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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 Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 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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craggwildlifephotography
craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 698 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 5:51 PM

Lovely capture
excellent timing
David

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7391 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
johnjo58  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 6:09 PM

Super timing Sylvia, great wildlife photography
David

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Sylviwhalley
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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 Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM

Cracking Image

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 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  3 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 Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 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 Plus Member 96361 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
19 Jan 2013 - 4:31 AM

great timing

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 - 9:19 AM

Terrific capture.

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michaelo
michaelo Plus Member 8michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 10:24 PM

"the dark side of the Robin"

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 2:07 PM

Great timing and a good capture
Steve

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 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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