Robin red breast in the snow

ricseet

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
Apr 20, 2010
Messages
1,092
Location
Singapore
Hi jhob
Super capture - lovely colors details and gorgeous colorful bokeh on the first one.

cheers

ric

Met up with this little fella on my lunch hour today. He was having a territorial dispute with another Robin:

GF1 + Vivitar 70-210 f3.5

C&C welcome - I'm new to photographing birds[/QUOTE]
 

jhob

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Feb 11, 2010
Messages
234
Location
Peak District, Derbyshire
There's something exceptionally appealing about your robins over there. The third one is my favorite. He's utterly charming!
They are really characterful little souls, very inquisitive. They're probably the least skittish small bird over here as well so you can get a bit closer to them.

The friendliest robins I have ever met were the New Zealand Robins, they would come right up to you, literally less than a metre away!
 

grebeman

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
Mar 13, 2010
Messages
1,202
Location
South Brent, south Devon (UK)
Real Name
Barrie
Get some mealworms and they're likely to feed out of your hand once they get the taste for them (nothing to say it's not a she of course). BTW number 3 is good for a Christmas card, perfectly positioned with plenty of room on the left hand side for the banner.

Barrie
 

jhob

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Feb 11, 2010
Messages
234
Location
Peak District, Derbyshire
I nailed the focus best on the first one, second is a little soft and third is pretty sharp too.

I made the assumption that it was a he because of the territorial dispute, a behaviour I associate more with males!
 

grebeman

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
Mar 13, 2010
Messages
1,202
Location
South Brent, south Devon (UK)
Real Name
Barrie
Both sexes set up a winter feeding territory and so have to defend it in order to survive the winter, either sex can be as aggressive as the other at this time of the year, and the female even has a rudimentary form of song to aid in the defence of that territory.

Barrie
 

jhob

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Feb 11, 2010
Messages
234
Location
Peak District, Derbyshire
Both sexes set up a winter feeding territory and so have to defend it in order to survive the winter, either sex can be as aggressive as the other at this time of the year, and the female even has a rudimentary form of song to aid in the defence of that territory.

Barrie
I never realised that before. Thanks for letting me know!
 

pdh

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
May 6, 2010
Messages
598
#4 is just splendid.
super-sharp frame-fillers are what so many seem to aim at with bird shots (me included, but I need better technique and better fieldcraft) but that one has a quality all it's own ...
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Mu-43 is a fan site and not associated with Olympus, Panasonic, or other manufacturers mentioned on this site.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2009-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom