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2nd PlaceFeeding the Birds
SaraR


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Challenge: In the Garden II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: North Yorkshire
Date: Feb 21, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2010

The bird feeder was only introduced to the garden a day or two before the challenge was announced. The robin is actually sitting on a small wire tray for putting seed and meal worms in, and has some home made bird cake in its beak. Definitely the back garden!

Some outtakes:
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Red ribbon - that is quite unexpected! Thank you to everyone for your comments - all much appreciated.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 160
Avg (all users): 6.6636
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.4375
Avg (non-participants): 6.7582
Views since voting: 3854
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 217
Comments: 44
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/08/2010 04:47:47 PM
Really great shot Sara, my fav bird. We have one that comes at 7:30am and 4:30pm everyday for a feed-up. Saw a Redwing the other day, they like a raw carrot chopped a bit or apple. ;)
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03/07/2010 05:58:46 PM
I still quite enjoy seeing this everytime I open the front page. :-)
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03/07/2010 11:43:57 AM
That is a BEAUTIFUL photo!!
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03/06/2010 09:33:46 PM
Congrats Sara! Beautiful shot!
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03/05/2010 10:24:22 AM
Focus, depth, and colors are all right on. A wonderful capture. Congrats on your Red Ribbon!
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03/05/2010 03:36:12 AM
Sara, this is a stunning image. Great focus and clarity. Wonderful colors. (Can you tell I love it? ;-) HUGE congrats on your very well deserved ribbon.
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03/04/2010 11:01:39 PM
Beautiful capture
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03/04/2010 07:08:55 AM
England and the English Robin! Congrats
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03/03/2010 08:37:17 PM
I didnt vote on this one but I would have given you a 10!!! Stunning
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03/03/2010 07:00:41 PM
What a beautiful capture, Sara. Congrats on the Red!!
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03/03/2010 06:26:37 PM
What a wonderful shot! It's so funny seeing that labeled as a robin. It so different than our robins. (Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_840558.jpg)

Congrats on a great red!
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03/03/2010 02:07:49 PM
What a pretty bird. Congrats on capturing it so well!
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03/03/2010 11:00:08 AM
Such beautiful detail and color, Sara!
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03/03/2010 10:42:47 AM
Good for you Sara!!! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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03/03/2010 10:15:08 AM
Gorgeous capture, Sara. Congratulations!!!
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03/03/2010 08:31:33 AM
Sara, huge congrats on the red ribbon for a robin redbreast! Such a lovely capture! See snow isn't so bad after all :-) WTG!
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03/03/2010 08:14:22 AM
Sara, WTG this was a high score for me too..
Deserving!!!
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03/03/2010 07:33:27 AM
Lovely capture Sara, congratulations on your ribbon.

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03/03/2010 05:43:18 AM
Woo Hoo! Way to go, Sara! Go TS!!! Lovely, crisp image.
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03/03/2010 05:02:26 AM
congrats, great job.
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03/03/2010 04:20:18 AM
Very nice shot shot Sarah. Well composed and calm looking scene. Congrats.
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03/03/2010 03:27:54 AM
Go Sara!! COngrats on a great shot and the ribbon!
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03/03/2010 02:23:57 AM
Spectacular! Love it. Great job. Congratulations.
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03/03/2010 02:23:16 AM
congrats on a well deserved ribbon .. amazing to catch the little bird like that .. its such an awesome shot ..!!..:)
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03/03/2010 02:23:09 AM
Hey Sara - congrats on the Ribbon ! The snow makes a lovely backdrop.

Thinking on it, if you got a red ribbon for a red fronted robin . . maybe you should've held out until a Blue tit came along ?

:- )
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03/03/2010 01:04:27 AM
woohoo!!!! HUGE CONGRATS Sara!!! glad that this made it into your top shots.
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03/03/2010 12:41:10 AM
Congratulations Sara. It's a lovely photo. I love the little bit of cake in the robin's beak. It gives a feeling of a welcoming garden.
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03/03/2010 12:40:11 AM
This was definitely a high scorer for me - congratulations!
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03/03/2010 12:24:29 AM
Congratulations Sara. Well done and well spotted too!
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03/03/2010 12:22:53 AM
Hey, look at this!! Congratulations, Sara!
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03/03/2010 12:13:38 AM
This is gorgeous. Nice capture and beautiful color. Congratulations on the well-deserved ribbon!!
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03/03/2010 12:09:38 AM
Go Sara! A garden shot is tough to get in the winter, but this one captures the right feel for the season.
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03/03/2010 12:09:30 AM
Great shot, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2010 06:41:35 PM
great shot- top 5
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03/01/2010 04:36:44 PM
Great closeup, great color. Wish for more setting for a "garden" photo.
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03/01/2010 02:38:22 PM
Great shot, almost flawless. I have a thing against feeding wildlife despite the harshness of the weather and the meager pickings they have at this time of year. It is inmho cheating taking such a photo. However the little bird could just be stealing from an outdoor bin? Still the image is well taken and the contrast between colourful bird and dreary winter is shown to it's full benefit here. Composition is great. Focus excellent.
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02/27/2010 07:42:14 PM
Hope this does well.
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02/27/2010 06:06:49 AM
sooo you have a trash can in your garden? :) at least it looks like the bird is standing on one, and I'd say this is not a garden but a city park. But on the other hand nice sharpness of the subject and the white grayish background contributes the colorful bird to stand out, also the frame fits nice, 8
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02/26/2010 06:57:09 PM
I really like this capture, nicely done.
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02/26/2010 04:44:45 PM
Very, very nice capture here. WOW excellent.
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02/24/2010 07:35:02 PM
Nice sharp focus. Color is amazing as well. I would suggest that for personal use you clone out those two white spots, they really stand out. 8
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02/24/2010 02:26:13 PM
Great shot. Wow...great clarity!
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02/24/2010 07:33:26 AM
perfect! love the colors and oh so sharp!
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02/24/2010 04:12:52 AM
Obviously a great foreground, but the background is well balanced too. Just enough DOF to see what it is, but not so much to distract.
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