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North American Robin Redbreast (Ann Arbor, Michigan) | by gregory lee
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North American Robin Redbreast (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

\Squint your eyes to see his camouflage in action! (Most predators see only in shades off gray. Squinting reduces the your ability to see color...)

 

Robins stick out like a sore thumb on the uniform tone of a suburban lawn. Put one in a midwestern woodland and their outline breaks up... the robin disappears!

 

Taken in Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

This was taken from about 16' (5m) away, at 800mm (500mm x 1.7 sensor crop factor) at f/6.3 (1/200sec @ ISO400), handheld and manually focused.

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Taken on March 30, 2006