|Copyright: Marcin Pakulski (marcin)
|Date Taken: 2007-09-16|
|Camera: Nikon D50|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-09-27 12:06|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]|
Robins are small birds with a body length of 14cm. They have a distinctive red face and breast, and brown wings and back. The red breast is bordered by a thin grey-blue border. Male and females look alike but juveniles have a spotted, scalloped plumage with no red.
They range across Europe including the Mediterranean islands, North Africa, east to West Siberia and Iran.
Robins prefer woodlands, parks, gardens and farmland with hedges.
They mainly feed on insects and spiders, but they also eat seeds, fruits and berries.
Although shy birds over much of their range, robins have learnt to make use of gardeners and watch the owners as they dig up their gardens. They then take advantage of the newly-exposed soil to forage for worms and other invertebrate prey. Robins are notoriously aggressive towards each other. Both males and females are territorial and the red breast is fluffed out in display. They will even attack a bundle of red feathers or their own reflection, mistaking it for another individual.
Females build a cup-shaped nest in a covered location such as an ivy-covered bank, bush or hedge or in a hole in a tree. The female incubates the 4-6 eggs for 13-14 days. The young fledge after two weeks and three broods may be raised in a good year.
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- [2007-09-27 12:09]
Very impressive shot of this cute bird, I like dark colour palette, and BG, excellent illumination of the bird and perfect details of the main subject. Low POV is wonderful too. Great close-up. Bravo and TFS.
- [2007-09-27 12:16]
and great details
Bonjour Marcin,il est splendid ce petit oiseau,la photo est très belle.Bravo
beautiful picture on little robin!
sharp with nice light and good pov!
- [2007-09-27 12:39]
Hi marcin. A very good close up shot of the Robin. showing fine detail and warm colours. a nice pose with light in the eye. well done TFs.
good notes too..
- [2007-09-27 14:34]
Nice composition.Head of the bird is very sharp and have great details ,POV and DOF are excellent.Also very nice colors and catch light in the eye.
- [2007-09-28 6:42]
Ciekawe spojrzenie w obiektyw, ta poza jest najwieksza zaleta tego zdjecia. Poza tym spokojny bg.
An excellent shot on this European Robin. A spot on exposure has given nice colors and sharp detail in the plumage. Well done!