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Although head-on captures of birds aren't considered the best angle, I just couldn't resist the expression of this little fellow in the snow, as he defiantly stared me in the eye. V2 is just another side-on pose.

Settings:- F4 1/400sec ISO 320 300mm Manual and handheld.

A big THANK YOU to everybody who voted and commented on my Coal Tit shots and a special thank you to Richard for his User Award. I don't think I will ever again go away from manual settings when shooting wildlife.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:CanonF4L 300mm IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Couple of Robins
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:5 Feb 2009 - 3:05 PM
Tags:Bird, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Garden, General, Robin, Snow, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:87
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Karrol
Karrol  529 forum posts England
5 Feb 2009 - 3:10 PM

Well I really like the head on Robin shot - fantastic! I like this one the vest. V2 is pretty good too!

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skye1
skye1  629 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:13 PM

I like the both two very nice shots great colours and details on the plumage love what he has landed on too adds that extra to the image

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:13 PM

Like them both
But V2 is that bit different

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videotec
videotec  5 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 - 3:20 PM

V1 would certainly make a superb greeting card, both well captured images, beautifully presented.
Regards
Pete

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GT_Steel
GT_Steel  8 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 - 3:23 PM

Great picture and great detial i like the first one best.

Gavin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:25 PM

Two simly fantastic captures, Sylvia, V.1 is amazing. Carol

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SoulOfNature
5 Feb 2009 - 3:28 PM

Two gorgeous shots indeed,brilliant.

Jean x

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Wilmot
Wilmot  5338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:32 PM

2 very good shots
Steve

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motorsportpictures

2 Stunning shots, they would make ver very good cards.
Scott

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adrian2208
adrian2208  10180 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 - 3:41 PM

stunning cant say no more big click

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:48 PM

Two lovely shots - V1 has great plumage detail Ina

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:49 PM

These are as good as it gets

Brian......................................

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:53 PM

Christmas again I see!!
V1 is particularly delightful
Helen

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vickyal
vickyal  5 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 - 3:58 PM

2 Great shots.
Vicky

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:58 PM

stunning shot and love the background and composition
Shandoor

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 7133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 4:25 PM

Christmas card material.

Phil

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Rach1970
Rach1970  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 4:29 PM

Love the expression in V1. Fab!
Rachel

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MandyD
MandyD e2 Member 516777215 forum postsMandyD vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 5:17 PM

Both beautiful shots, excellent.
Mandy

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 5:25 PM

absolutely stunning - both images

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 5:50 PM

I really like the setting here,your Christmas cards are sorted Wink
Would have just liked a little more finer detail on the head & eyes though,not easy to get with a head on shot I know.
Good colour & composition.

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 6:20 PM

Superb captures

Stace

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 6:21 PM

Yep Christmas cards are sorted, two fabulous images.

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 62052 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 6:37 PM

Lovely couple of shots.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 6:37 PM

Beautifully caught in a great setting

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maratsuikka
5 Feb 2009 - 6:39 PM

v1 is PERFECTO!!!!well done,my friend

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 6:58 PM

This is a brilliant shot Sylvia. I am not normally a ' head on ' fan but getting a catchlight in both eyes is a great bonus and brings so much life to the bird. Plumage detail is spot on.
Ron
Ron

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vandalp
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5 Feb 2009 - 7:09 PM

2 Great shots Sylvia.
Vanda

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debob
debob  5 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 - 7:23 PM

I think the angle and expression on this Robin make for a perfect shot (very much the perfect christmas card).
Bob

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iancam  5 England
5 Feb 2009 - 7:23 PM

Excellent images
Ian

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gwood
gwood  6 England
5 Feb 2009 - 7:24 PM

Great set of images..
Geoff

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
5 Feb 2009 - 7:48 PM

Wow..2 excellent captures.
Love the colours,great details.
Robert

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 8:55 PM

I think it has all been said Sylvia, two really lovely images.
Beautifully timed captures, super photography.
David

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Tigress
Tigress  6 Scotland
5 Feb 2009 - 9:40 PM

Both superb. V1 for me !

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banehawi
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6 Feb 2009 - 2:49 AM

First class shot, V1.


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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 8:37 AM

superb chrissy card material - love them both

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 - 9:06 AM

WOW there are stunning images.
Dave

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 12:26 PM

How I love the Robin as I have said probably to many times it is my favourite bird and these are two fine examples. - gary

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whiteswan01
6 Feb 2009 - 12:47 PM

i love robins V1 is deffo xmas card its brill and both are great
Dawn

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 4:08 PM

Just as Dawn above me says ..
Well done.

B.

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 6:17 PM

Two wonderful shots Sylvia...

Jon

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photophantom
6 Feb 2009 - 10:54 PM

quality work, top notch

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 12:35 AM

2 cracking shots here Sylvia,
Geoff.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 12:35 AM

Two great ones Sylvia, you get such clarity in your shots. Do you process your raw files in Photoshop or the Canon raw converter?
Fran

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 10:47 PM

Quite possibly the fattest and the skinniest robins I've ever seen! Smile

Both super shots and beautifully exposed. #1 is the prettier, though it suffers a little from the intrusion of that twig over his breast and the fact that the focus seem to be closer to that twig than the robin itself (though the robin is still pretty sharp and perhaps it's just an illusion because the pine needles have harder edges than the bird's feathers). #2 is punchier for having more contrast and more vivid colours.

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