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First Robin of 2013

By teocali
A fleeting moment of sunshine yesterday tempted me out for just long enough to get a handful of rather pedestrian shots. I quite liked the background in this one, consisting of hornbeam hedge and conifers, with the light adding some reasonable colour. The Robin(Erithacus rubecula) is perching on a dead ice plant head (Sedum spectabile). I always leave the dead heads in the garden over the winter as the birds love to search for bugs sheltering in them.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload and a special THANK YOU to David(Johnjo58) for his User Award - very much appreciated and valued Smile

Tags: Sunshine Wild Robin Garden Bird Ice plant Erithacus rubecula Conifers Hornbeam Wildlife and nature Sedum spectabile

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debu 6 India
12 Jan 2013 11:24AM
Lovely detailed image.

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Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
12 Jan 2013 11:25AM
Wonderful color and background. I certainly wouldn't call this a pedestrian shot!
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
12 Jan 2013 11:25AM
They are such a great bird to photograph, great light. Well done Sylvia.

TilG88 8 1 England
12 Jan 2013 11:31AM
Great shot Smile
Dinky65 3 1 United States
12 Jan 2013 11:55AM
Wonderful picture.Smile
12 Jan 2013 12:18PM
Beautiful light and detail. Well captured.
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
12 Jan 2013 12:28PM
Superb, Sylvia. Just look at the life in his eye.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
12 Jan 2013 12:31PM
A superb detailed capture and wonderful colour.......Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 12:36PM
Superb shot of robin, Sylvia: excellent detail and colours.
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
12 Jan 2013 12:40PM
Lovely to see, Sylvia, and a very complementary background. Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 1:53PM
Super dof, well captured Sylvia.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 2:40PM
Wonderful bright colours Sylvia

The new incumbent Robin at the woods, is still a tad on the shy sideSad

Guess his parents have passed on

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
12 Jan 2013 2:50PM
Beautifully detailed plumage Sylvia. Lovely shot of this bright eyed garden favourite.
nice detailed capture
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 3:42PM
Excellent Sylvia. With the light as it is we have to take what we can get, when we can get it.

JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 9:15PM
Super shot & lovely BG
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 9:38PM
Wonderful colours in the background - I thought it was going to be your Acer but I can see a different colour here.
Splendid detail in this robin Sylvia SmileSmile
13 Jan 2013 4:26PM
Oh, such a bonnie wee Robin, brilliant light and detail all over,
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
14 Jan 2013 10:43PM
A delightful capture Sylvia, you've caught this handsome little chap in some wonderful warm light which has really brought out those colours
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
14 Jan 2013 10:44PM

Quote:Wonderful bright colours Sylvia

The new incumbent Robin at the woods, is still a tad on the shy sideSad

Guess his parents have passed on


He could be a visting robin from Scandinavia or elsewhere in Northern Europe, or maybe he's just scared of you and your long lens!Wink

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