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    Re: Robin

    Jim,

    Nice shot, very colorful, great DOF, some blown highlights but that is what the eyes see on a bright sunny day.

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    Nice shot Jim,

    It's a little different from an English Robin, where the red extends up over the face too and the beak is a different shape and dark coloured.

    As shadowman notes, the highlights are natural don't worry me.

    For such a nice capture, I might do a little more PP with a couple of errant twigs, but with all the good pictures you're posting lately, you must have limited time for that. (I'm only jealous )

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post

    Nice shot, very colorful, great DOF, some blown highlights but that is what the eyes see on a bright sunny day.
    Thanks for the comment. I think I was bit heavy on the contrast in PP.I'm trying a different approach to my processing and have been getting better results with bird photos.Just need some more practice.

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    Re: Robin

    Hi Dave,
    Are the English Robins pretty common there? Robins are everywhere here.

    Darn it ,Dave! The twigs weren't buggin' me until you brought them up
    I agree,it would look better cleaned up.Still "dragging my feet" in some areas of processing.

    It really helps to get input from an unbiased view.I'll definitely rework this shot.It's going up on the wall in my rec room gallery.

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    Jim,

    Don't fret, it is a good example of focus in front of the focal distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    Hi Dave,
    Are the English Robins pretty common there? Robins are everywhere here.

    Darn it ,Dave! The twigs weren't buggin' me until you brought them up
    I agree,it would look better cleaned up.Still "dragging my feet" in some areas of processing.

    It really helps to get input from an unbiased view.I'll definitely rework this shot.It's going up on the wall in my rec room gallery.

    Jim

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    Re: Robin

    Yes the English Robin is a very common tame garden bird (and countryside). Virtually every UK garden has one pair; usually just one pair because they are very territorial.

    In fact they are so common that they are often overlooked by wildlife photographers and I couldn't even find one image on my P base galleries to link into.

    So, for the sake of comparison, I have pulled this image from my computer files. The last robin photo which I photographed; early March.

    Robin

    Just a quick snap with my Sigma 150-500 around 400 mm. I know it is a bit noisy in the shadows but this is the first image I could find.
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 18th April 2010 at 07:12 PM.

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    Re: Robin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
    Are the English Robins pretty common there? Robins are everywhere here.
    Fairly, although I'd say pigeons are "everywhere" in England, Robins a bit less so - possibly just less obvious.

    I was going to hunt out a mediocre picture of mine, but linking is quicker
    RSPB Robin page
    also you can read about it and listen to it

    Reading about Robins and Wood pigeons, Robins do seem more prolific!
    Live and learn, eh?

    Darn it ,Dave! The twigs weren't buggin' me until you brought them up
    Ooops

    Yes, it is a very good shot and worth printing hanging, well done,

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    Re: Robin

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Just a quick snap with my Sigma 150-500 around 400 mm. I know it is a bit noisy in the shadows but this is the first image I could find.
    Groan, sob, sob,

    If this is your 'not quite good enough' pile, I definitely ought to give up

    I'd be over the moon to get one this big in frame and sharp

    200mm and an impatient photographer (me) are no match for this.
    For example; Blue Tit (I think) 100% crop (503 x 402 from 4288 x 2848)
    Robin
    1/1000s f/5.6 at 200mm iso400, shot last weekend
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 18th April 2010 at 08:26 PM.

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    Re: Robin

    Very nice shot, love the selective focus. Robins are common in my California back yard as well.

    Chuck

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