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Suspicious Mind

Suspicious Mind
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Robins, Robins of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-11 5:15
Viewed: 4377
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We cant go on together
With suspicious minds
And we cant build our dreams
On suspicious minds...:-)

The King's 'Suspicious minds' lyrics.

The Robin is well known to British and Irish gardeners: it is relatively unafraid of humans and likes to come close when anyone is digging the soil, in order to look out for earthworms and other food freshly turned up; when the gardener stops for a break the robin might use the handle of the spade as a lookout point. Robins in continental Europe are more wary. Robins also approach large wild animals, such as wild boar, and other animals which disturb the ground for any food that might be brought to the surface.

Male Robins are noted for their highly aggressive territorial behaviour. They will ruthlessly attack other males that stray into their territories, and have been observed attacking other small birds without apparent provocation. Such attacks sometimes lead to fatalities, an aspect of the birds' behaviour which is at odds with its wholesome, gentle public image.

British Robins are largely resident but a small minority, usually female, migrate to southern Europe during winter and a few of these migrate as far as Spain.

Scandinavian and Russian Robins migrate to Britain and western Europe to escape the harsher winters. These migrants can be recognised by the greyer tone of the upper parts of their bodies and duller orange breast.

Shooting Date/Time
6/01/2007 12:46:23
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

1.4 teleconverter
IS on

PP in PS CS2

I wish you a wonderful day!

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  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-11 5:19]

Hi Annick

Another wnerful post from you!
This little robin looks amazing again, and despuite the FG difficulties, you maanged to get great sharpness and focus on it.
The colors are also simply brilliant, the pose you captured is beautiful and the contrast with the BG is exceptional.
Very nicly framed, presented and composed, too!

Bravo and TFS

hi annick,
lovely shot,
nice pov,
well saturated colours,
excellent bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-11 5:29]

Hi Annnick,
Very nice composition and framing. Good focus and sharpness. Have a great day.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-11 5:30]

Hi Annick,
This robin looks to be on the plump side, its expressions too seem amusing.There seems to an offending twig in the way but thats part of nature.Nice POV.
Badruddin Ali

hi annick!
beautilful robin!
great pose and well composed
sharp and nice background to

Hi Annick,
Nice cpature. Well timed with good composition and exposure. That OOF branch in the FG is a tad distracting. Other than that a very solid image.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-11 6:10]

Hi Annick.
This is beautiful capture.I like splendid colours and composition with very nice position of this bird.Nicely POV,pretty details on plumage.Very nice colour tones on blurry background.
Great job.Thanks for sharing.
Greetings Milos

hi Annick, wonderful shot, good coloures and POV. VEry userful info.

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  • kona Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 0] (875)
  • [2007-01-11 7:24]

It is my favorite photograph. Composition and a color. I am impressive. Thank you..kona

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-11 7:34]

Hello Annick,
Another nice pose of your little buddy. Details, colors and point of view are very good. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Annick,
This pose is original. Very nice composition, sharpness, and exposure. Color contrast and blurry background are great. TFS,

Hello Annick,

Excllent work, Great colors bg PO DOF perfect details very crisp, really Like the BG POV and simple composation ,

TFS Kyle

Hi Annick ,
excellent focus.
nice sharpness and beautiful colors.
it has very nice BG.

Hi Annick :)
Great colors, excellent POV, composition and perfect DOF. Well done!

Hi Annick
Trčs beau portait les details et la netteté sont parfaites.Le beau Bg pâle rend bien l'oiseau
Bravo et merci...JP.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-11 12:14]

Hi Annick.
Great your bird series with a charming bird in a leading part. This close-up is so beautiful. Very nice POV and amazing BG with light spot behind the bird. Cropping and presentation of the picture is likable to me as well as the nice note. My compliments and best regards.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-11 13:03]

Excellent capture, Annick
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours. TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-11 13:13]

Una bonita captura realzada por el contraste del fondo Annick, con buen foco, agudeza e iluminación, que brinda cálidos colores.
Me gusta la combinación del punto de vista captado y el encuadre elegido con la estética ubicación de la rama.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

A beautiful capture enhanced by the contrast of the bottom Annick, with good focus, sharpness and illumination, that it offers warm colors.
I like the combination of the captured point of view and the elected framing with the aesthetic location of the branch.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-11 16:50]

Annick.- Bella foto, exelente pose, Los colores muy naturales. Saludos Luis52.

Hi Annick,
Well you get high marks alone just for quoting the KING! Long live ELVIS! He is really alive and working at a 7-eleven in Nashville somewhere.

The photo is excellent. Beautiful colors and sharp detail from the spot on exposure. This plump little guy looks like he is giving you the evil eye!
Well done!

Next your very nice and perfect done shot.

Hi Annick,
What a lovely shot you've taken!!
This ia a beautiful your photo as usual, very nice details and POV, great DOF and lovely pose of Robin with beautiful colours,
Well done and TFS,

  • Great 
  • mdt (38)
  • [2007-01-12 14:24]

very very good

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-01-13 3:58]

beautiful. great colors, pose, composition. tfs

Nice close shot with good background good detail and sharpness well done TFS rgds Necip.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-13 16:18]

Hola Annick, bonita toma, me encanta este pájaro. Hoy tuve la oportunidad de ver uno en el campo... Saludos Sira

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-01-18 15:12]

an unusual pose but a real one...and in keeping with the robins secure stance in any situation
the fore and background blurry parts seem to frame and support the bird in its pose

Hi Annick,
I fallow your posts. But today your robins is Featured Theme on TN main page. I want to say congratulations. I like your robins and all robins. They are very beautiful and lovely birds with orange colors. Of course very nice models always as like in this pose. TFS. well done

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