Eastern Yellow Robin

In my backyard.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 18th October 2009, This photo: 12:09pm

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  • Adam Randell said:
    That 400mm lens is crankin out some crisp shots mate!!
    Looks great on that branch.
  • David de Groot said:
    It's a sweet lens, that's for sure. Glad to finally get one on a natural perch too.
  • evankok said:
    Gorgeous...your bird shots are always stunning!
  • rumblemumbles said:
    so pretty! you're lucky you got it sitting in one spot long enough - I thought these little guys fluttered around a lot?
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Evan :)
    They vary - these Robins tend to sit for a little while, looking for bugs to catch, and then they're off. I got about three shots off before he was gone.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Wow David, one of your best "birdie" images.
    Perfect! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    That's a tall order Danny. ;-)
  • golmuso said:
    is that processed at all? (sharpened PS or such?) ...also would you think the 100-400mm be close to getting something like this? I'm really keen to get a longer focal lens to add to my 50D kit:)
    Nice shot again mate! love these guys too and your back yard too..envious!
  • looby88 said:
    decidedly cute, and dipped in butter !!
  • David de Groot said:
    golmuso - All of my photos are processed to some extent as you can't post RAW files to flickr :P
    The 100-400L is a great lens, but I opted for the 400/5.6L as when I borrowed the 100-400L I shot almost exclusively at 400mm. However, the 100-400L has a couple of advantages to make up for it's slightly less sharp image quality - it focuses as close as 1.8m, and it has IS and it's a zoom. The 400/5.6L is sharper, cheaper and lighter though.
    Both are excellent lenses and I'd recommend you hire or borrow both for a week or two and see how they work for you before forking over the cash.
    Maybe fried with a side of mashed turnips ? :P
  • golmuso said:
    Thanks David:)..it's a lot of money to just hit over without having tried! It's such a toss up with lenses too, pros and cons for all haha.
    Thanks for the tips however..i think i might try to get my hands on some somehow
  • David de Groot said:
    golmuso - rentalens.com.au are very reasonable price-wise, and excellent to deal with. You get the lens for a week for a titch over $100.
  • Ross_M said:
    Thats a cracker dave. Very sharp and nice background bokeh
  • [ Kane ] said:
    In yr back yard! dam I need a bush house too ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ross, there were two of them, but this one posed for me ;-)
    Indeed - I might be miles from anything, but I like that. :)
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!! yum !
  • M.Suprana said:
    very good mate, well done.
  • Ostholl√§nder said:
    Really great capture and a beautiful picture.
  • PerAnd1 said:
    Great Robin-Photo !
  • Millisynth said:
    wow! top shot! great focus and colour. Im liking the bokeh type background effect too.
  • GJ Wind said:
    Nice little fellow.
    Great colors.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Thanks, they're pretty little birds and frequently seen around the yard.
    Didn't turn out bad really - tis a crop, but then I was standing on the veranda.
    Thanks, they stand out nicely with their yellow breasts.
  • SkattyKat said:
    beautiful shot Dave !! liking the bokeh too :-)
    Gorgeous wee bird ;-)
  • Out_and_About said:
    I just love your bird photography and what an amazing yellow!
  • Laura.Lotero said:
    soooo beautiful!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kath :) They're cute little birds.
    Thanks Michelle. Still got a long way to go before I'm really happy with a lot of my bird shots though.
    Thanks :)
  • Mickeycop said:
    Nice, I never saw one of those.
  • David de Groot said:
    They're pretty little guys and fairly common around here.
  • Zed.Cat said:
    Lovely capture!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • valentino * said:
    bella fotografia