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Robin Speckle-Breast....

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Flew, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Not sure if this is an immature Robin or if it just molting, but the breast coloring is definitely different from what you usually see.

    All shot with the D2H / 300 2.8 + TC-17EII (hand held!!).

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    Lots more Robins can be seen here:
    http://flew.smugmug.com/gallery/72815/3/25113983
     
  2. twig

    twig

    745
    May 23, 2005
    Hey Frank!
    I got the same critter at the park today, he was hanging out with a bunch of other Robins that had normal colors, but he (She?) looked so odd I wasn;t sure it was the same breed.

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    Same critter, right?
     
  3. Nice shot looks liek a juvinele to me, but I am by no means an expert
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    twig,

    Yeah, I noticed that you had one too just before I posted mine. I think that Mike is correct, and that these are juveniles.

    Thanks,
     
  5. twig

    twig

    745
    May 23, 2005
    What was your iso and shutter?
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    twig,

    I shot at ISO 320. The shutter speed was between 1/125 and 1/250. BTW, I misstated the lens / TC that I was shooting with. It was the 1.4 not the 1.7 TC, so the focal length was 420mm, not 510mm. Still pretty tough to hand hold at those shutter speeds.
     
  7. Nice images Frank, #1 is my favorite.
     
  8. Super shots Frank. I especially like the first three. Looks like a young Robin.
    Pete
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Looks like a baby Frank :>))

    very nice shots.

    Good Job.
     
  10. Very sharp pictures, what a nice backgroud for #1 picture, very subdue pastel colors.
     
  11. Wow! Quite impressive to hand-hold at such low speed for the FL and get such a clean, crisp result! My favorite is the first pic, with the droplet on his beak and the feet in the water...
     
  12. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Great captures, Frank!
     
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