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By glazzaro  
Hi All

I have been busy working on several presentations for work lately that has been eating up my free time. So today I got some what caught up so I took the wife out to Lums Pond State Park to see what was flying around. There was surprisingly quite a few birds out, we saw Titmouses, Chicadees, Woodpeckers, Blue jays, White Breasted Sparrows and Robins. It was a pretty good day and Cesie of course already posted, I still had little bit more work to do when I got home and just now got some free time to post.

I am posting a partial shot of a Robin, I was quite pleased with the shot as a whole, but there were some distracting branches, so decided to go with a partial profile shot to see how this works. Please look at the larger view, some really good detail. Anyways hope you like it, I will catch up with you all shortly.


Location: Middletown, Delaware USA
Special Equipment: N/A
Processing: Saturation and contrast, spot sharpened with hand tool.
Weather: Cold but Sunny with clear blur skies
Tripod : No
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens : Nikon 80-400mm VR
Focal Len : 300mm
Flash : No
Exposure Mode : Programmed
Metering Mode : Multi-Pattern
Exposure : -.03
Shutter : 1/200
F Stop : F 7.1
ISO : 100

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: jaktis, Desh_M, alben and 87 more

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jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
20 Feb 2006 6:58PM
Great portrait and close up

Desh_M 16 410
20 Feb 2006 7:47PM
nice detail and clarity
20 Feb 2006 9:03PM
In the TOP 5, now this is a 1st for me....LOL!
Excellent capture, Greg.....focus and detail are truly exceptional!
Have a wonderful day,
Suzan Smile
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 9:38PM
hi Gereg, i'ts a cracker, superb detail!!
johnjrp 17 432 5 Australia
20 Feb 2006 9:39PM
Nice one Greg. click. John
albi 16 68 1 England
20 Feb 2006 9:47PM
Pin sharp with superb detail in the eye and feathers.
Well caught.
Glamrox 16 304 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 10:00PM
Great shot, I like the composition and it has great detail
ValSaxby 15 146 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 10:15PM
A beautiful close up. Pin sharp and full of detail. Nice work
MoWiz 16 114 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 10:37PM
Stunning detail in the larger version Greg, a little different to the european robins, well done
jayman 16 8 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 10:48PM
Morning Greg.
I see you've started training them ,,, now if you can convince them not to hide amongst the branches .....
Nice one.
Kevin H
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 11:10PM
Sooo sharp and detailed Greg,amazing.
Thanks for dropping by my p/f most appreciated.

claret 17 49 England
20 Feb 2006 11:14PM
The third feather from the bottom on it's wing needs cleaning Wink Stunning detail, Greg.
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 11:15PM
Wonderful detail and clarity, fantastic close up. They're so different from our robins over here.

20 Feb 2006 11:42PM
great close up and detail,lovely shot
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 11:43PM
good close up greg, certainly different from English Robins!
jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
21 Feb 2006 12:15AM
Perfect picture, Greg.!
Indeed, wouldn't recognize a robin in it.
Mayby, cos I have never seen it so close.
arnieg 17 704 England
21 Feb 2006 12:22AM
great portrait amust see in the large format
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
21 Feb 2006 12:30AM
Well up to your usual standard Greg. Good crop and comp too. PAul
Jaye 15 3
21 Feb 2006 12:36AM
Great shot seeing part of the bird and so close and sharp..Judith
sputnki 17 10 Canada
21 Feb 2006 1:39AM
I really like this mega-close profile shot Greg, it's a nice change. I must say tho, any closer and you'll put his eye out with that big lens of yours!

User_Removed 18 268
21 Feb 2006 2:12AM
It's a real nice angle because it shows the texture of the feathers off really well. Nicely done! Ali Smile
aussie 16
21 Feb 2006 2:20AM
Hi Greg, Another fantastic image. I know I don't comment as much as I'd like to, but my nursing course has gotton the better of me lately. Anyway, I see you have added some more pix to your gallery and they are still as brilliant as ever. Well done and keep on clickin' on mate!!
PS: Thanks for all your comments on my gallery too!

