Red, Red, Robin Redbreast by John Barratt

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This is technically a Scarlet Robin, though it is often referred to as (the Australian) Robin Redbreast. This image was take on the Great Alpine Rd near Mt.Hotham at the start of the Razorback. It shows a beautiful Red Robin atop a red snow pole.
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Comments

  • 3rdEyeOpen
    3rdEyeOpenover 7 years ago

    This is a beautiful shot mate. Can’t believe you got the a shot of one one those fast little suckers let alone the beautifuly coloured combination of that snow pole and the intensly blue background scenery. Did you colour adjust this image? if you don’t mind me asking? It just seems sooo blue.
    Anyway, congrats on a great capture John.

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittover 7 years ago

    Colours work great together. This comment takes nothing away from your skill as the photog but what a lucky capture!

  • John Barratt
    John Barrattover 7 years ago

    Thanks Christian! Certainly was a lucky shot, I was actually taking pictures of the Razorback at the time when I noticed him come along, luckily I had my telephoto lens on, and I got three shots in before he zipped off.

    The image has been level adjusted, and a small boost in saturation relative to the primary digital scan, but no colour shifts or colourising. Looking back at the original slide, the blues, and reds are just as strong. This was taken on slide film (Fuji Velvia 50), which at the risk of starting a digital vs film debate, I think still has an edge over digital with respect to colour saturation. You can push digital images in photoshop or the likes a bit to get better saturation, but often the results are not as pleasing. I am though a very happy DSLR user!

  • John Barratt
    John Barrattover 7 years ago

    And thanks Stephen. Yes, a big part of getting this sort of shot is you have to be lucky, and ready to seize the opportunity when it does come along! I was lucky also that my camera was ready to go for the shot, no fiddling around with lenses needed, otherwise I would have certainly missed it.

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittover 7 years ago

    John – Isnt it great when everything falls into place. I broused through your portfolio too and I love some of your Alps pics. I was just up in Thredbo during Easter time and did some walking. I was looking for Brumbies but had no luck. Yours shots inspire me to get out there and search harder.

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerrabout 7 years ago

    That’s incredible. What were the chances? Just wonderful.

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldabout 7 years ago

    A beautiful and striking shot :)

  • Neil
    Neilabout 7 years ago

    Right place + right time + right equipment + talent = Amazing photograph!

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioabout 7 years ago

    vibrant colors, great contrast.

  • whisperingruth
    whisperingruthabout 7 years ago

    This is simple and beautiful . . . well done John.

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