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29 May 2008 7:35PM
Top quality Robin, Nice One.
Chris

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proz 15 205 United States
29 May 2008 7:38PM
a superb capture
skewey 13 31 England
29 May 2008 7:39PM
Natural beauty.
Paul
whiteswan01 11 13 England
29 May 2008 7:39PM
brilliant not just only a robin a beautiful bird well captured good bg Dawn
29 May 2008 7:41PM
Super shot, great detail,
Fred.
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
29 May 2008 7:42PM
Gorgeous lighting, giving great feather texture
CherryMartin 11 10 United States
29 May 2008 7:43PM
great capture, the color is so warm and clear.
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 7:45PM
superb shot very sharp and a b/g to match - very well done
Hebe 11 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 7:45PM
Beautifully captured and presented.
Tigress 11 Scotland
29 May 2008 7:58PM
ONLY a robin? Great capture. Love 'em!
Barbaraj 12 450 England
29 May 2008 8:07PM
This is not only a robin, its a special robin.
Buffalo_Tom 13 2.3k 9 Wales
29 May 2008 8:16PM
Perfection.
Tom.
Bob_V 11 1 2 United States
29 May 2008 8:16PM
This is superb, amazing detail and so well captured.
Bob
GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 8:24PM
Wow beautiful robin - such great detail and colours. Presented beautifully... perfect!
Marilyn x
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 8:24PM
great lighting and clarity
Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
29 May 2008 8:27PM
Quality shot. Detail and colour spot on.
Paul
gerrymac 12 10 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 8:32PM
Why be apologetic about a robin beautiful little birds.......
Gerry
peterboyce 11 1 England
29 May 2008 8:38PM
cracking shot....peter
Cormy 11 3 England
29 May 2008 8:42PM
Awesome.The detail and colours are quite stunning.
Cheers
Alan
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
29 May 2008 9:13PM
this is beautiful Geoff........I like it
Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 9:26PM
Wonderful image, great capture. I've been sitting around for hours today waiting for something like this.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2084 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 9:38PM
Grub's Up!
Beautiful light and tones, smashing eye contact (in fact, that eye follows me around) and nice selective sharpening.
rmr 12 1 Wales
29 May 2008 9:48PM
superb capture of one of my best loved birds
mark
buxton 11 England
29 May 2008 9:48PM
Awesome shot.
BERTRAM 11 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 9:48PM
great image,well taken
janty66 12 3 England
29 May 2008 9:53PM
stunning image..
fossilized 14 79 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 9:54PM
Quality!
Jean
Greyheron 17 282 7 England
29 May 2008 10:07PM
Everyone needs a Robin in their PF Wink...& this is a beauty to add to yours.

Well done,
Mike
mollsgran 12 1 England
29 May 2008 10:22PM
ONE OF THE BEST JUST A ROBIN SHOTS I HAVE SEEN
Shaun''
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
29 May 2008 10:47PM
If you want a Robin this is the one to get. Really superb Geoff.
Ron
SurreyHillsMan 11 27 2 England
29 May 2008 10:48PM
Geoff, this is stunning work... perfect in every way.... I love the colour especially

Jon
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
29 May 2008 11:10PM
Details are super-- but what is impressing me is the color, the warmth of the light-- MAGICAL!

Jennnn
goso 13 2 1 Australia
29 May 2008 11:47PM
Lovely image Geoff - the early bird gets the worm (grub)....Bill
User_Removed 13 16 England
30 May 2008 7:45AM
Lovely image and great one for the p/f!
Andrew
johnjrp 15 432 5 Australia
30 May 2008 8:08AM
Agree one of the best Robin shots I have seen. John
ChristineL 14 39 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 8:43AM
a lovely capture,
Chris.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
30 May 2008 10:05AM
Thank you all for your votes and comments on this one, I am very grateful to you all.
Geoff.
greatdog 11 21 England
30 May 2008 10:44AM
Sorry for the late comment Geoff!well better late than never!Superb robin shot,the pose,the grub in his mouth and the post.Its your first robin its a cracker! keep up the excellent work,have a good weekend,Dane.
m3lem 13 England
30 May 2008 11:54AM
WOW!!! Geoff, this must be the best shot of a robin i have ever seen. Just wonderful, what a great close up. Superb
Andrea x
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
30 May 2008 12:09PM
You have one now Geoff and its a great one especially with the mealworms.
Lovely capture
Richard
Artois 13 405 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 12:31PM
One of your best imo
Stella
piccy 13 8 Wales
30 May 2008 2:21PM
A terrific shot - like the view of dinner too. Lovely beady eye.
Freda
franfoto 11 2 32 England
30 May 2008 2:41PM
Great capture Geoff complete with it's dinner. A "spot on" image.
Fran x
plugin 14 1 Canada
30 May 2008 3:37PM
Awesome close-up with lots of detail.
Jim
dianah 12 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 5:26PM
One of the best robin close ups I have seen. The colour and detail are both superb.
Di
LuzDeNoche 11 2 France
30 May 2008 7:48PM
I gather that robins are back in fashion at the moment - but that may be related to the weather Wink . Anyway, don't apologise Geoff, this one is superb!
Smile Lucy
Angi_Wallace Plus
11 223 10 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 9:34PM
Excellent shot.
abtuie 15 7
30 May 2008 10:42PM
A superb robin shot, Geoff, especially with the meal worm.

