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Shooting (ne photographing) birds is not a common event for me. In fact a quick browse through my galleries and you’ll be hard pressed to find many. However when the opportunity does arrive I certainly won’t turn it down. When I was last out in the Botanical Gardens in Dublin there were a couple of Robins fluttering about the branches of a plant I was photographing and this little chappy landed where I couldn’t ignore him any longer. Luckily I had my 70-200 on. Robin Redbreasts tend to be very teritorial and are much bolder then other birds their own size. They will allow you to get quite close before flying off.
The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), most commonly known in Anglophone Europe simply as the Robin, is a small insectivorous passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae). Around 12.5–14.0 cm (5.0–5.5 in) in length, the male and female are similar in colouration, with an orange breast and face lined with grey, brown upperparts and a whitish belly. It is found across Europe, east to Western Siberia and south to North Africa; it is sedentary in most of its range except the far north (source wiki).
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length: 200mm
ISO Speed: 400