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Bird in the Hand.

By Buffalo_Tom
Picture taken on the walkabout in the Neath Valley last Sunday.We stopped for a cuppa and this little Robin payed us a visit.Alan (Valleywalker)enticed it on to his hand with some biscuit crumbs and this is the only shot I managed to take.Seeing as there are not many Robin images posted this year I thought I had better redress the balance a little bit.
Guess what its snowing again.The weathermen lied it wasn't supposed to happen here today.
Enjoy your day and thanks for looking.

Tags: Hand Biscuit Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Valleywalker Toms photo 801robin

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GrahamNobles 12 9 4 England
6 Feb 2009 5:58AM
Ah but this Robin is handheld!

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User_Removed 15 825 Lithuania
6 Feb 2009 6:02AM
...nice moment!
iancam 11 23 England
6 Feb 2009 6:13AM
Good one
Xiaoli 11 661 14 South Africa
6 Feb 2009 6:35AM
Cute little chap! Love the balance with the tones of the background and the colours of the robin himself. I would have cloned out the white patch immediately behind the bird it's a little distracting on the eye. Nicely composed with just enough hand shown with the robin definately taking pride of place.
andy210966 12 4 119 Wales
6 Feb 2009 6:41AM
This a wee corker of a shot Tom! Fabulous viewed large!

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
6 Feb 2009 6:50AM
What a fabulous image, very well captured. Carol
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
6 Feb 2009 7:06AM
love it.lesley
SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
6 Feb 2009 7:23AM
Lovely image... nice sharp detail on the eye

Alan_Coles 14 178 11 Wales
6 Feb 2009 7:27AM
Rofl....looks like I need need some moisturiser on them hands !!

Cracking shot Tom - He sure was a friendly little chap, we should tell the others that later on we returned to that spot and whilst I waited for you to return from the 1st falls he jumped back onto my hand and shared my roll - great experience !!

Btw...just laughed at the weatherman on the TV - no snow in Wales today...uh, he ain't seen outside my house!!
VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 7:30AM
Wow, fantastic!!!!!!!!!
whiteswan01 12 13 England
6 Feb 2009 7:34AM
excellent ive tried this but no joy well captured
MikeH 15 217 4 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 7:53AM
Weathermen, who needs 'em? LOL!!
A great little candid shot Tom, bring on the Robin's I say,
BERTRAM 12 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 8:00AM
Excellent shot.
Phil_Restan 14 280 9 England
6 Feb 2009 8:04AM
More Robins, we want more RobinsSmile

Good shot mate

danbrann 15 640 17
6 Feb 2009 8:06AM
Tip Top tom. A super little cameo.
piccy 14 8 Wales
6 Feb 2009 8:22AM
Super shot, heard a flash warning for snow with you earlier on.
MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 8:28AM
Great picture, what a moment to enjoy
MandsH 13 England
6 Feb 2009 8:30AM
What a great shot, I've tried this myself but with no luck so far!
HUMIE 13 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 8:31AM
Ah....a beauty Tom !

photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
6 Feb 2009 8:35AM
lucky you Tom, great shot
joze 13 Slovenia
6 Feb 2009 8:40AM
Richsr 13 91 223 England
6 Feb 2009 8:59AM
Like the tones and detail in this Tom - regards Richard.
motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 9:17AM
Such a very well caught shot.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2227 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 9:27AM
Robins are one of the things that make winter bearable. This is just delightful, quirky and humorous. We've just had a dusting of snow overnight in the NE but it's ****** cold!
videotec 11 8 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 9:32AM
Brave little fella--Super Capture
woolybill1 Plus
13 33 76 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 9:52AM
This is pure delight, Tom, full of fun and character and exquisitely detailed.
garymcparland 13 343 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 10:39AM
This is great Tom, must have been hungry.

Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
6 Feb 2009 10:48AM
Just so impressed

Kevhan 12 4 England
6 Feb 2009 10:58AM
Superb shot.
hellsbells8868 12 151 2 Wales
6 Feb 2009 12:04PM
Excellent image, what a friendly little fella...
I got up to more snow today too, more than we had tues and weds infact.....
Sezz 15 619 15 England
6 Feb 2009 12:35PM
How delightful Tom Smile

Sarah *
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
6 Feb 2009 2:31PM
I can't believe your robins are so tame. Ours are much bigger and wouldn't go anywhere near people. This is a lovely little fellow. Great shot. He's a beauty.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
6 Feb 2009 2:35PM
Magic moment well caught
Alan_Coles 14 178 11 Wales
6 Feb 2009 3:16PM

Quote:Magic moment well caught

It was a magic moment for sure....and your right Tom caught it well.
TyChee 15 275 1 United States
6 Feb 2009 3:26PM
Excellent! Moment well captured.
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 3:34PM
This is the first robin I've seen on here this year. Great capture.
trissie 13 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 3:35PM
A first class capture Tom, brilliant.

Trish x
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
6 Feb 2009 4:39PM
"A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush".....well you don't get one closer than this......a priceless shot and a good idea to hold him in the hand...stops him moving about too much I would say LOL Wink......great shot Tom,
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
6 Feb 2009 4:41PM
What a fantastic capture Tom.
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 4:48PM
A lovely shot Tom, you should send some snow up here for me - all I've seen out of the office window today is clear blue sky.

Have a good weekend.

teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
6 Feb 2009 6:16PM
Wonderful sharp shot with great detail and colours. What a trusting little chap - you are so lucky to have captured this. Just delightful.
Rock 18 10 2 England
6 Feb 2009 7:01PM
Great shot !

taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
6 Feb 2009 7:23PM
Gives us a pretty good notion of his size ( of lack of)

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
6 Feb 2009 7:38PM
The weatherman got it wrong here too - - no snow at all! Sad

F x
exposure Plus
16 6.0k England
6 Feb 2009 9:37PM
Beautiful Tom lovely detail and so lovely to be so close.
Roly 13 Wales
6 Feb 2009 11:44PM
This is superb.Well captured.
wyatturp 14 2 England
7 Feb 2009 2:46PM
A bird in the hand----WELL DONE
lyntonB 13 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 4:06PM
Super shot, nice detail and composition.

fatherpie 12 18 12 England
8 Feb 2009 9:27PM

Quote:Ah but this Robin is handheld!

Someone had to say it Wink
IFIMAGE 12 143 Wales
8 Feb 2009 9:28PM
cracking shot!

JimV 13 6 3 Canada
12 Feb 2009 5:24AM
A wonderful capture Tom, I guess the poor wee blighter was so hungry he was willing to take the chance!
Rgds., Jim
Dotrob 14 Wales
13 Feb 2009 5:47PM
Lovely capture.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
3 Mar 2009 9:38PM
A delightful shot of this chirpy little chap, he certainly is bold as brass just like another Robin I know! lol

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