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American Robin

American Robin
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-01-31 16:29
Viewed: 2234
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, when we start to see
American Robins it is a sign of the
spring for us in Québec/Canada, but this
photo was shot in winter at the woodland
of Boisé Papineau where is the winter time
bird feeder station.

And since winter 2007 I go for bird
photographing at that forest, 2 times
in winter i have seen American Robins,
the 2 times they where mild winters,
in winter 2009 like this photo and the
2nd one in winter 2012.

1/1200s f/5.6 ISO400 66.7mm (35mm eq:300mm)
photo shot in RAW and 25% of cropping from
the original image to remove some branches
from the right side and upper of the image.

from Hinterland Who's Who website

« Migrating American Robins travel during
the day. In the spring, they begin their
northward movement in late February and
do not arrive in any numbers in Canada
until early March.

The temperature rise in spring is a key
factor in their migration, for the birds
need thawing ground so that they can dig
up earthworms. The northward migrants follow
closely an average daytime temperature of 3°C.
American Robins return to the same breeding
area they had frequented the previous year. »



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Hello Asbed,
Beautiful picture of American Robin.It's a natural picture in forest.Perfect light and good sharpness with blurry BG helps to watch the bird perfectly.Nice POV and dots of colour on the body.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture.
Kind regards,

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-01-31 23:35]

american robin, nice and wonderful bird with beauty. nicely taken with good angle. tfs.

Hi Asbed
Great capture of this Robin. Super POV and eye contact. Nicely composed with lots of detail.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-01 3:43]

Hello Asbed,
Despite the busy background and surroundings, this a very nice photo of an American Robin in excellent sharpness, details and a fine composition.

好可的小鳥 照的清晰

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-01 7:04]

Hello Asbed,
A lovely shot of the American Robin from your archives.
Great pose and POV taken with fine sharpness and colours in the winter lighting in a pleasing composition with the bare branches.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Asbed,
A great capture of this American Robin with beautiful colors, details & pose. One can tell that its cold, the Robin's feathers are puffed out to increase the thickness of the insulation around its body. Great presentation & TFS...Mon Ami! Best wishes!


Hello Asbed,
Excellent capture with an outstanding sharp details and clarity,lovely composition with its natural surrounding.
TFS and my regards,

Hi Asbed,

A really nice shot of this American Robin, good detail and colours.
This is the first time I have seen this bird, although I have heard it mentioned on many occasions..
Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend, regards Bill.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-01 12:44]

Hi Asbed,a beautiful pose like a movie star of this fat robin,magnificent capture whit a perfect DOF for the best details,very lucky moment whit this excellent light too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-01 17:26]

Hello Asbed
exciting composition in beautiful view. The fluffy bird is so pretty. The intricate small branches really give a good composition in graphical style.


Hello Asbed
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colors and good sharpness.

Hi Asbed,
Great shot with nice lights and colors, but in my opinion the crop isn't tight enough, the robin might be more powerful in more narrow frame. My opinion doesn't mean I shouldn't like your version, just having a different idea. Also found the bare branches too much which grabs as many attention as the robin himself (another reason why tighter crop is imho essential here). In spite of all these, I truly like the photo due to the superb PoV and colors / lights. Tfs.
Best regards, László

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-02-06 20:09]

Hello Asbed,

Lovely shot of this Robin with it's breast puffed out and sitting in the sun. Nice example of it's preferred habitat too, those dense flowering crab trees in this case, I believe. Perfect sharpness and splendid contrast with the blue sky beyond. Well captured!



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