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Went for some fresh, cold air this afternoon at Baggeridge Country Park in South Staffordshire.
This country park is on the site of the former Baggeridge Colliery(once owned by the Earl of Dudley) on the edge of The Black Country.
I have fond memories of the colliery as my Dad was once the Wharf Manager; I often accompanied him there on Saturday mornings.
I have vivid memories of the pit head and winding gear as well as the steam locomotives used there!
Took a grab shot of this little poser on the way back to the car - you have to be quick!!
Many thanks for all comments on my 'motion blur' Ridgehill Wood upload - appreciated, as ever.
****

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Feb 2013 - 2:56 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Robin at Baggeridge Country Park
Username:DicksPics DicksPics
Uploaded:2 Feb 2013 - 5:11 PM
Tags:Baggeridge Country Park, General, Robin, Wildlife / nature
Votes:62

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 5:32 PM

This is a wonderful image ****. Lovely detail in the feathers and great dof
Jim

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 6:11 PM

Nice Image

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 6:18 PM

Great grab shot ****, love the framing too.

Ray

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tilneyg44
tilneyg44 Junior Member 6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 6:25 PM

An Excellent Sharp Shot Smile

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2153 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 6:29 PM

Excellent image of a lovely Robin with a beautiful frameSmile
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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7101 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 6:35 PM

Well done ****, nice sharp eyes and crisp feather detais.

Trev

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
2 Feb 2013 - 7:39 PM

A great shot****,lovely detail and clarity
Effrossini

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 7:41 PM

Looks good against the background and I like the frame. Maybe needs just a little more room in front of the head (and I would have flipped the image horizontally)

Dave

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milky
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2 Feb 2013 - 8:04 PM

Excellent colour & detail,A1--------Milky

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 11:09 PM

I don't disagree with Dave about "a little more room in front of the head" - it would have given a better balance with the room above the head. +++
Have tried the horizontal flip but am not convinced it offers an improvement.
I always appreciate your comments, Dave - keep 'em coming, please!!

****

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
3 Feb 2013 - 4:03 AM

Wow **** ! This is an excellent photo !!GrinGrin

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 8:06 AM

Too good for quick work, ****. It's just great!

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 11:21 AM

Beautiful capture ****; I love the light and detail.
I agree with you about the lack of opportunities to learn craft skills!
Rende

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
3 Feb 2013 - 12:38 PM

A splendid Robin and very obliging to from the look of this fine shot ****, good light and detail like it, well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 - 1:06 PM

Lovely shot ****, and interesting write up.
Brian

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 2:57 PM

Superb shot ****, wonderful colours and excellent detail

Hugh

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 3:54 PM

This is ACE, beautiful colour and detail - And I do love the frame too SmileSmile

Lavina

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DixClix
DixClix e2 Member 5DixClix vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 5:31 PM

A fantastic "grab" shot ****, very sharp, clear and well composed. 'Can't believe it was just luck!!!
(That's not the large stuffed one they have by the gate is it?)
Excellent ****, really good!
Mick.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 6:25 PM

A really lovely Robin capture
Ju

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 10:22 PM

He's a beauty SmileSmile
Helen

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johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 - 10:39 AM

Lovely image **** with great detail. Regards John

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman e2 Member 3659 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
12 Feb 2013 - 10:27 PM

Great Capture of a beautiful Robin. Eric.

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