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1 Jun 2008 9:06PM
Well done. I've been trying to catch my robin all holiday with no success.

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This is a very good effort, the image is sharp with lots of detail. Keep it going.

Great close up with lots of feather detail

ringyneck Plus
11 315 18 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 9:14PM
Well done...I did this with "my" Robin last year.It lets everyone see the amazing detail.

Great colours, fantastic detail Smile
MrsS Plus
11 4.5k 18 England
1 Jun 2008 9:21PM
The details in the feathers is superb, Charlie! Hope you had a gr8 holiday, looking forward to seeing many more like this Smile

Fran x
1 Jun 2008 9:31PM
Excellent shot Charlie,well done on the J/W,well deserved............

lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
1 Jun 2008 9:32PM
Superb close up with great detail
fatmod Plus
11 22 England
1 Jun 2008 9:33PM
superb capture mate.Was a pleasure to meet you and your family at rutland
1 Jun 2008 9:39PM
That's a cracking shot Charlie... brilliant detail.. wlecome home!

goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
1 Jun 2008 9:46PM
Beautiful shot young fella..........Bill
harrattp Plus
11 11 4 England
1 Jun 2008 10:12PM
Works for me lovely close up well captured, nice feather detail.
what a fantastic close up
Nice quality portrait Charlie, you have captured some great detail.
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
1 Jun 2008 11:37PM
Well done,a lovely portrait with excellent detail.A nice award for your hard work.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 11:57PM
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1987 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 11:59PM
This is a very fine and detailed robin closeup, congratulations on the Junior Award, well done Charlie.
9 143 Wales
2 Jun 2008 12:30AM
A Cracker!
anpix Plus
9 88 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 6:46AM
Great photo well done
2 Jun 2008 8:24AM
Hi Charlie, superb capture, love the crop, fantastic detail. It was lovely to meet you and your family at Rutland Water, looking forward to seeing your other shots. Congratulations on the Junior Award and RC, both are well deserved....
Jan... Smile
cracking shot charlie,very well done,
albi Plus
13 68 1 England
2 Jun 2008 4:24PM
Nice close up, good detail, congrats on the award....
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 4:30PM
that's amazingly sharp, well composed shot. great work
Julian Plus
13 76 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 4:31PM
a big WOW just love it i love robins this is the best so far if i could give awards this would be my chioce. Hope you had nice time loads of shots Dawn
Have been away from the computer for a wee while lately.
I can see however that you have been very busy, well done indeed.
2 Jun 2008 4:52PM
What a fantastic close up - brilliant shot.
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
2 Jun 2008 4:53PM
Some great detail and colour shown here.

Best Matt
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 5:09PM
excellent shot you are doing really well
Excellent detail in this

2 Jun 2008 6:00PM
Superb image, well done
2 Jun 2008 6:02PM
A beautiful shot of one of our great garden birds...

gerrymac Plus
10 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 6:06PM
Super close up
Gezina Plus
11 3 6 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 6:16PM
Hi Charlie welcome back from hols - if this is the 1st - can't wait for the rest - superb detail. Ina
Paddy Plus
15 254 8 England
2 Jun 2008 6:29PM
Hi Charlie this is really good, its sharp & well composed, excellent work, I was not much older than you when I started I've only just started doing wildlife, you have a fine portfolio, keep it up its lovely to see SmileP
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
2 Jun 2008 6:34PM
This is a top quality shot Charlie. The detail in the birds plumage is quite remarkable.
User_Removed 10 78 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 6:34PM
Good detailed capture Charlie

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
2 Jun 2008 6:36PM
Beautiful detailed close up shot, lovely Robin.

2 Jun 2008 6:46PM
Excellent shot as always Charlie, you are an inspiration.
2 Jun 2008 7:02PM
Hi, great shot, and as you said, it makes it a bit different. Well done, all your shots are great.
Excellent shot

Thats a very sharp Robin!Great Shot.David
2 Jun 2008 7:23PM
Excellent detail and a different take on robins. Tried to see if I could see you in its eye reflection, no luck.

My "standard practice" on bird shots is to tediously outline (select) the bird in Photoshop, make it a new layer via copy, go back to the original BG layer, clone the (here) green edges around the bird inward to allow a good blur behind the bird (to get rid of noise), return to the cut-out bird layer and use the Unsharp mask a couple of times at low settings. On some shots, you may also need to outline the eye and sharpen it a little more than the rest. Then 'Merge Visible" to collapse the Layers back to a single picture for a TIFF save that you later then separately "Save for Web".

There's a few other tricks I can tell you if you are interested.


Quote: Tried to see if I could see you in its eye reflection, no luck.


the black square in the middle of the eye is the open boot of dads car - I was sitting on the edge eating lunch at the time - the robin obviously got a bit for being such a good poser
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
3 Jun 2008 1:23AM
A beautiful portrait shot, focus and detail spot on.
Well done on your Junior Award Charlie.

Great robin shot Smile
excelent shot
another stuning shot looking forward to seeing the rest of your holiday shot Bryan
Hope you had a good hol. Lovely shot of this Robin, I like the tight crop. Well done. Can't wait to see what else you managed to capture. Vanda
rmr Plus
10 1 Wales
3 Jun 2008 8:55PM
super shot charlie ,wonderful detail and colours
ginz04 Plus
13 281 20 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 10:21PM
this is a fabulous picture.

4 Jun 2008 3:37PM
Another lovely shot charlie you are getting some really nice shots

8 Jun 2008 7:45AM
awesome close up, the feather detail is superb!
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 11:18PM
A very good one Charlie, you're developping fine!
30 Jun 2008 6:35PM
Brilliant shot, difficult little so and so to take. Well done.
1 Jul 2008 8:29PM
love the detail

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