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Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)

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The Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. Found in drier regions across much of the continent, it inhabits scrub and open woodland. Like many brightly coloured robins of the family Petroicidae, it is sexually dimorphic. Measuring 10.5–12.5 cm (4–5 in) in length, the robin has a small thin black bill, and dark brown eyes and legs. The male has a distinctive red cap and red breast, black upperparts, and a black tail with white tips. The underparts and shoulders are white. The female is an undistinguished grey-brown. This species uses a variety of songs, and males generally sing to advertise territories and attract females. Birds are encountered in pairs or small groups, but the social behaviour has been little studied

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Dec 2011 - 12:40 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)
Username:wildlifephotographer wildlifephotographer
Uploaded:12 Feb 2013 - 9:53 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 9:56 AM

Fantastic. The info is awesome...John.

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Trev_B e2 Member 7100 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 10:00 AM

A distinctive little bird.


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Kruger01
Kruger01 e2 Member 6Kruger01 vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 10:07 AM

Beautiful little bird, well captured and story told

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CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 10:07 AM

A first class capture of this beauty. Carol

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 10:24 AM

Stunning
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Ayoob e2 Member 2Ayoob vcard Australia
12 Feb 2013 - 10:43 AM

Beautiful bird and lovely detailed image .......Grin

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Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 12:03 PM

What a lovely birdGrin Good shot!
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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
12 Feb 2013 - 1:43 PM

Nice job.

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 2:05 PM

Great shot, Gordon.
Tony

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4134 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 2:26 PM

The diagonal composition is attractive and the bird stands out well against the grey b/g tone.
Ronnie.

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tomcat e2 Member 85748 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 5:14 PM

Nailed to perfection, Gordon

An interesting narrative too

Adrian

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:45 AM

Superb image - and the background really compliments the colouring of the bird. Nice to know what type of bird you are looking at - great info.

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