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Challenge: Fauna (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: My back garden!
Date: Apr 21, 2003
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2003

Having spent most of the morning watching me working in the garden, this robin helpfully sat still long enough to take a couple of shots of him! The only thing done to it was a quick crop.

Place: 106 out of 313
Avg (all users): 5.6567
Avg (commenters): 6.5385
Avg (participants): 5.5811
Avg (non-participants): 5.7882
Views since voting: 1118
Votes: 233
Comments: 15
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04/30/2003 01:17:31 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Pete...

This is a nice catch :) The framing and composition choice via your crop is strong. The bird is filling enough of the frame to create interest, and the 'pose' of the bird with his head turned is nice also. Sometimes it's possible to capture a good candid like this if they subject sits still long enough for you :)

I don't know what defined your 'crop' on this shot, but there could have been some opportunities to place the subject off center as well. The crop you mention is obviously for a reason and I'll assume that it was to cut some distractions out of the image :)

I like the flat color in this image. The bird and the background blend nicely but it still lets the bird stand out as a strong subject... The only issue I see with this photo is that I can't really determine why your subject is not tack sharp. It could have been from digital zoom, too small of a crop, or a host of other reasons, but if it was intentional, I personally feel that sharper would be better for this subject :)

Keep up the good work :)

John Setzler
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2003 05:31:09 AM
I'm giving this a 10 just because it is my favourite bird!! I was named for this bird and have never seen one live!!
04/27/2003 11:03:59 PM
I have a feeling this is not a robin but is a nice photo none the less.
04/27/2003 11:20:28 AM
Great image. I think that maybe it might need sharpened a little bit. Good job.
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04/25/2003 06:12:59 PM
Too large! It totally fills up my screen and then some. It's even larger than life-size, which I find disturbing. Otherwise nice. - 6
04/25/2003 10:15:33 AM
good job
04/25/2003 09:55:42 AM
good work
04/24/2003 01:03:12 AM
i'd have settled for a bit more of a crop along the top, but nice detail on the bird!
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04/23/2003 05:18:27 PM
Focus seems off just slightly, and a little crop from the left hand side might have improved the image just a bit. Nice capture of a good looking robin!
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04/23/2003 01:15:32 PM
I think it's a chickadee - at least that's what we call them here - our robins are a lot different than this little bird. Great capture - nice pose. I love the detail you have achieved - even on the tiny little feet.
04/23/2003 01:06:08 PM
good robin
04/23/2003 12:34:12 PM
All right, this is a pretty good picture of a robin! Nice.
04/23/2003 12:19:28 PM
Looks short. Should have gone down on your knees for a better perspective, provided the bird doesn't fly away.
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04/23/2003 06:29:20 AM
This is really cute, you've captured this guy well. I like the softness you've created in the pic, well done.
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04/23/2003 02:14:42 AM
Lovely, expressive, interesting!
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