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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-12 12:37
Viewed: 4209
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am pleased to say i hope to be around a little more often now. This Robin has its new feather for the winter and looks very smart.

Robin ( Erithacus rubecula ) Length 14cm.
The Robin is one of the most familiar and popular garden Birds of all. The Robin is an aggressive species with the males sometimes fighting to the death to defend their territory.
The male and female are almost identical with brown crown, wings, upperparts and tail, a grey band along the sides of the breast, white belly and the famous red breast which is actually a deep orange colour. Juvenile Birds can cause confusion as they lack red in their plumage, being a rather dull spotty brown in colour.
Robins sing all year round, defending summer and winter territories with their fluty melodic song.
The Robin can be found in almost every garden as it is one of the tamest Birds, happily feeding alongside humans as they work. They will often take live food such as Earthworms or Mealworms from the hand.
Breeds from March to August building a cup shaped nest from grass and leaves lined with hair. Lays 4-6 pale blue-white eggs lightly spotted with red and incubates for 13-15 days. The young fledge after 12-14 days. They often have two broods

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hello Nick
super good sharpness and beautiful colours with great details
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-12 12:42]

Hello Nick,
Welcome back!
A fine capture of a Robin looking very proud of his new coat of feathers. The POV for this pose is perfect and taken with excellent sharpness and colours on a fine perch.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hallo Nick.
a superb capture of the Robin taken from an excellent POV in a fantastic pose, outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours.
Best regards

Hello Nicholas,
I love its pose very much and the eye contact. I also like the fine details, natural colours, excellent sharpness and composition. Well done!

Hello Nicholas
Congratulations for the beautiful pictures, great natural colors, good POV and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

hello Nicholas
nice to see your posts again. you sent a great shot of lovely robin, with great details and superb coloration. It gave nicely a proudy pose to you. BG colors very beautiful and nicely contrasted its reddish colors. light using also nice.
thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hello Nicholas,

Superb capture of this beautiful Robin.
Nice colours with excellent details.
Lighting and composition are fantastic.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-12 17:43]

Hi Nick,

This lovely Robin is showing off his new winter feathers so proudly. His face is beautiful and the colors are fresh and wonderful. Focus and details are perfect. I love the pose on the branch and the excellent background and composition.


hello Nicholas

great close-up shot of the Robin, with fine POV and framing,
superb focus great sharpness and details, i love the warmer
luminosity and colour tones of this beautiful photo, TFS


Hallo Nick
What a marvelous picture so perfectly focused and composed!! How beautiful this little Robin and how nice it looks with its plumage on the wings so beautifully seen. I like a lot the light and colors. Magnificent shot my friend. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-09-12 23:04]

Hello Nick,
A lovely capture of Robin in a fine pose showing off his new feathers! Excellent sharpness and beautiful light and colours.
A nice composition too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Simply put, this is stunning, Nick!
Extremely well saturated colours, such sharp focus and a splendid presentation.
Very well done!

Ciao Nicholas. An outstanding one MF! Stunning details and perfect sharp with best focus on eye. Bright natural colours. TFS.


Hi Nick,
A lovely capture of this beautiful robin. Good sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-13 5:26]

Hi Nick
Welcome back I'v been missing you r nice image.That is an excellent return.Well composed image with good POV and sharp image.I like the Robin pose , I also like the beautiful natural colorsand the catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

Ciao Nick, nice see you again on TN, my friend, beautiful composition with lovely bird in nice pose, on a wonderful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, beautiful natural colors and fine details. very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-13 7:36]

Hello Nick,
I'm very glad to see a photo from you. And a great one. Fantastic pose with eye-contact of this Robin. Excellent sharpness, details, composition and DOF. Splendid light and colours, also in the blurred BG. I've missed the quality of your postings.

Hello Nick,
Nice to see you back with your dear Robin! The colours are splendid! So much details and on the feathers. The background is also excellent. Great job! Warm regards,

Hello Nicholas
very nice profil view of this robin, excellent details on his beautiful plumage,
great pose, wonderful blurred BG
Have a good night

Hi Nick what a lovely Robin
Excellent sharp details in this lovely composition
Perfecr Pose, POV, colors and BG

TFS Thijs

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-09-14 21:24]

Hi Nicholas!

The perspective of seeing you more often again is ggod news and I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures again. This one here is very beautiful and corresponds to your style. The quite thick branch highlights the bird's delicatness at best and the perfect sharpness and clarity reveal rich details. A beautiful picture!

Kind regards


Hello Nick
Always beautiful, with perfect clarity
thank you for this bird so charming.

Hi Nick,

Astonishingly awesome capture of a pretty red-breast taken from very effective POV while it standing on a dried branc in a lovely pose. Well-balanced exposure with great focus and DOF.
I like the blurr background here, it makes the colours stand out greatly.
TFS and have a nice day!


Muchos dias ya sin visitarte Nicholas !
Veo que sigues manteniendo tu habilidad habitual
en la captura de las pequeñas aves: me alegro.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-16 10:13]

Hi Nick.
Nice to see next excellent bird picture from you. Pose of the bired is amazing as well as reproduction of every feather and other features of the bird and tree branch. BG is also fantastic. Bravo. Excellent work.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-09-18 19:27]

Hello Nicholas,
What an impressive photo of this beautiful and proud looking little Robin. The pose is simply stunning as it shows off his gorgeous plumage and fine features. Super job!!

that is a sharp photo, exact focus.
nice colours.
good frame.

Best Regards,
Mehran Jahangiri.

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