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European robin


European robin
Photo Information
Copyright: Marcin Pakulski (marcin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-16
Categories: Birds
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
Viewed: 2724
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Physical Description
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.

Distribution
They range across Europe including the Mediterranean islands, North Africa, east to West Siberia and Iran.

Habitat
Robins prefer woodlands, parks, gardens and farmland with hedges.

Diet
They mainly feed on insects and spiders, but they also eat seeds, fruits and berries.

Behaviour
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.

Reproduction
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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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-27 12:09]

Hi Marcin.
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.
Alexei.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-09-27 12:16]

Hi Marci
lovely compo
and great details
tfs
Tom

Bonjour Marcin,il est splendid ce petit oiseau,la photo est très belle.Bravo
Tfs
Mich

hi marcin!
beautiful picture on little robin!
sharp with nice light and good pov!
well done!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [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..

Nick..

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-27 14:34]

Hi Marcin
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.
TFS Michel

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-09-28 6:42]

Witam,
Ciekawe spojrzenie w obiektyw, ta poza jest najwieksza zaleta tego zdjecia. Poza tym spokojny bg.
Pawel

Hi Marcin,
An excellent shot on this European Robin. A spot on exposure has given nice colors and sharp detail in the plumage. Well done!
Scott

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