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European Robin

European Robin
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-31 3:12
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Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Erithacus rubecula
While I was working in my garden, a robin accompagnied me all the time, looking for insects and larvae. It was really not afraid and came very near.
The Robin belongs to a group of mainly insectivorous birds that have been variously assigned to the thrushes or "flycatchers", depending on how these groups were perceived taxonomically. Eventually, the flycatcher-thrush assemblage was re-analysed and the genus Erithacus assigned to a group of thrush-like true flycatchers, the tribe Saxicolini, that also includes the nightingale and the Old World chats.[9]
Two Eastern Palearctic species are usually placed in the genus Erithacus, the Japanese Robin (E. akahige) and the Ryūkyū Robin (E. komadori), the latter being a restricted-range island species. Biogeography and mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data indicate that these might better be classified with some Far Eastern "nightingales", leaving only the European species in Erithacus.[10]

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-31 3:37]

Hi Pierre,
Splendid photo of this Robin, it is a perfect photo, TFS!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-31 4:15]

Hello Pierre,
splendid image of this robin in a beautiful position!
Great sharpness and detail, beautiful colours, splendid eye contact! Well done!
Thanks for sharing

What a shot !!! What an impeccable execution and despite the noise which is on the acceptable level I think the result is spectacular. (not bad for an ISO1600). Brilliant pose of this little Robin, perfect colors and detail! Bravo Pierre Heimann!

George Veltchev

A first rate image of a Robin, Pierre. The sharpness is phenomenal and the colours are trully brilliant.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Pierre,

Excellent picture of this beautiful bird with great details & colors.
Great sharpness & taken from a nice POV. Lovely composition too! Well done & TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-31 8:39]

Hello Pierre,
Very beautiful photo of this curious lookin Robin. The one I got in my garden is very curious too. Excellent sharpness, details and natural colours. Beautiful blurrred BG with a little bit of noise. Great POV and composition.

Hello Pierre,
Impressive capture with very nice details and exceptional sharpness.
I love the excellent clarity and perfect focus.
Brilliant colors and good light. Perfect image with a wonderful little bird.

Perfect pose of the bird and impressive photo Pierre! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

great sharpness pose with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-10-31 9:40]

Bonjour Pierre, c'est un oiseau magnifique bien qu'il soit commun et vous avez su le rendre presque majestueux dans sa légèreté et le soyeux de son plumage. C'st une belle photo, bravo, Didier.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-31 10:06]

Bonjour Pierre,
Un excellent sujet que l'on ne voit plus beaucoup dans ma région.
Vous avez su admirablement le mettre en valeur.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-31 12:09]

Hi Pierre,
Really excellent shot.Nice colours with excellent sharpness detail.
Excellent background.Good pose for this robin.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Pierre,

Really beautiful photo! The clarity, pose, colour and background is stunning. The bird seems to have a quizzical look - as if to ask 'What are you doing?'

Thank you for sharing this!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-31 16:51]

Salut Pierre,une capture vraiment magnifique!! Quelle chance le recontrer si proche de toi et quel maniere d'exploite' l'occasion! Une photo fantastique et une qualite' extraordinaire.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

a wonderful close up, with fine pose!
regards Nasos

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-03 16:55]

Olá Pierre,
Excelente foto de qualidade muito boa, com cores e nitidez firmes meus parabéns por esta bela imagem.

Bonjour Pierre,
Superbe publication tout en finesse et en délicatesse.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Pierre,

An absolutely cute little fellow..!
Super details in the plumage, and the colours are vivid and natural...
Well framed and a fine balanced composition, great 3D effect!

Pablo -

Hello Pierre,
A very good photo of this lovely bird, beautiful clarity, excellent sharpness, lovely highlighted eye and wonderful colours, excellent captured!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Impresionante belleza de fieles colores y texturas bien captadas.
Saludos Pierre: Josep Ignasi.

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