American Robin

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMarch 22, 2012
TakenMarch 22, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/125 sec at f/7.0999999046326
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: All my springs are in thee...Psalms 87: 7

American Robin on the post
Flew in from the Gulf coast..
Hopefully he came to tell me
I am here to be with thee...
Poetry by me , AJP

I had just walked outside with my camera about 5:00 tonight and I was startled when this robin flew about 15 feet from me to stand on a post... I was excited to get this close with my 300 mm lens. and was able to shoot a few pictures before it flew away.. I didn't have time to change my manual settings on the camera that I had used earlier in the day, and tried to be as inconspicuous as I could be so that I wouldn't scare it away... It had stayed overcast all day so the lighting had not changed much and it was set on F/ 7.1 with 1/125 shutter speed, at 800 ISO.

16 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Great sign of spring! Crisp foreground and a neat DOF.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    A handsome guy!! Nicely done. This must be a young robin...seems like the mature adults are usu. fatter.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (22 Mar 2012):

    Thank you for your comments...Yes, it is a great sign of spring and hopefully now that the robin is here we won't have anymore snow..I saw one crocus
    today that had not opened up yet.and the trees are beginning to bud..Donald,
    you are probably right that it may have been a young robin...The adults are a
    little more skittish...

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Awesome shot!!!! Perfect comp and timing.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    A beautiful bird... My fav of all birds.....

  • Deb Exteen

    Deb Exteen (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Great comp and love the dof...

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Little robin red breast.....beautiful !

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Quite lovely!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (23 Mar 2012):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Excellent capture, Andrea!!! The lighting is so complimentary on this young looking Robin. I have seen a few around here lately, but couldn't get a shot of them - yet : )

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Yes, I agree with the above.........very nice robin portait

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Very nice....

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    Delicious, the show seems to enjoy its beauty.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    The DOF in itself is a work of art. Outstanding, my friend.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    You captured it in a beautiful pose, the tones and detail are exceptional!! Can't wait for their return here..

  • David Jeffries

    David Jeffries gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Beautiful capture, excellent choice of shooting with the mistaken settings, turned out beautiful

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