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Copyright: Babak hendizadeh (timonejoon) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 45 N: 224] (762)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super, Sigma UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Robins [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-13 5:03
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
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Hi

I think this become a series, From

Last
shot you can read the information and after this I will explain to you how you can find them in London or parks around of city, but first let me say
that I love this shot because of the light on the head of him, I specially do not make it lighter as I think that shadow make sense, please let me know your
idea.

Feeding:
The Robin's diet is principally insects and worms, which it will normally catch by swooping, that is to say, snatching its prey on the ground after watching for movement from a perch above. They will also often follow a gardener that is digging the soil over for any easy pickings (see Feeding).

In the garden, the Robin has a sweet tooth and often takes cake, especially fruit cake, coconut cake and uncooked pastry. At other times, sunflower hearts
are eaten. Mealworms are a firm favorite, which they will often take from the hand.

Robins, both males and females, hold their own separate feeding territories in the winter, which they defend vigorously. By around Christmas, many will have paired up. Initially, they do not spend much time together, merely tolerate one another, but will remain together until the following autumn moult.

Nesting:
The nest is made from grass, moss and dead leaves, lined with hair and wool, and usually in a hole in a tree stump, bank or wall, but more unusual locations such as kettles, cars, and coat pockets have been used. An open-fronted nest box may be used.

The smooth, non-glossy eggs are white or pale blue with reddish spots, and about 20 mm by 15 mm. Incubation is by the female only. The young are fed by both parents.

Breeding Data:

Breeding Starts => late March
Number of Clutches => 2-3
Number of Eggs => 3-9
Incubation (days) => 12-15
Fledge (days) => 12-15

Movements:
British Robins are mostly sedentary though a few migrate to Spain and Portugal for the winter. Juveniles disperse from their natal sites in May but
very rarely move further than a few kilometers (miles).

In the winter, British birds are joined by Scandinavian birds, and a few continental birds.


 

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Hi Babak,
Very good close up of this lovely bird.
Thank you
Bruno(cooper)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-13 15:18]

Hello Babak!
Wonderful capture of fat robin:).Colors,details,clear eyes,expression on face and composition are excellent.
TFS...:-)

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-05-13 17:17]

what a cute robin, babak! :-)
very nice close up of the fluffy featherball.
good straight-on pov and eye-contact.
looking forward to more of your series.
well seen & captured, thor.

Hi Babak,
A very nice shot on this Robin. The DOF is shallow, but it works well here. Backround is perfectly OOF. Nice saturated colors. Looks great!
Scott

Hi Babak,
Nice color and light, good POV and framing.
A bit soft, (you need more DOF, especially from this POV), but overall a nice post :)
Well done and TFS!

bonjour
ce rouge gorge est deja pas mal comme ceci mais je propose un WS pour lui donner un petit plus.
laurent

Good portrait! Great colors and pose.
Andrea

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