Lydia / Australia
billbris 16 3
21 Feb 2006 2:40AM
Terrific clarity and detail as usual - excellent work!

itinerario 17 42 Netherlands
21 Feb 2006 3:37AM
Beautiful portrait of this cheeky bird. Nice colour contrast with the background.
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
21 Feb 2006 4:40AM
Superlative work as ever, Greg!
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
21 Feb 2006 5:46AM
Wonderful--Just a great shot of his eye! Well, everything else, too--Good work

I have not seen a robin here--yet-------

JouŠo 17 56 Finland
21 Feb 2006 5:48AM
Oh, yes! Another cracker, Sir Greg!

angelamary 15 6 England
21 Feb 2006 6:14AM
What lovely details! Hope to see the whole thing soon, but this is a lovely shot. Nice composition. Well caught!
21 Feb 2006 6:38AM
lovely shot
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
21 Feb 2006 7:40AM
It says "Nikon 80-400mm VR" but it looks like a macro shot to me! Amazing.
Marian 15 62 England
21 Feb 2006 7:43AM
A wonderful close up, like you said the larger version shows so much detail.
NorahF 16
21 Feb 2006 8:34AM
Superb. NorahF
tim g 17 13 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2006 8:36AM
Wonderful close up , nice and sharp.

deavilin 17 352 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2006 9:01AM
Strikingly sharp shot Greg superb qualitySmile

21 Feb 2006 9:32AM
outstanding shot Greg, sharp with stunning feather detail.....Spot on...

foggytwo 18 36 1 Scotland
21 Feb 2006 9:35AM
Fantastic close up here Greg,the detail,colours and lighting are all excellent.Like the dof and the large version,great stuff mate.
Hawkgenes 16 10 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2006 9:40AM
Wonderful clarity in this portrait Greg. An excellent capture

BerthaDBluze 16 19
21 Feb 2006 9:59AM
Wow Greg, this has fantastic detail! The lighting and colors are excellent as well. Smile
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
21 Feb 2006 10:00AM
Hi Greg,excellent clarity,dof,eye contact,textures,exposure and presentation.Take care.AnnSmile
Bluke 16 303 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2006 10:20AM
great close up ...babs
21 Feb 2006 10:21AM
Superb close-up Greg. Wonderful detail and colour in the large version.

daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2006 11:12AM
Wow: super shot, the closest I've seen of a bird. Good detail, lovely eye. You're pulling out all the stops now Greg.

highlander 17 32 Scotland
21 Feb 2006 11:48AM
You are the one photographer Greg that has me scrutinizing your exposure values etc as you always get the best out of these bird shots...very impressive my friend.
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
21 Feb 2006 12:32PM
A Lovely composition catchlight and detail and d.o.f.
tonymarq 15 1 United States
21 Feb 2006 2:30PM
Greg thanks for a beauty captured!! Really nice and learing alot from reading the settings you use! Greg to day at work beautiful hawk lands 40' from me in a tree and no camera, i couldn't believe it!!just my luck,oh well..

stay well
aseshuk 16
21 Feb 2006 7:04PM
Lovely... Excellent

A_Harrison 16 261 Canada
21 Feb 2006 7:22PM
Now that is close. But more than that I really like the feel of this head and shoulders composition, also that blue sky in the BG .

Mavis 19 143 2 England
21 Feb 2006 9:01PM
Wow !! love the star in his eye . Great detail in his feathers . Glad you managed to get out at last Greg .... all work and no play . xx
joko 17 1 Bulgaria
22 Feb 2006 4:33AM
evelen 16 5 England
22 Feb 2006 8:47AM
great closeup shot and detail.
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2006 9:03AM
Super close up Greg, love that eye,
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2006 9:07AM
Excellent close up clarity. Well caught.
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2006 10:15AM
Cracking detail and clarity Greg
hayleyk 16 56 England
22 Feb 2006 10:29AM
Super detail,a great closeup
ginz04 17 281 20 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2006 11:13AM
hi greg everythings been said. ian
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2006 12:26PM
Love the detail in this Greg.The rest has been said.
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
22 Feb 2006 1:40PM
Nice,detailed profile Greg,not like our Robins though.Nicely positioned in the frame,I don't find the bg distracting,well photographed,a good close up.
dalischone 16 295 Scotland
23 Feb 2006 12:48AM
Beautiful, amazing detail and clarity.

acbeat 16 14 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2006 9:56AM
excelent shot .

andy b
karenpics 16 2
23 Feb 2006 11:53AM
A very good shot Greg good dof
vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2006 11:41PM
beautiful close up Greg well done

User_Removed 16 825 Lithuania
24 Feb 2006 3:37AM
this is great!!!. .. super close up!
24 Feb 2006 3:23PM
Greg, your bird images are just breathtaking! Just incredible!
24 Feb 2006 4:06PM
Outstanding detail .... love the catchlight in his eye too ..... just amazing! Click*
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
25 Feb 2006 7:31AM
Excellent detail and clarity Greg...Well captured...

Big_Beavis 16 5 2 England
1 Mar 2006 11:42AM


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