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An action capture of a Robin (Erithacus rubecula) guarding his patch against an influx of raiders yesterday. I was focusing on the Robin, who was in attack mode, when the oof Blue Tit flashed past. Robins are very confrontational in this cold weather, guarding their areas very aggressively.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload with a special THANK YOU to David (Craggwildlife) - very much appreciated and valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jan 2013 - 2:41 PM
Focal Length:700mm 5.9m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Get off my patch!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:18 Jan 2013 - 5:44 PM
Tags:Action, Bird, Blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, Erithacus rubecula, Garden, Guarding, Patch, Robin, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:51

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 5:50 PM

This just proves what Winter Watch were saying.... Robins will fight for here patch.. even other Robins.

Great action shot Sylvia.

Trev

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 672 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 5:51 PM

Lovely capture
excellent timing
David

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 5:59 PM


Quote: This just proves what Winter Watch were saying.... Robins will fight for here patch.. even other Robins.

Great action shot Sylvia.

Trev

I saw that too last night, Trev - "the dark side of the Robin" Grin

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johnjo58
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18 Jan 2013 - 6:09 PM

Super timing Sylvia, great wildlife photography
David

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 798 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 6:10 PM

Great capture, well timed.
Sylvia

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christinecilia
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18 Jan 2013 - 6:15 PM

great timing well shot like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM

Cracking Image

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 6:49 PM

two for the priceWink well captured Sylvia

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 7:12 PM

Well timed and always good to see them doing something
Richard

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 7:14 PM

Its a pretty foolish Blue Tit/ Great Tit that strays anywhere near a Robins patch Sylvia. They are ferocious little devils. This is a wonderful capture.
Ron

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 8:41 PM

Have a RC on me SylviaSmile

Strangely enough, my new Robin at the woods, is still very shy.

I guess Mum and Dad have passed on - haven't seen the one with the elongated maxilla at allSad

Adrian

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dawnmichelle
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19 Jan 2013 - 4:31 AM

great timing

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 - 9:19 AM

Terrific capture.

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michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 7michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 10:24 PM

"the dark side of the Robin"

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 2:07 PM

Great timing and a good capture
Steve

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:25 PM

You've captured the moment perfectly Sylvia, that resident robin of yours looks like a feisty little customer who doesn't suffer fools!

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