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American Robin

American Robin
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Copyright: Bob Williams (bikefifty) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-12 8:03
Viewed: 3689
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A sure sing of Spring in our area is the arrival of the Robin. We have very few that winter over here, so when they come up from the South we can expect warm weather to follow soon.

Although this picture was taken about this time of the year in 2008 it still applies each year in the Spring.

These are happy birds. You can hear them in the early morning singing and looking for worms for breakfast. Later in the Spring you can fine their blue egg shells on the ground after the little one's have hatched. I understand that the adults will take the egg shells and move them away from the nest before the drop them to the ground so as not to draw attention to the nest.

I hope you enjoy this bird of spring. - Bob

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-12 15:48]

Hola Bob.
It seems that this Robin is proud to be posing for You and TN
Lovely colours and well framed.

hello Bob

in 2 or 3 weeks when we will see the Robins and the Red Winged Blackbirds
here in Montréal area, it will say that we are in spring,
very beautiful photography of the American Robin
shot with fine POV, beautiful vertical framing,
excellent sharpness and details, and a catch-light
at the eye that render the photo always more beautiful, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-03-12 18:49]

Hello Bob,
A perfect image of this beautiful Robin. The colors are gorgeous and the detail is very fine indeed!! Love the composition and great exposure!!
It always amazes me whenever I view a European Robin here on TN. and then compare it to one of ours. Their robins seem so dainty, almost like a warbler.
Well done!!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-12 23:03]

Hello Bob,
Though Maybe a little closely cropped, this is a fine portrait of an American Robin, the frontal POV showing the red breast in all its splendour. The pose, POV and lighting with the eye contact are great.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hallo Bob
This is one of the birds that are being featured often on the site, but also one of those that you do not get bored of easily. This little guy actually attracted me more because of its brilliantly coloured chest feathers. It is very striking. A beautiful close-up with details that is very eye-catching and prominent. Thanks for sharing this bird that has a lovely proud pose.
Best regards

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