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Robin sitting surveying his territory

Robin sitting surveying his territory

Robin sitting surveying his territory
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Fauxtographer December 26, 2014
pedronunoferreira June 06, 2015
Masterpiece. Voted
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Paulacook144 December 23, 2016
Nice shot. Great catch lights in the eyes. Well seen and handled.
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blunder December 27, 2016
I think British Robins are much more attractive than our North American Robins. Nice shot.
lindaarcher June 26, 2018
Love the details

Behind The Lens

We were having a little Christmas escape staying in Inverness. Being a minister nearing retirement, I took the Christmas Eve Service and on Christmas Day, not having a service to conduct, we drove up to Inverness. [As meal not pre-booked we ended up with a picnic Christmas Dinner.] On Boxing day we drove up Glen Affric [our favourite glen] and stopped in one of the many forest car parks. This robin can bouncing onto the ground beside the car looking to be fed, even before we had the engine switched off. He then flew up to sit on one of the mirrors. And after getting a share of my sandwich he settled on a nearby branch more or less waiting to get his photograph taken. Also one of the first days out with a new camera.
Photograph was taken about 11:30 a.m.
Although fairly bright the woodland had some patches of heavy shadow.
Camera - Canon100D : Canon 18-135mm lens set at 135MM : speed 1/125 and f5.6 : due to shadow set at ISO 800 : no flash and hand-held.
I love all forms of wildlife and taken any chance to take photographs - no matter how common the subject.
The image as presented was cropped from the centre of a landscape format image - possibly the centre 20-25% of the image. Little post-processing required.
In my camera bag
I now have my Canon 100D : Canon 18-135 mm lens : Canon 400mm f5.6 lens : Sigma 105mm macro lens : Canon 430 flash gun : assorted filters : Manfrotto tripod [now with a gimbal head to replace a three way head.
Patience! If the bird is moving along a branch pre-focus and on one spot and wait for bird to move into that spot. I do tend to spot meter when photographing birds. I have recently started using back-button focusing too, which I find more efficient.

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