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A Robin,taken this evening on the garden fence, in almost twilight conditions using flash. A sparse flurry of snow was falling. Interesting to see how the use of the flash has turned a very dull grey sky to blue.
Settings: F/4 1/30sec +0.33EV ISO800 AV@300mm flash handheld

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - very much appreciated as always.

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:CanonF4L IS 300mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:We shall have snow......
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:1 Dec 2010 - 5:50 PM
Tags:Bird, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Erithacus, Garden, General, Robin, Rubecula, Snow, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:36

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2010 - 5:52 PM

Lovely capture - even a sparkle in his eye - which I assume was the flash. A few dots might be worth clearing to make that blue more even. He's a splendid size and you have caught some excellent detail Sylvia
Helen

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2010 - 5:56 PM


Quote: Lovely capture - even a sparkle in his eye - which I assume was the flash. A few dots might be worth clearing to make that blue more even. He's a splendid size and you have caught some excellent detail Sylvia
Helen

Thank you so much Helen Smile - yes, the flash has accentuated the sparkle in his eye - however the white dots in the sky are actually snow, so I thought I would leave them.
Sylvia

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VidB
VidB  6 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2010 - 6:14 PM

Good detail and colour in the plumage and you were right to leave the snow flakes in.
Dave

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jeb2012
jeb2012  5 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2010 - 6:16 PM

An excellent capture

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2010 - 6:19 PM

Point taken Sylvia - thanks for your comment

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2010 - 7:31 PM

He is really puffed and fluffed Sylvia, poor little devil will need it in this weather. Love the snowy BG and interested to see that flash effect.
Ron

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
1 Dec 2010 - 7:45 PM

Beautiful capture Sylvia, I'm always amazed at how long their feet and claws are.

Ruth

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2010 - 8:00 PM

Wonderful image of our good old British resident...Nice perch and sky BG sets it off nicely.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2010 - 8:21 PM

Interesting to see how the use of the flash has turned a very dull grey sky to blue> I am surprised to hear this Sylvia

lovely shot with superb detail, all fluffed up against the cold

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2010 - 8:22 PM

A really lovely image Sylvia, beautifully timed, it might well be his first winter and thinking " what the heck is this ", the eye is absolutely fine, in fact I love the catch light, very well captured.
David

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2010 - 10:25 PM

Lovely little robin,good detail and colours.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 1:03 AM

Looks like a shy little bird, great capture..........Sandy

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 9:59 AM

A beautiful capture Sylvia

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 - 12:26 PM

An excellent capture.
Dave

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 2:26 PM

A real beauty, Sylvia. Carol

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 4:43 PM

Lovely shot Sylvia, I can see the flash coming out a little more often here too as the light is dreadful at times. Just wondering if the flash was aimed directly here because the catchlight in the eye is blue, (similar to redeye really.) Not a lot you can do though because you never know where they are going to land Wink
Geoff.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 5:15 PM


Quote: Lovely shot Sylvia, I can see the flash coming out a little more often here too as the light is dreadful at times. Just wondering if the flash was aimed directly here because the catchlight in the eye is blue, (similar to redeye really.) Not a lot you can do though because you never know where they are going to land
Geoff.

Hi Geoff
It was the on-board camera flash and spot metering so yes, it must be the equivalent of red-eye, but I decided to leave it (same with the white blobs of snow which could be mistaken for dustbunnies-lol). Strangely it was very late evening and almost dark and I was amazed to see how the use of flash turned the sky blue!
Sylvia

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 7:45 PM

Very well captured with lovely detail - the flash made it almost look as though he has got a tear in the eye - Ina

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Gray_ina
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2 Dec 2010 - 8:03 PM

HI Sylvia, I agree with all above comments love it gray

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 8:45 PM

Lovely shot - and the flash has worked so well with this capture.

Sue

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2010 - 9:07 AM

Fantastic use of flash Sylvia and a wonderful exposure and use of pop up flash
Richard

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 7:31 PM

Lovely shot. The blue sky could be a white balance thing but that doesn't seem right as flash is quite blue so you'd expect the white balance to tend towards warming the sky, rather than adding blue to it. The answer may just be that dull skies are often somewhat bluer than we imagine.

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Glostopcat
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20 Dec 2010 - 8:04 PM

A cracking shot of this chubby little chap, the flash has brought out some wonderful detail and colours in his plumage

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