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Copyright: Hilary Wilkinson (Hil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robins of the World, Alex99 favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-01 12:39
Viewed: 4799
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello All,

Suprise Suprise another Robin, well I did post a Moorhen and a Wood Pidgeon for my last two posts and I have got about 600 Robin shots (only joking but I do have a few). Is this over exposed I'm not too sure the light was really strong but he was posing so nicely for me with his body in profile and his head looking right at me giving plenty of attitude, thanks for all your comment about my previous posts.

Latin name
Erithacus rubecula

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

The UK's favourite bird - with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.

Where to see them
Across the UK in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Worms, seeds, fruits and insects.

Notes from RSPB Website


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-01 12:42]

Hi Hilary. A good face on shot of the Robin. You have used the bright light to give good colour and detail .a nice POV well done TFS. good notes too.

Hi Hilary,

This is a Robin with an attitude. I guess he/she does not want to be photographed. Great pose, sharp details, great composition and colours. Good work.

Thanks for sharing


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-01 13:38]

Brilliant shot Hilary!
This Robin has one mean look on his face :-D
Sharp and detailed with good clarity.
Bright colours and warm light.
Superb DOF.
Well done,


Hi Hilary,
Very nice shot of this Robin. Great details and sharpness.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-01 14:41]

Hi Hil,

Another beautiful Robin. I love the pose as he looks right at the camera. Wonderful colors and fine details. Nice compostion with the bird on the slightly diagonal branch.


Very beautiful capture, Hil.
Good light.

Hello Hilary,

Beautiful image of this lovely Robin.
Awsome sharpness, very beautiful colors and feather details and excellent clarity and composion.
Great work. A real joy to look at. TFS!!!

Kindest regards, Harry

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-01 16:41]

Hola Hil.
Otra muy bella foto de este colorido Robin. Alta calidad y definicion. Hermosos sus colores y muy buena la nota escrita.
Saludos Hilary.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-04-01 17:27]


Just marking for now!
be back later. :)

Wow HIl....that camera does some sharp work. You captured this one sharply eh? Nice combination of earthy colours with a nice saturation of orange....Tres bien!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-02 4:12]

Hello Hilary,
beautiful, this European Robin is just wonderful. POV and the sharpness are outstanding. Very nice composition with wonderful eye contact.

hello Hilary

lovely shot of this Robin, fine POV, excellent DOF and luminosity
of the image, great sharpness and details of the foreground
and a lovely eye-contact, TFS


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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-02 6:50]

Hi Hilary,
Very nice shot!
Nice pose of the bird!
Good composition!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-02 10:07]

Hi Hilary.
It is fantastic. I am sure you have used Canon 1D Mark III at least. Blameless quality of the image and wonderful at highest range scene. My congratulations. It is true masterpiece and my new favorite image.

Hi Hilary

Very nice work. Lovely composition. Good colours. Well done.

Hello Hilary a fine sharp shot, excellent DOF control, good detail and nice light/exposure. Very good colour balance tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-02 13:02]

Hello Hilary,
When I take a face on shot of a bird it is usually not good enough to post, but this one of a Robin is great because of the rest of the body and the sharpness and details are excellent. I like your composition and the lighting is superb.
A nice and slightly unusual image of a Robin and TFS it.

Hi Hilary,

I see we've both posted robins today. I don't think this is over exposed at all. I agree that the pose from the bird is really good, but the shot looks perfect, at least on my monitor. This shot looks so similar to mine, I wonder if you took it at the London Wetland Centre?

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-02 15:00]

Hola Hilary, buena fotografia de este Petirrojo, bien enfocado, con color natural y con buena luz. Un saludo

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-04-02 15:59]

Bonjour Hilary,

Superbe lumière et belle éclat dans le plumage de l'oiseau.
Félicitations pour la grande qualité d'image.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-02 17:23]

Hi Hilary,
Great shot of this charming Robin with very impressive sharpness and colours on its plumage. Superb light and exposure management and you have captured a fabulous pose and eye contact. Great DOF and a well chosen POV to portray it and I like this natural setting. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Hil,
Great capture of this colorful little bird,
excellent cokmposition, good point of view,
superb colors, fantastic sharpness and depth
of field, great pose and nice eye contact, well done.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-04-02 18:33]

Hello Hilary, I just love that bird! You've done a great job on the sharpness and composition, very nice, thanks!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-03 9:00]

Hello Hil

Another exceptional capture of a beautiful robin.The POV is wonderful.
Excellent eye contact and detail.
Well composed in the frame.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-03 9:55]

Hello Hilary,
That's a very nice view of little Robin facing you. Excellent DOF, great sharpness, beautiful light and fine natural colours. Nice warm background too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Hilary,

Don't apologise! For me, you could post robins for ever! But, I know what you mean, you feel as if you need to give viewers a change! There is great variety in the gallery!

I just love this! He is looking straight at you in the over-friendly way that robins adopt! Robins also have a very nonchalent way of holding their wings! They are gorgeously cheeky chappies!

Excellent details of texture and colour and good management of the light.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Hilary,
Well exposed with warm color, great detail/DOF.
Nice level POV and I like the pose with the robin looking straight at ya :)
Well done & have a nice weekend,

Superb sharp detailing of the robin Hilary. Also I like how you have placed it off center and the way the branch below and twigs above form a frame around him.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-05 0:46]

Hello Hilary,
Beautiful frontal photo in excellent sharpness and with great natural colours. POV and DOF are fantastic.

Hi Hil, What happened to this guy? Wrong side of the bed? Haha
Other than what appears to be his bad attitide he looks GREAT!
Wondeful bright color and focused feather and facial details.
Pleasing blurred BG . Hope you have a great weekend! Richard

Huge image of this beautiful bird, Hilary.
Outstanding focus, sharpness, colours and composition.
The plain brown BG is neat and lends a natural touch to the capture.
Well done and thanks for sharing this excellent image.

bonjour hilary
les couleurs sont parfaitement naturelles,le piqué exemplaire.

Wonderful shot - what an expression! Too cute! ha ha
They have real personalities and the more time we spend with them, the more we see this. Wonderful wonderful stuff!

Hello Hil
You have got a fantastic beak on pose on this Lovely Robin..Perfect dof..The light is great and the details are so sharp..Perfect..He has got a look of attitude about him!!
All the Best

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-04-07 12:20]

marvelous one Hilary,
a fntastic close up, good from quality and I love it to look at it, marvelous job. have a nice evening.
gr. jaap

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-07 14:25]

Hi Hilary,
Details on the plumage, your POV, the color tones and warm lighting look lovely. TFS
All the best,

Hello Hil,
splendid portrait of this very cute robin,
perfect focus , lovely colours and beautifull pose,

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-04-08 11:47]

Hi Hilary,
Superb photo with beautifuls colours. I like POV and eye contact.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-04-08 20:41]

Ah, this one put a smile on my face, thanks for that. Nicely capture with great detail and the attitude really show. Good POV with very natural and beautiful color and light. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for posting and you nice comments.

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