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David Mingay | all galleries >> Mynd Dagsins '14 >> Photo of the Day 2006 - part 1 > Jan 29: Robin
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Jan 29: Robin
29-JAN-2006 David Mingay

Jan 29: Robin

Linda and I have both posted Robins photographed at Heligan today. They were very tame. Tame enough to sit there while I fiddled with my good-old-fashioned clockwork camera. No auto exposure here. Or Auto focus, or even a macro lens. Just me, the MX a 100mm lens focused at it's minimum setting and a few frames of Fuji Neopan.

Linda's shot, which can be seen here is better, but I'm still really pleased with mine!

Pentax MX ,Pentax M 100mm f2.8,Fujifilm Neopan 400

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Michael Todd Thorpe31-Jan-2006 23:43
Framing the dark background around the bird worked well to bring it out. There's something about real film grain that digital just won't touch...
Richard Chapman31-Jan-2006 03:20
I'm not sure I've ever seen a Robin shot in B&W before. Interesting choice, and surprisingly effective!

Pbase claims that the shot is taken on December 29th 2006, which seems unlikely.
Robin Reid30-Jan-2006 06:27
You are quite good w/that film camera. Cute little bird. Nice work.
virginiacoastline30-Jan-2006 03:06
How n ice of them to stay put long enough to pose for a portrait . . . our robins are larger and much less conducive to posing
...duncan30-Jan-2006 00:28
Very nice shot. excellent detail.
Herb Knufken29-Jan-2006 23:44
Nice shot