This pensive young robin was quite happy to sit on my garden fence and let me take his picture.
The robin is a plump bird with bright red breast, throat and cheeks edged with grey, a white tummy and olive brown upper parts.
The robin's diet is principally insects and worms which it will normally catch by swooping, snatching its prey on the ground after watching for movement from a perch above.
The nest is made from grass, moss and dead leaves lined with hair and wool and usually in a hole in a tree stump, bank or wall.
The smooth, non-glossy eggs are white or pale blue with reddish spots and about 20mm by 15mm. Incubation is by the female only. The young are fed by both parents.
Cropped and sharpened in Picasa2
See another shot of him on TrekNature. This time he's sitting in a tree!!
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jojay (28) 2005-07-18 14:12
nice shot and depth of field, looks like its more interested in you
lukie (0) 2005-07-18 14:24
Very sharp picture of this little bird, Vicky. Nice job, good colors.
Hanssie (9921) 2005-07-18 15:15
These robins always are such beautiful models (I've one on TL too), often sitting very close and this young one is a cutie, so soft and sweet, funny shot, Vicky, I like it !
pedrocarmo (1289) 2005-07-18 17:44
Marvellous young robin!
Very nice photo congratulations
nwoehnl (122) 2005-07-26 16:23
Hi Vicky. An engaging photo of this photogenic chap, you got some nice detail and texture in his plumage and the angle of the light certainly was helpful to that respect. Also a nice framing keeping some space at the right for the bird to look into, and a good use of the shallow DOF to isolate him well from the surroundings. I like it.
filip54852 (0) 2005-08-05 5:46
Very nice shot
I love how the background is unfocused
I tryed couple of times to make picture like this one, but just before I wantet to shot it, the birt took off.
Thanks for you critique
jrzufferey (7301) 2005-08-20 9:47
Merveilleux petit rouge gorge. Merci de nous le partager. Amicalement/jr
JRushen (457) 2005-10-22 20:04
How sweet is this? Lovely clear detailed picture Vicky. Nice one.
gazmo (272) 2005-11-04 3:47
Vicky, very nice photo - well focussed. I like the splash of red in the background as it lifts the photo. Thanks for sharing, Garry
rushfan2112 (2965) 2006-04-30 0:58
Vicky, superb shot of the Robin. Great composition and light. Nothinhg wriong with this shot in my eyes! Paul.
bam_boo (13) 2006-08-30 1:41
Hello Vicky! :)
WOW! You really captured the life of the bird. You make this picture come to life. Nice shot. Really. :) By the way, that bird is cute.
- Copyright: Vicky Adams (Vicky) (1442)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Fujinon 6x zoom, Fuji XD Card 256 MB
- Exposure: f/3.1, 1/150 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Bird photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-18 13:57