Robin 1 of 2

Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 15 March 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

late posting

SONY DSC-H9 1/250 second F/4.5 ISO 100 78 mm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Just awesome! Like the beak and eye, and the way the light comes through. Well captured.

Bee shot: No I did not use any filters or makro lens, still saving for that! The macro lens is more expensive than the camera itself :( - will wait for the price to come down. I found a dealer that sells the tele conversion lens at a reasonable price - would you recommend this lens? Does it make a big difference? With the bee shot I only used the Adaptor ring without the lens hood because the light was very sharp - 9.35am. "My bees" are use to me getting in their faces, they don't fly away anymore :))

15 Mar 2008 7:48pm

@Ina: I do recommend the Sony 1.7 X tele-converter. But, don't waist your money on a 2 or 3X converter. I tried a 3 X off brand tele-converter and the results are unusable. The photo above was taken with the Sony 1.7 X tele-converter. Thanks for all your comments Ina!

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Forgot to say, I have also cropped away about 1" on the left and top of the photo :)

15 Mar 2008 7:57pm

Toño from Estella, Spain

Amaizing shot,beautiful colours,good !

15 Mar 2008 8:04pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Wonderful composition. I love the colours. Great sharpness!

15 Mar 2008 9:30pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful light and terrific detail. With all the swirling branches, it's amazing how well your center of attention stands out. Really nice!

16 Mar 2008 1:02am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Excellent capture Craig!! You dealt with that light perfectly. I haven't seen any robins here yet.. soon.. ;-)

16 Mar 2008 1:13am

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

That is a terrific shot. His eye is so blue.
I saw my first robin of the year the other day. It is amazing how exciting we get up here over something like that.

16 Mar 2008 1:58am

e. from New York, NY, United States

Beautiful capture! The detail of the eye is incredible.

16 Mar 2008 3:53am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Marvelous image, well done!

16 Mar 2008 7:13am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Craig, wonderful shot of the robin! The light hitting him is just great!

16 Mar 2008 11:05am

Photographs by M.E. from Encino, United States

splendid shot, Craiger!!!

your posts just made me realized how much i've missed your photoblogs...

22 Mar 2008 5:20pm

1/250 second
ISO 100
78 mm