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Wrapped Up Warm

By WildLight  
Here's a shot I took of a Robin at Stocker's Lake.
This fellow came closer to me and Jonah than any other Robin I've ever known and was literally hopping round our feet.
I decided to try and photograph it with my 180mm macro lens which is how I got this pic. It's only been cropped very slightly so gives you some idea of how close it actually was! Smile
Something about snow makes birds really tame for some reason!

I hope you like this one!

It's a bit late but...

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: dmhuynh72, RonnieAG, wideangler and 40 more

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dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 10:53AM
Stunning capture with fine detail. 7D looks very impressive! Is that your xmas present?

regards
Yung

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
26 Dec 2009 10:54AM
What a marvellous and impressive shot, Joe. I don't think I have ever seen such a finely detailed close-up shot of a robin before. Truly excellent work.
Ronnie.
WildLight 9 145 3 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 10:55AM

Quote:Stunning capture with fine detail. 7D looks very impressive! Is that your xmas present?

regards
Yung


Nope, I got a hide for Xmas Smile
I bought the 7D several weeks ago after I sold the 50D.

Thanks for the comments, Yung and Ronnie!
26 Dec 2009 10:57AM
Great close up Joe

... nope I'm not of to BWC tomorrow.. I wished I'd gone in the snow though!

Jon
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
26 Dec 2009 11:13AM
Tremendous close up shot!

Andy
26 Dec 2009 11:16AM
Superb close up Joe,fabulous detail and great comp !! Love the eye detail and light !! Top notch.....
MrBlueSky 8 12 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 11:16AM
stunning seasonal little fellow josepeth.

How you getting on with the 7D - was thinking of upgrading?
WildLight 9 145 3 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 11:20AM

Quote:How you getting on with the 7D - was thinking of upgrading?

I couldn't recommend it enough! It's an absolutely superb camera! The ISO has been a great improvement over the 50D, this for example was taken at ISO 1600 and I've only done a little noise reduction. It's got a tonne of great features too like the HD video mode, in-built flash transmitter, 8fps continuous mode, 19 cross-type focusing points... the list goes on Smile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 11:20AM
a fine close up Joe

Probably just my personal preference but I would have tweaked the colour temperature a tad Smile

Hopefully see you tomorrow

Happy Boxing day

Adrian
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 11:20AM
Excellent detailed close up Joe. Merry Christmas!
Steve
26 Dec 2009 11:23AM
great capture well timed
WildLight 9 145 3 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 11:37AM

Quote:A fine close up Joe

Probably just my personal preference but I would have tweaked the colour temperature a tad

Hopefully see you tomorrow

Happy Boxing day

Adrian



Would you have made them warmer or colder?

See you tomorrow!

Joe
porty2003 12 97 Scotland
26 Dec 2009 11:49AM
Great 'portrait'Smile,lovely series of Robin shots
John
jonah794 7 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 12:00PM
Superb detail! This really shows how close he actually was Smile I had a great time by the way - you must put it on your website news bit! I love the way the robins are so tame - and you have done really well to show it. I am getting the Sigma 180mm f/3.5!!!!! Can't wait Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
26 Dec 2009 12:05PM
Fantastic detail, Joe, a truly superb image. Carol
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 12:33PM
What detail, spot on. Brian
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 1:38PM
simply perfect, the detail, the colour!!! stunning. thanks for sharing x x
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
26 Dec 2009 1:56PM
Superb close up Joe. As a rule of thumb I shoot all wildlife at WB Manual 5500k. Never fails.
Terrific close up and eye detail, even showing you in the eye.
Great capture
Have fun with that new Staelth Hide, the best
Richard
26 Dec 2009 2:35PM
Such fine detail, a very well captured image.
David
Wilmot 8 338 1 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 5:23PM
Went up there today not much got some Herons.
I actually doubt those Robins came closer than they did too me! Smile
Good close up mate!
Steve
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
26 Dec 2009 6:40PM
A corker of a close up, outstanding clarity and feather detail. Delighted to make this one a RC
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
26 Dec 2009 7:13PM
Superb !

Rock
Amazing shot well done
29 Dec 2009 6:31PM
brill shot

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