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Well Insulated!

By teocali
Terrible light and overcast sky all day today, so had to choose between the archives or another Robin taken this morning! We were wondering why the little birds kept on pecking at their feet and didn't realise that this was to remove the icicles forming on their claws, evident from the picture. Just loved this little chap's expression of pure disgust at the weather conditions.
Settings: F/4 1/1250sec ISO800 +0.33EV AV@500mm tripod

Thank you all for your support of my last Robin upload - really appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Wildlife Snow Robin Close-up Garden Bird Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Erithacus Rubecula Humour and fun Insulated

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Suehh 10 39 6 England
2 Dec 2010 8:43PM
A wonderful capture - the feather detail is pin sharp and the toning lovely. Poor little things - this weather must be awful for them.


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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 8:48PM
He is looking completley fed up, and do you blame him? great capture and you have to also see a funny side to this one Sylvia with the snowed up face too, great capture
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 8:51PM
A fluffy little fellow - well-captured, Sylvia.
VidB 9 11 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 8:57PM
Looks like he's been rummageing in the snow and come up for a warm, well that ice on his claws ?
2 Dec 2010 8:58PM
Great Image

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 9:00PM
interesting write up about the frozen claws and the birds pecking them I guess that makes sense never gave it a thought before, good shot Sylvia
moiral 7 12 Scotland
2 Dec 2010 9:06PM
It's poor little feet. Lovely capture. Moira
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 9:28PM
This looks like a well fed bird. I like the bits of snow on the feet...Very nice photo.
2 Dec 2010 9:37PM
Just like mine Sylvia !! Fluffed up and holding in the heat Smile
Devon_Wild 7 8 1 England
2 Dec 2010 10:17PM
Great shot.
2 Dec 2010 10:22PM
Great robin excellent shot.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
2 Dec 2010 10:45PM
Superbly captured Sylvia. A really lovely exposure. he is making sure that the cold weather is kept at bay!!!
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
2 Dec 2010 10:50PM that ice on his claws ?

Hi Dave - yes it is ice - two great lumps of it. Must weigh heavy relative to his weight! I noticed that a lot of the little birds had a similar problem today.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
3 Dec 2010 5:03AM
What a superb image, Sylvia, poor little fella, having to walk around with two ice balls on his feet! Very well captured. Carol
3 Dec 2010 8:45AM
Another lovely robin image Sylvia, bless him, it is such a hard time for all the birds, let us hope the cold spell does not go on much longer, very well observed, super colour and detail, I hope he got rid of that ice on his little feet.
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
3 Dec 2010 9:04AM
Great capture Sylvia and well documented image showing the problems these birds have this time of year. Glad we dont have to eat half our body weight every day.
3 Dec 2010 2:11PM
Hi Sylvia this is a great shot, poor little fella, know how he feels.gray
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2010 7:23PM
what an adorable image, I love this - what a capture, you could sell this ....

4 Dec 2010 7:56PM
Excellent capture great image.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 7:32PM
Awwwwwww. Poor little guy!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
20 Dec 2010 8:06PM
A super shot of this grumpy looking robin, he looks as cheesed off with the weather as many of us on here are

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