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European Robin

European Robin
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-08 9:03
Viewed: 2102
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), most commonly known in Anglophone Europe simply as the Robin, is a small insectivorous passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae). Around 12.5–14.0 cm (5.0–5.5 in) in length, the male and female are similar in colouration, with an orange breast and face lined with grey, brown upperparts and a whitish belly. It is found across Europe, east to Western Siberia and south to North Africa; it is sedentary in most of its range except the far north.

The term Robin is also applied to some unrelated birds with red or orange breasts. These include the American Robin (Turdus migratorius), which is a thrush, and the Australian red robins of the genus Petroica, which are more closely related to crows.

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hello Siegfried,

an very nice image from this Robin.
Good of sharpness, with exellent blurred bg and pov.
Fine natural colours.


Hi Siegfried,
it's hard to say anything apart from this is a very nice shot - superb composition, colours sharpness.

hello Siegfried
very nice picture with good details and nice pose
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

Ciao Siggi, lovely bird on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-11-08 9:46]

Hi Siggi,
Splendid photo of this Robin, great natural colors and very fine colorful sharp details, TFS!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-08 10:27]

Hello Siggi,
Very good capture of this robin in nice pose.Great POV,sharpness and colors.TFS.

A very nice shot Siegfried. Good colors and very well exposed to show detail. Good POV and a lovely background.
I feel the composition can be improved by allowing more space in front and less at the back.
Well done and TFS.

A "textbook capture" Siegfried, realized from a good vantage point in sharp focus, against a pleasantly OOF BG. Very enchanting indeed!

Hello Siegfried,
Fantastic capture with outstanding colours and perfect focus.
Wonderful natural colours and superb background.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-08 10:54]

Hello Siegfried,
A great presentation of this Robin in excellent sharpness and a nice composition. Taken from a very good POV. Very beautiful natural colours, also in the nice contrasting blurred BG. Pleasing pose.

Hello Siegfried,
Very cute Robin, perfectly captured, with nice details and colours. Excellent sharpness too. I think I would prefer more space on the right (in front of the bird) and cropping on the left, but maybe it was not possible because of branchs. Thanks for sharing this pretty bird. Best regards,

Ciao Siegfried complimenti una gran foto,colori ,composizione,nitidezza ottimi bravo.
Ciao Marco.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-08 12:14]

Hello Siggi,
A lovely view of Robin where details are very sharp and colours natural. I like the softness and colour of the background too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-11-08 12:32]

Hello Siegfried, great shot of a robin with nice composition, lighting and details.
TFS and G's,

Ciao Siegfried. Another cute robin captured in good details and natural colours.


Hi MF Siggi,

Lovely and great capture of this beauty with delightfull composition and details.
TFS and have a nice night!


hallo Siegfried
very beautiful Robin and its great shot against blurry BG. sharp focus, POV and light using superb as like coloration and composition. thanks for sharing. well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-08 15:28]

Nice,tender,in the perfect pose...a very perfect portrait,one of your best,no doubts..and whit the usual great quality.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-11-08 23:19]

Dear Siegfried

We all know this nice little fellow and it's always a pleasure to meet him. Your picture is very beautiful, simple (in the positive sense) in its composition and it shows natural colours.

Kind regards


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-09 5:10]

Very cute little Robin, very colorful image. tfs.

Hello Siegfried,
another fantastic image, light, colors and details very incredible. Another nice picture. Best regards, Paolo

Bonjour Siegfried,
Ton Rouge gorge est superbe ; il est bien mis en valeur, dans une bonne composition, sous une lumière bien maitrisée et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Siggi,
Although you didn't use the usual portrait format (more space in front of than behind the model) this is quite a good shot, eventhough you cropped a bit of the robin's left leg. But on the other side: color palette is fantastic, beautifully blurred background, great sharpness. Simply pleasant to look at, even with the minor mistakes.
Tfs, friendly regards, László

Hello Siggi.
Wonderful European robin with excellent orange chest.
The plumage is so vivid and well defined.
Well framed in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

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