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Better viewed “Large” if you’ve time

OK please bear with me.. my third attempt… and still not 100% happy..

I’d have liked to have got both legs and the tail sharp..
AND I wish he was a bit fatter..
AND singing…
AND if not singing then it would be nice if he had a worm in his mouth
AND as it was raining it would have been nice to have caught a couple of rain drops on his back
Wink

Those who missed my first two attempts…. This is my late dear old Dad’s garden fork handle… as a nipper I used to watch him dig up the spuds with it and feed the Robins worms… I rescued it from his shed and have had it set up with a feeder in my back garden
For you again… again Dad!
Thanks for looking and the cc’s on yesterdays “Marilyn”

Jon
Tripod
1/100
F4.5
ISO800
WB Cloudy
Exposure comp -1/3

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:canon 100
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Dad's Best Friend (3)
Username:SurreyHillsMan SurreyHillsMan
Uploaded:24 Nov 2009 - 7:29 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
Votes:116

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 7:37 AM

Brilliant shot Jon,i think its excellent,
Steve

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Tom-Melton
24 Nov 2009 - 7:37 AM

a great pose for the gardeners friend

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vickyal
vickyal  6 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2009 - 7:46 AM

Brilliant shot and details, well done.
Vicky

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
24 Nov 2009 - 8:03 AM

The perfect robin pose, a wonderful shot
Mandy

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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2009 - 8:09 AM

superb detail
Gareth

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 8:16 AM

no worm but a few wood worms..... Love the idea of using this as a feeder perch

Linda

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rontear
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24 Nov 2009 - 8:25 AM

Can't have everything Jon. Ron.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 8:37 AM

That, I like, Jonny.

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ChrisWallace
24 Nov 2009 - 8:55 AM

Quality and detail Jon, nice work
Chris

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 8:57 AM

You don't want much do you Jon...lol
When you decribed this on the phone I imagined it but not this good. Sharpness and detail is superb, now can we get a Kingy on it tomorrow?
Richard

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 9:06 AM

Despite your own commnets, this looks superb to me, Jon.
Terry

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 9:19 AM

Definitely the best of the three Jon, excellent detail and the rain adds that little bit extra.
Steve

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Stace
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24 Nov 2009 - 9:32 AM

Great image Jon

Stace

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Malty
Malty  5 England
24 Nov 2009 - 9:33 AM

Super Image Jon - The detail & lighting are brilliant

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Graham_P
Graham_P  7 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 9:45 AM

The best one up to now Jon, you just need the snow now.
Graham.

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2009 - 10:55 AM

Superb shot, like the wood worm holes.
john

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 11:23 AM

Knew it was your from thumbnail Jon. I really like this one, especially with the rain drops. Fabulous!

regards
Yung

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Scaramanga
24 Nov 2009 - 12:14 PM

Any chance you can get him to play the banjo and do a little tap dance? This is wonderful congratulations on the EC.

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 12:20 PM

congrats on the EC mate. excellent shot and well worthy of accolade.
Pin sharp details, vibrant colours and the rain drops really help to cap it off,
fish

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24 Nov 2009 - 12:59 PM

Congrats on the EC Jon

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Steve_S
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24 Nov 2009 - 1:06 PM

Well done on the EC mate
Steve

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 1:30 PM

Thanks Pete... I am so chuffed at getting an EC for this shot in particular... one for you Dad Smile

Jon

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105971 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 1:35 PM

Clicked it earlier and shortlisted it... returned to it and still love it.
Smile

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 1:40 PM

Thanks Jeanie... another GEA Smile really appreciated!

Jon

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 1:51 PM

Excellent shot and sentiment Jon.

Congrats on your EC & GEA Smile



~Alley~

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 1:59 PM

Beautiful capture. I love the fact that you saved your dad's old fork handle. Puts such lovely sentiment into this image........Sandy

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 2:03 PM

Congrats Jon on the awards, lets hope tomorrow is fruitful, think my photo's are bombing, doing something wrong somewhere

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Silverzone
24 Nov 2009 - 2:44 PM

Congratulations very well deserved awards. This is a really simple but effective image. Sylvia

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harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 2:45 PM

Well considering your comments I think you have done exceptionally well awards wise and justly so in my opinion.

Paul

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Karrol
Karrol  629 forum posts England
24 Nov 2009 - 4:16 PM

BRILLIANT.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 4:23 PM

Brilliant Jon. All the above comments sing the praises of this shot far more eloquently than I ever could- including the three well deserved awards. Top quality.
Ron

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 5:12 PM

Fabulous capture Jon, but then I loved the other two as well. Must admit that this one is perfection for me (in spite of "one leg and tail not as sharp as you would like" and "too thin, not singing, no worm or raindrops LOL). Very well-deserved awards - they speak for themselves - many congratulations Smile
Sylvia

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paulrosser
24 Nov 2009 - 5:23 PM

Well deserved mate!
Paul.

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pluckyfilly
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24 Nov 2009 - 7:58 PM

Y not happy, its a really good shot

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maratsuikka
24 Nov 2009 - 8:11 PM

lets see what u r now.....
Well done MPM,ECM,EGM and good old Jon
y f HH

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forestfotos
24 Nov 2009 - 8:15 PM

What else can you say apart from fantastic! Well done on your worthy awards.

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 8:23 PM

Simply Stunning
G

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Pete
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24 Nov 2009 - 8:25 PM

The classic robin on a handle - delivered with skill

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WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 8:28 PM

Superb Jon !! Just SUPERB.......Excellent detail,comp & BG !! What a fitting tribute and dedication to a very worthy cause................!! Large is Awesome..

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Enmark  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 9:08 PM

Yep .

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 8:05 PM

3rd time lucky then Jon and what a cracking shot. Well you now know what to do to get such well deserved awards Wink
Congrats on the Awards too, so pleased for you,
Geoff.

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Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 9:11 PM

Magnificent and so well done on the awards - Ina

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28 Nov 2009 - 5:08 PM

Superb.

Nigel

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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Nov 2009 - 11:33 AM

Happy Memories, and thanks for sharing. My dad also used to dig the garden but he fed a blackbird the worms. Whenever Dad was out in the garden digging, there was Mr Blackbird waiting patiently!

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Graham00
Graham00  4 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2009 - 8:05 PM

Pin sharp and a very well framed shot

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wildlife_snapper

Lovely shot. Well captured.

Tony.

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