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Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Digital ISO-80
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Erithacus rubecula - Robin, Narbulbulu [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-24 2:33
Viewed: 2872
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Me and the Christmas Robin wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :D

I hope you like this one :)

Best Wishes!

1 day till Christmas!!

eqshannon, jhm, CENT-TRETZE, smitha, Silke, Adanac, hester, Alex99, jaycee, uleko, jcoowanitwong, horia has marked this note useful
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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-24 3:02]

Hi Joe,
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you too.
Outstanding close-up shot with such fabulous details and colours on its plumage. Superb use of flash lighting and perfectly exposed. The darkish BG helps in highlighting it. Excellent POV and DOF and the composition is marvellous. Kudos.

Hola Joe,
Excelente macro con gran nitidez y buenas texturas, bellos colores. Te deseo que tengas unas felices fiestas y un año nuevo lleno de felicidad. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

On this Christmas Eve, December 2007, a Full Moon has risen. It almost looks like a star coming through the hazy sky at night. May all of your photographs be as this one. Filled with colours of joy. Giving off an aura of Peace. Making all things Clear and defining the unreal borders of your life.
Bob Shannon
Wilderness of Washington State

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  • Pier Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 37] (808)
  • [2007-12-24 5:22]

Buon Natale anche a te, al tuo Robin che sembra si sia voluto mettere in posa solo per farci gli auguri.
Un saluto Piero

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-12-24 6:11]

Hello Joe,

What a lovely macro shot of this Robin, clarity and sharpness are wonderful.
Also a nice message to the members of TN, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thanks for sharing.

Greetings from Belgium,

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-12-24 6:17]

Hi Joe

Lovely close up shot of the Robin with superb detail in the feathers and the colours are nicely highlighted by the dark BG, nicely composed too.

Thanks for the Greetings
Merry Christmas and Happy 08 to you and your Family.

Hil :o)

Hello friend Joe:

That prettier way to desire happiness to all the companions of TN. A precious photo with a superb definition. You are a genial artist.

Also I desire for you and your beloved beings a lot of happiness in these dates and the 2008 be a good year in all the senses even photographic.

Thanks also by comenmtar all my photos without exception, you are very generous with me.

A hug.


Hello Joe,
Like this one? simply loved it.
Your Robin with a twinkle in its eye has delivered the Xmas wishes 'loud and clear'.:)What a beautiful portrait of the Robin! Excellent sharpness and details in the plumage.The whole bird stands out from the background.Nice blurred background. And this one goes to my favourites.
Thanks for the picture and the greetings,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-12-24 6:31]

Stunning details!
Merry Christmas to you and yours too

Thank you for sharing this and so many more wonderful captures all the long year

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-24 7:06]

Merry Christmas Joe,
Thank you for your great contributions to this lovely community of TrekNature.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-24 7:16]

Hi Joe,
Nice shot! Good details and colors!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-24 7:37]
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Anyone would think you were excited about christmas Joe ;o) Great festive shot though, love the colours and detail, your DOF is perfect too...

Que tengas una buena noche. buena foto:

J. Ignasi

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2007-12-24 8:18]

Hi Joe
This is wonderfull a potrait
Very natural color and sharp details.
well done.

Hello Joe,
thank you for the wonderful gift of Christmas!
excellent composition of this superb beautiful bird!
greeting always

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-24 11:07]

Hi Joe

Merry Christmas to you too. I hope santa brings you lots of wonderful camera equipment. This is a perfect Christmas card with the really close up shot of the robin. Amazing details, great POV and lovely colours



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-24 11:48]

Hi Joe,

Thank you and Robin for the Xmas wishes. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The Robin is perfect for this card - and a beautiful Robin it is. A wonderful closeup with fantastic feathers and a beautiful eye.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-24 12:46]

Hello Joe,
Many thanks for this fine card with a close-up of Robin! Great sharpness, fine colours and I like the background. I hope you'll have a lovely Christmas and all the best wishes for the New Year.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-24 21:17]

Hello Joe

Firstly A very Happy Christmas to you and family.
This shot is amazing.You know how sometimes the comment shows up "I can count the individual feathers...etc"
I can count the individual barbules on each feather! Truly amazing.
Excellent POV and DOF.
great job.


Hello Joe,
You get very close to this Robin. Excellent pov and composition. Merry Christmas and with all best wishes.

Hello Joe,
A fine portrait of this little fellow!
Outstanding colours, pin sharp details in plumage...
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-25 3:32]

Hi Joe.
What a cool close-up. Terrific colour and details. Composition is spot on and BG is amazing. Bravo.
Merry Christmas and Holiday Time.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-12-25 8:41]

Hi Joe

I saw this little beauty yesterday, but i really didn't have any time for get to it...decorations and preparation and stuff :)
But i'm back today and i want to congratulate you for such a terrific close-up resulting is a great portrait of this cute robin.
Red is definitely the color of Christmas (next to white) and a robin really fits perfectly ;)
Excellent sharpness and very good flash work, too.

I'd also like to take this chance and wish you and all your loved ones a warm and sincere Merry Christmas and also the best of everything of what the world has to offer in the year to come!

Happy holidays! and TFS

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