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CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
22 May 2010 7:04AM
A lovely capture, Ann, good to see a different viewpoint of this cheeky little fella. Carol

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Shroomer 9 14 167 England
22 May 2010 7:09AM
Nice detail on the back end Ann but for me without the head turned this would have gone straight in the bin. Sorry just my preference to bird photography. A shame because it is a great bg and dof
Sorry
Richard
22 May 2010 7:54AM
Looks as if its been in a bit of a puch up Ann - good detail -
goso Plus
9 2 1 Australia
22 May 2010 8:24AM
A good "tailgunner" view of the little fella Ann - top detail...Bill
A different view of this much loved bird. Lovely capture.
Steve.
I think it's a lovely shot. Looks like the robin is thinking about sth important.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 838 1368 United Kingdom
22 May 2010 9:39AM
Absolutely wonderful, my favourite by miles of your bird uploads. I have always reckoned with humans that backs can be as expressive and characterful as faces. This is just so beautiful to look at, all soft, tactile fluffy textures. I can almost touch hime. And you have him isolated perfectly against a gentle, harmoniously toned background.
In compositional terms the dynamics are interesting too - you have him poised to take off up from a downward sloping twig. A balance of upward and downward diagonals.
Maybe this doesn't comply with the rules of bird photography, but it works as a composition, a picture, which in my book is infinitely more important.
Moira
22 May 2010 11:03AM
It is a very good shot and I like it. Admittedly it is looking away from you but there is still an eye catchlight and the b/g suits it well.
Vince
22 May 2010 12:38PM
Nice one Ann.
Brian
22 May 2010 1:00PM
Excellent capture Ann. Well done
Love the angle captured here Ann,excellent feather detail shown & a great BG.
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
22 May 2010 2:21PM
Like how he is just checking to see that you are still there Ann,
good one
Lillian
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
22 May 2010 2:32PM
Well caught - just!
Joan.
22 May 2010 4:22PM
another fine capture ;
like the pose Smile
22 May 2010 4:45PM
Super detailed back end shot Ann and like the b/g for this one.
Shaun
22 May 2010 4:48PM
Lovely. so well detailed and a pin sharp shot, love the way the pov leads you from tip of his tail to his cheeky little eye. Ann
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 May 2010 5:10PM
you have certainly been busy Ann, since I last checked.
Don't know what you are doing different, but may I say that there has been a noticable difference in your images of late...cleaner, sharper etc; etc;...IMHO anyway Smile

Adrian
22 May 2010 5:20PM
A very beautiful capture, Ann, even if he has turned his back slightly on you, it's still a cracking image, and gets the green up arrow from me!
TrevB Smile
Bob_V Plus
8 1 2 United States
22 May 2010 5:32PM
Quite a different view here Ann, a superb capture.
Bob
22 May 2010 5:43PM
a very nice shot
22 May 2010 7:32PM
Superb detail and a lovely background Ann, just a shame the heads not facing you,
Kev
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
22 May 2010 8:30PM

Quote:Absolutely wonderful, my favourite by miles of your bird uploads. I have always reckoned with humans that backs can be as expressive and characterful as faces. This is just so beautiful to look at, all soft, tactile fluffy textures. I can almost touch hime. And you have him isolated perfectly against a gentle, harmoniously toned background.
In compositional terms the dynamics are interesting too - you have him poised to take off up from a downward sloping twig. A balance of upward and downward diagonals.
Maybe this doesn't comply with the rules of bird photography, but it works as a composition, a picture, which in my book is infinitely more important.
Moira


Could not begin to say it better Ann. My kind of shot.
Ron
22 May 2010 8:47PM
A super capture.
Rob.
ringyneck 9 310 18 United Kingdom
22 May 2010 9:45PM
Yes I agree with others when they say "why does he have to face the camera".
I have uploaded plenty of back views before.Why should an image always have to fall into the same old formula time after time after time.

Like the way the focus is on the tiny bit of face we can see.

keith
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
22 May 2010 10:42PM
A delightful image Ann, the detail in the feathers is excellent. It's different from the usual robin shots uploaded on here which makes a refreshing change
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
23 May 2010 12:21AM

Quote:Why should an image always have to fall into the same old formula time after time after time.


Quote:It's different from the usual robin shots uploaded on here which makes a refreshing change

Robins always turn their backs on me, which makes this beautiful, sweet image a proxy record of my own experience. A living creature rather than yet another clone.
Bill
A super capture well done.

keith.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
23 May 2010 10:39PM
After reading what Moira posted at 09.39, I feel I can only agree 10% and would struggle to put it any better. Great shot, Ann.
Regards, Ronnie.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 838 1368 United Kingdom
25 May 2010 7:21AM
Have a UA for creative rule-breaking - it's something that I value highly!
Moira
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
28 May 2010 8:34PM
We all have different tastes Ann but I actually like this, sometimes there's more detail on the back than on the front,
Geoff.

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