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The Urban Warrior by Colin Metcalf

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At 16/03/2011:-
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I cleared a patch of snow yesterday and put down some bird food and guess who was the first dinner guest to arrive. Certainly had no intention of being fashionably late this feisty little guy! He stood his ground and made sure of his share as well when the bigger birds started arriving!

Taken in our back garden in Horsforth near Leeds with a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ38 and processed from RAW in photoshop elements 9. Finished in Picasa 3.

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.

The term Robin is also applied to some birds in other families with red or orange breasts. These include the American Robin (Turdus migratorius), which is a thrush, and the Australian red robins of the genus Petroica, members of a family whose relationships are unclear.



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Thanks for taking the time to browse my portfolio, I hope you see something you like. Colin.

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 3 years ago

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Many thanks!!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • artfulvistas
    artfulvistasover 3 years ago

    Colin, this is a magnificent shot!! Just great!! Def Fave!! and a winner!!!

  • Thanks so much Lynda, lovely comment. Thanks a lot for the fave as well!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Colin, he is so colorful!

  • Cheers Phillip appreciated!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Colin!

  • Thanks a lot Ray!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago

    great capture colin! wot a little sweetie :)

  • Thanks Carol, appreciated!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 3 years ago

    Nice Col, looks good on the Card also!

  • Thanks Trev pretty mundane compared with your birds but I was quite pleased. Thanks for the fave!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago
    Just gorgeous Colin, whether framed, on the card or unadorned, still beautiful !
  • Thanks a lot Roy for the great comment!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Colin… awesome. :)))

  • Thanks a lot Debbie for the great comment and fave!!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • photofun29
    photofun29over 3 years ago

    lovely..beautiful colors..Mimi x

  • Many thanks Mimi, really appreciate the comment and fave!!

    – Colin Metcalf

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