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This little Robin (Erithacus rubecula) was having quite a job staying upright in the strong winds yesterday! Taken in the garden against a background of the newly emerged foliage of a red acer shrub.

Many thanks for your overwhelming support of yesterdays upload, with a special thank you to Polli(Pollisher) and Lillian (Lillian) for their User Awards - delighted to receive them and highly valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 May 2013 - 6:54 PM
Focal Length:300mm 4.2m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:2000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:In a Following Wind
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:14 May 2013 - 6:42 PM
Tags:Bird, Erithacus rubecula, Foliage, Garden, Gardenbird, Perching, Red acer, Robin, Wildlife / nature, Wind
Votes:61

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 6:45 PM

Lol SmileWink Love it Sylvia, superbly timed Smile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 6:45 PM

Love his/her frilly skirt great shot Sylvia

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capto
capto e2 Member 21180 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 6:46 PM

Love this, the wind has made it so different.Smile

ivor

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7126 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 6:51 PM

Beautiful shot and background

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2196 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 6:52 PM

Oh wow, what a superb capture.....so cute with the ruffled feathers

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franken
franken e2 Member 123143 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 6:54 PM

Brilliant capture!

Ken

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 6:59 PM

Chuckling material

Adrian

PS Thanks for the PMWink

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 7:02 PM

Wind ruffled yet composed enough to allow you an excellent shot, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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Jenny-D
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14 May 2013 - 7:09 PM

Lol.. Grin.. Wonderful!

Jenny Smile

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mauriceegan
14 May 2013 - 7:21 PM

Wonderful image Sylvia, superb detail and the blowing feathers add that little extra touch of magic
Maurice

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6539 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 7:24 PM

Poor thing is a bit wind swept, the composition and clarity is superb against a lovely background. - gary

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Maiwand
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14 May 2013 - 7:26 PM

Most birds like their feathers smoothed and flattened Sylvia but this litle fella seems to be thoroughly enjoying a blast of cool breeze. Delightful shot.GrinGrin
Ron

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 7:29 PM

Super image,well done.
Dennis

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
14 May 2013 - 8:00 PM

Well captured. Lovely exposure.
(Called Marilyn, I presume.GrinGrinGrin)

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 8:25 PM

A delightful image of this lovely little robin braving the elements, I think she's attempting to recreate that famous Marilyn Monroe photograph for you!WinkGrin I knew this was yours straightaway, it was the red acer as a background that gave it away!Grin

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 8:28 PM

Washed it's hair and can't do a thing with itWink Lovely shot Sylvia.

Trev

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4629 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 8:33 PM

Cracking shot !!!

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 8:41 PM


Quote: Well captured. Lovely exposure.
(Called Marilyn, I presume.GrinGrinGrin)

Funnily enough Malcolm I was toying with the idea of calling this image "Lady in Red" but wasn't sure whether this little robin was a boy or a girl GrinGrinGrin

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chalkhillblue
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14 May 2013 - 8:44 PM

Absolutely delightful with a background to die for.
David

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 9:04 PM

Well timed and beautifully captured Sylvia
Lillian

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 9:26 PM

A really wonderful photograph Sylvia, the background, perch and pose and timing are spot on
David

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Daisymaye
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15 May 2013 - 1:54 AM

Love it. She's got a little skirt on and it's blowing in the breeze. And she looks so prim and proper! Beautiful shot.......Sandy

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:29 AM

A robin in a raa raa skirt! Not something you see every day and stands out from the thumbnails as such. Has your usual excellent sharpness and shallow DoF to boot.

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
15 May 2013 - 9:30 AM

Windswept and interesting. A terrific image. Smile

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Jefflor
Jefflor  1 United Kingdom
15 May 2013 - 2:07 PM

Lovely shot......Award Smile

Jeff

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