Robin red breast in the snow

Discussion in 'Nature' started by jhob, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. jhob

    jhob Mu-43 Veteran

    Met up with this little fella on my lunch hour today. He was having a territorial dispute with another Robin:

    photo-00029.

    photo-00037.

    photo-00049.

    photo-00063.

    GF1 + Vivitar 70-210 f3.5

    C&C welcome - I'm new to photographing birds
     
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  2. justin28

    justin28 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 18, 2010
    Nice shots, that first pic is so crisp! Nice job
     
  3. ricseet

    ricseet Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 20, 2010
    Singapore
    Hi jhob
    Super capture - lovely colors details and gorgeous colorful bokeh on the first one.

    cheers

    ric

    Met up with this little fella on my lunch hour today. He was having a territorial dispute with another Robin:

    GF1 + Vivitar 70-210 f3.5

    C&C welcome - I'm new to photographing birds[/QUOTE]
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    There's something exceptionally appealing about your robins over there. The third one is my favorite. He's utterly charming!
     
  5. jhob

    jhob Mu-43 Veteran

    They are really characterful little souls, very inquisitive. They're probably the least skittish small bird over here as well so you can get a bit closer to them.

    The friendliest robins I have ever met were the New Zealand Robins, they would come right up to you, literally less than a metre away!
     
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  6. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 21, 2010
    The first pic gets my vote,
    Very well captured, and nice composition.
    :)
     
  7. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Get some mealworms and they're likely to feed out of your hand once they get the taste for them (nothing to say it's not a she of course). BTW number 3 is good for a Christmas card, perfectly positioned with plenty of room on the left hand side for the banner.

    Barrie
     
  8. jhob

    jhob Mu-43 Veteran

    I nailed the focus best on the first one, second is a little soft and third is pretty sharp too.

    I made the assumption that it was a he because of the territorial dispute, a behaviour I associate more with males!
     
  9. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Both sexes set up a winter feeding territory and so have to defend it in order to survive the winter, either sex can be as aggressive as the other at this time of the year, and the female even has a rudimentary form of song to aid in the defence of that territory.

    Barrie
     
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  10. jhob

    jhob Mu-43 Veteran

    I never realised that before. Thanks for letting me know!
     
  11. jhob

    jhob Mu-43 Veteran

    Is there a way of visually telling the male and female apart?
     
  12. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    No, the adults cannot be sexed on plumage, even in the hand you would need to get very up close and personal, and that would be during the breeding season only.

    Barrie
     
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  13. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
    #4 is just splendid.
    super-sharp frame-fillers are what so many seem to aim at with bird shots (me included, but I need better technique and better fieldcraft) but that one has a quality all it's own ...
     
  14. r.helgason

    r.helgason Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 7, 2010
    Iceland
    The first pic is just perfect 10+ great job
     
  15. joanne

    joanne Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 5, 2010
    cumbria uk
    They are all excellent pictures, but the first is my favourite. Very well done :)
     
  16. pancake

    pancake Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 10, 2010
    UK south East
    Nice pics, love the first one
     
  17. jhob

    jhob Mu-43 Veteran

    Thank you all for your kind words, I'm glad you liked them.