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A Robin (Erithacus rubecula) enjoying a good scratch! This is a full frame capture, taken in the garden a couple of days ago.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload, with a special thank you to Tony(Termite53) and Christine(christinecilia) for their User Awards. Really appreciated and valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Apr 2013 - 4:47 PM
Focal Length:600mm taken 4.8m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Nothing like a good scratch!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:2 May 2013 - 2:24 PM
Tags:Bird, Erithacus rubecula, European, Full frame, Garden, Gardenbird, Robin, Scratch, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:58

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 2:32 PM

Excellent action shot!! Super image!!

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 2:51 PM

Looks as though it is auto-decapitating! Nice to see something other than the usual cute robin image, I didn't realise they were so flexible! Pin sharp and well lit as usual Smile

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 3:07 PM

Such a beautiful capture. Makes me scratch as well. Grin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 3:45 PM

A delightfully different bird shot, Sylvia, brilliantly timed.
Ronnie.

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 4:12 PM

Never seen a robin like this, hoe unusual. - gary

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 May 2013 - 4:47 PM

Well captured.

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 5:12 PM

What a contortionist !! Very original image and superbly captured.

Phil.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 5:49 PM

What a stunning capture, good timing...love your title

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pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
2 May 2013 - 6:13 PM

Super shot Smile

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
2 May 2013 - 6:23 PM

that was well timed great shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 8:00 PM

An outstanding action image, Sylvia.
Colin

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
2 May 2013 - 8:38 PM

Great timing and detail well captured

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 9:11 PM

IMHO a remarkable photo Sylvia, it has a magical quality
David

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7123 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 9:26 PM

Well done Sylvia a delightful image.

Trev

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
2 May 2013 - 9:38 PM

Great shot

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

Beautiful little Robin doing its absolute best to smarten up for its public.!!! A cracker Sylvia.
Ron

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 2:50 AM

Great timing Sylvia. He looks like he is enjoying his good scratch. A lovely image.....Sandy

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 7:39 AM

Great shot - enjoyed all your Scottish pics

Last Modified By Ray42 at 3 May 2013 - 7:40 AM

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 8:47 PM

Delightful.
David

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2013 - 9:44 PM

This image is definitely up to scratch Sylvia, you've captured the moment superbly

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 9:07 PM

a lovely well timed shot Sylvia
Lillian

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 11:09 PM

Awwww, isn't he a little acrobat?
Johanna

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