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We shall have snow......

By teocali
A Robin,taken this evening on the garden fence, in almost twilight conditions using flash. A sparse flurry of snow was falling. Interesting to see how the use of the flash has turned a very dull grey sky to blue.
Settings: F/4 1/30sec +0.33EV ISO800 AV@300mm flash handheld

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - very much appreciated as always.

Tags: Wildlife Snow General Robin Close-up Garden Bird Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Erithacus Rubecula

Voters: helenlinda, ColouredImages, VidB and 33 more

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Comments


helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2010 5:52PM
Lovely capture - even a sparkle in his eye - which I assume was the flash. A few dots might be worth clearing to make that blue more even. He's a splendid size and you have caught some excellent detail Sylvia
Helen

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teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
1 Dec 2010 5:56PM

Quote:Lovely capture - even a sparkle in his eye - which I assume was the flash. A few dots might be worth clearing to make that blue more even. He's a splendid size and you have caught some excellent detail Sylvia
Helen



Thank you so much Helen Smile - yes, the flash has accentuated the sparkle in his eye - however the white dots in the sky are actually snow, so I thought I would leave them.
Sylvia
VidB 8 11 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2010 6:14PM
Good detail and colour in the plumage and you were right to leave the snow flakes in.
Dave
1 Dec 2010 6:16PM
An excellent capture
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2010 6:19PM
Point taken Sylvia - thanks for your comment
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
1 Dec 2010 7:31PM
He is really puffed and fluffed Sylvia, poor little devil will need it in this weather. Love the snowy BG and interested to see that flash effect.
Ron
Beautiful capture Sylvia, I'm always amazed at how long their feet and claws are.

Ruth
1 Dec 2010 8:00PM
Wonderful image of our good old British resident...Nice perch and sky BG sets it off nicely.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2010 8:21PM
Interesting to see how the use of the flash has turned a very dull grey sky to blue> I am surprised to hear this Sylvia

lovely shot with superb detail, all fluffed up against the cold
1 Dec 2010 8:22PM
A really lovely image Sylvia, beautifully timed, it might well be his first winter and thinking " what the heck is this ", the eye is absolutely fine, in fact I love the catch light, very well captured.
David
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
1 Dec 2010 10:25PM
Lovely little robin,good detail and colours.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
2 Dec 2010 1:03AM
Looks like a shy little bird, great capture..........Sandy
Ray42 8 3 England
2 Dec 2010 9:59AM
A beautiful capture Sylvia
2 Dec 2010 12:26PM
An excellent capture.
Dave
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
2 Dec 2010 2:26PM
A real beauty, Sylvia. Carol
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
2 Dec 2010 4:43PM
Lovely shot Sylvia, I can see the flash coming out a little more often here too as the light is dreadful at times. Just wondering if the flash was aimed directly here because the catchlight in the eye is blue, (similar to redeye really.) Not a lot you can do though because you never know where they are going to land Wink
Geoff.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
2 Dec 2010 5:15PM

Quote:Lovely shot Sylvia, I can see the flash coming out a little more often here too as the light is dreadful at times. Just wondering if the flash was aimed directly here because the catchlight in the eye is blue, (similar to redeye really.) Not a lot you can do though because you never know where they are going to land
Geoff.



Hi Geoff
It was the on-board camera flash and spot metering so yes, it must be the equivalent of red-eye, but I decided to leave it (same with the white blobs of snow which could be mistaken for dustbunnies-lol). Strangely it was very late evening and almost dark and I was amazed to see how the use of flash turned the sky blue!
Sylvia
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 7:45PM
Very well captured with lovely detail - the flash made it almost look as though he has got a tear in the eye - Ina
2 Dec 2010 8:03PM
HI Sylvia, I agree with all above comments love it gray
Suehh 9 39 6 England
2 Dec 2010 8:45PM
Lovely shot - and the flash has worked so well with this capture.

Sue
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
3 Dec 2010 9:07AM
Fantastic use of flash Sylvia and a wonderful exposure and use of pop up flash
Richard
DRicherby 8 269 725 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 7:31PM
Lovely shot. The blue sky could be a white balance thing but that doesn't seem right as flash is quite blue so you'd expect the white balance to tend towards warming the sky, rather than adding blue to it. The answer may just be that dull skies are often somewhat bluer than we imagine.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
20 Dec 2010 8:04PM
A cracking shot of this chubby little chap, the flash has brought out some wonderful detail and colours in his plumage

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