AC
bunbeam 13 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 10:55PM
wow, superb details and colours, one of the best robin shots I`ve seen
bunSmile
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
31 May 2008 8:53PM
What a brilliant capture. - gary
digiray63 12 4 United Kingdom
31 May 2008 11:47PM
Super capture, great detail and colour.
Ray
fatmod 13 22 England
1 Jun 2008 2:22PM
superb robin capture
RubberBullets 18 1 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 9:48PM
Fantastic Geoff, as ever.

Tim
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 2:37PM
Great shot Geoff, excellent detail and lovely with the grub.
But the colours look odd to me, and when I was checking for a colour cast my editor informed me that the colour-space was still in AdobeRGB. My understanding is that browsers don't know about colour spaces, so we're not seeing the image that you intended. Reading the thread below, the solution seems to be to convert from Adobe RGB colour space to sRGB colour space before saving the images to jpg for upload:
https://www.ephotozine.com/topic/t-16142
Hope this helps

Tim
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 2:44PM
Really annoyingly; I've just spotted that "windows picture and fax viewer" does handle the AdobeRGB colour space; so that means it's useless as a preview of what the uploaded image will look like and I may need to change my workflow.
Assuming you have windows; open your image in "windows picture and fax viewer" and iexplore alongside each other to see the fault

Tim
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 2:44PM
Oh, and by the way - the proper colours are lovely!
Tim
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
2 Jun 2008 2:54PM

Quote:Great shot Geoff, excellent detail and lovely with the grub.
But the colours look odd to me, and when I was checking for a colour cast my editor informed me that the colour-space was still in AdobeRGB. My understanding is that browsers don't know about colour spaces, so we're not seeing the image that you intended. Reading the thread below, the solution seems to be to convert from Adobe RGB colour space to sRGB colour space before saving the images to jpg for upload:
https://www.ephotozine.com/topic/t-16142
Hope this helps

Tim


The shot looks exactly the same on my monitor as it does here Adobe RGB. It so happens that there were so many reflections of flowers, fauna and other objects in the spot where this was taken and this is the very thing that I liked about the image, it seems that other members do too. However, I don't upload shots expecting everyone to say they are perfect, merely to take part in what I consider to be an enjoyable hobby, after all I am an amateur trying to learn as much as possible, but in this case I can assure you that the 'color cast' as you call it is not due to anything other than what I've said.
Geoff.
2 Jun 2008 4:01PM
great shot
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 4:05PM
Hi Geoff
Sorry; I'm not explaining myself very well - the colours look lovely in the jpg except when I see them in my browser.
I've been looking into this exact problem for a friend of mine, who's complaining that her colours change when she uploads them. Before the weekend, I was clueless in this stuff, but now feel I know more than I ever want to!
I saved your original jpg file and then opened it in PSPX2, which told me that the jpg had been saved with the AdobeRGB color space. If I again take your original jpg and open it in both "windows picture and fax viewer" and "iexplore" it looks a lot better in the first as this understands AdobeRGB properly. This will also be how it would have appeared when you had it in Photoshop. But my understanding is that no browser will currently display these properly which is why photoshop has a "save for web" option which converts the AdbodeRGB colours into sRGB before saving out the jpg. Yours was definitely not converted and looked much nicer to me in everything other than my browser; (maybe photoshop has installed a plugin for you that lets your browser handle these properly; but it seems worth knowing that others aren't seeing the same colours that you are)
If you interested I can send you a screen grab showing you the side-by-side differences that I'm seeing in your jpg depending on which application is loading it.

Tim
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
2 Jun 2008 5:13PM
Hi Tim, to keep it simple (hasto be for me) are you saying that I should change my workflow and camera color space to sRGB instead of Adobe RGB to correct this problem. Also, I only have a laptop to do everything and that is probably not an ideal situation when it comes to viewing.
Geoff.
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 5:34PM
Hi Geoff
My understanding Geoff is that AdobeRGB is better, but that sadly browsers don't know how to display it. So I think all you need to do is work in the same way, but just use the "save for web" option for the final image that you want to upload.
I've checked your image for today too and see a nice improvement there too when I display it in an app that understands AdobeRGB and I'm guessing I'm now seeing the colours, brightness etc as you did when you originally edited it.

Tim
P.S. From my recently gleaned knowledge, the AdobeRGB is an attempt to display better colours when working with an 8-bit image. So when working with RAW and in 16-bits it's not an issue, the setting only applies to jpg's and other 8-bit formats.
If you search in EPZ for AdobeRGB you'll find loads of forum discussions
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
2 Jun 2008 5:51PM
Hi Tim, have now changed camera, CS3 settings, and printer driver as per an article in Mays issue of 'Digital Photo' mag. The only thing I think I have to watch for now is when I upload to the web. I haven't been selecting the 'save for web option' just resizing the image and uploading from there. It will be ineresting to see the difference it makes,
Thanks for your interest.
Geoff.
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 6:24PM
Glad to be able to help Geoff. Reading the forums, you and I are joined by many others in finding this a bit confusing to start with.
Tim
Pegon 14 78 1 England
2 Jun 2008 10:18PM
Brilliant shot, lovely light.
Pete.
markthecat 13 3 England
9 Jun 2008 6:48PM
Nice shot

Mark
11 Jun 2008 10:12AM
Great shot! Beatuful colours and detail. Love it!
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
25 Jun 2008 9:52PM
A splendid shot of this lovely little robin
XxPaulxX 13 265 England
3 Jul 2008 6:07AM
ONLY a Robin Grin My favourite little bird and a wonderful lifesize image Smile

Paul
Waggie 11 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 1:27PM
Marvellous shot, love the light

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