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Robin at Baggeridge Country Park

By DicksPics
Went for some fresh, cold air this afternoon at Baggeridge Country Park in South Staffordshire.
This country park is on the site of the former Baggeridge Colliery(once owned by the Earl of Dudley) on the edge of The Black Country.
I have fond memories of the colliery as my Dad was once the Wharf Manager; I often accompanied him there on Saturday mornings.
I have vivid memories of the pit head and winding gear as well as the steam locomotives used there!
Took a grab shot of this little poser on the way back to the car - you have to be quick!!
Many thanks for all comments on my 'motion blur' Ridgehill Wood upload - appreciated, as ever.

Tags: General Robin Wildlife and nature Baggeridge Country Park

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2 Feb 2013 5:32PM
This is a wonderful image ****. Lovely detail in the feathers and great dof

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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
2 Feb 2013 6:11PM
Nice Image
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 6:18PM
Great grab shot ****, love the framing too.

TilG88 10 1 England
2 Feb 2013 6:25PM
An Excellent Sharp Shot Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Feb 2013 6:29PM
Excellent image of a lovely Robin with a beautiful frameSmile
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
2 Feb 2013 6:35PM
Well done ****, nice sharp eyes and crisp feather detais.

2 Feb 2013 7:39PM
A great shot****,lovely detail and clarity
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
2 Feb 2013 7:41PM
Looks good against the background and I like the frame. Maybe needs just a little more room in front of the head (and I would have flipped the image horizontally)

milky 14 Wales
2 Feb 2013 8:04PM
Excellent colour & detail,A1--------Milky
2 Feb 2013 11:09PM
I don't disagree with Dave about "a little more room in front of the head" - it would have given a better balance with the room above the head. +++
Have tried the horizontal flip but am not convinced it offers an improvement.
I always appreciate your comments, Dave - keep 'em coming, please!!

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
3 Feb 2013 4:03AM
Wow **** ! This is an excellent photo !!GrinGrin
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
3 Feb 2013 8:06AM
Too good for quick work, ****. It's just great!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
3 Feb 2013 11:21AM
Beautiful capture ****; I love the light and detail.
I agree with you about the lack of opportunities to learn craft skills!
Tibetan 6 3 England
3 Feb 2013 12:38PM
A splendid Robin and very obliging to from the look of this fine shot ****, good light and detail like it, well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 1:06PM
Lovely shot ****, and interesting write up.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 2:57PM
Superb shot ****, wonderful colours and excellent detail

3 Feb 2013 3:54PM
This is ACE, beautiful colour and detail - And I do love the frame too SmileSmile

DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 5:31PM
A fantastic "grab" shot ****, very sharp, clear and well composed. 'Can't believe it was just luck!!!
(That's not the large stuffed one they have by the gate is it?)
Excellent ****, really good!
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 6:25PM
A really lovely Robin capture
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 10:22PM
He's a beauty SmileSmile
johncob 8 34 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 10:39AM
Lovely image **** with great detail. Regards John
12 Feb 2013 10:27PM
Great Capture of a beautiful Robin. Eric.

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