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20050928 0020 Robin SERIES.jpg
26-SEP-2005 Hank v/d Velde

20050928 0020 Robin SERIES.jpg


Four images taken in sequence and previously posted individually in 2006 when I joined Pbase. The images were taken in 2005 not long after I got my first DSLR, the Nikon D70. I've reworked the images a bit with Nikon's NX2 which I only recently installed. It was these images that prompted me to more closely observe and to include "Behaviour" sequences in my postings.

These images where taken next to the Bow River, at a location where there were five or six Mountain Ash trees, all full of berries, yet I found about a dozen Robins gorging themselves on the berries of only one of the trees whilst there were no Robins in any of the other trees. Perhaps the berries of this one tree were just ripe for picking/eating?

Top Image: One of the Robins appears to be contemplating which berry to eat next from a bunch with six remaining berries.

The Robin decides on the berry above the row of three.

"Now which one?"

Just three left on the tree.

Note: The Robin in the end ate all six berries that remained when I first arrived. It then went on to start on an other bunch.

Nikon D70 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/1000s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
slhoornstra21-Jan-2010 00:32
Really stunning!! V
Monique Trempe12-Jan-2010 21:47
Great series, very good capture. BV
Liz Bickel05-Jan-2010 20:30
This proves that you have long been the master of incredible wildlife series. Each image is a delight on its own, but together they are fantastic.
Monique LaguŽ06-Dec-2009 03:23
magical time.
Superb details and colors.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)05-Dec-2009 08:02
Another great gallery Hank. Looking forward for more. Vote
Sofia Solomennikova04-Dec-2009 20:37
A great series Hank! V
Norman Richard04-Dec-2009 03:11
I thought they only ate worms! Nice captures.
Len04-Dec-2009 03:05
Another excellent group !!!
XiaoBernard9903-Dec-2009 06:43
Your captures andcomments are very interesting.Rarely we can understand all the story of a photography.Great HANK. VV
Jean D03-Dec-2009 04:09
Lovely series of terrific images and well captioned, Hank!
January Grey03-Dec-2009 00:15
A wonderful study, Hank! Excellent clarity, light & color! Such a pretty Robin. V~
Dominic Cantin02-Dec-2009 21:57
Excellent series Hank ! Congrats !

Dom :)
Lieve Snellings02-Dec-2009 21:19
amazing, and so beautiful, great series Hank ! v
Jay Levin02-Dec-2009 21:05
Beautiful series, Hank. The images are sharp and colorful. Vote
Colin Storey02-Dec-2009 20:04
Absolutely fantastic images, all of them.
Char02-Dec-2009 16:35
Fantastic sharp, clear captures of these wonderful scenes Hank! \/
Betty Vlasiu02-Dec-2009 13:13
Great series, sharp with gorgeous color and detail ,v
Dennis02-Dec-2009 12:43
Great light and captures in this series Hank...well done.
Cheers !
Giancarlo Guzzardi02-Dec-2009 08:06
great beautiful series, colored and great detail
lou_rozensteins02-Dec-2009 06:46
Another beautiful series. Very well done.
Bryan Murahashi02-Dec-2009 05:48
Wonderful captures. Great shots with this combination. V
larose forest photos02-Dec-2009 04:08
A very interesting and beautiful sequence. Well done! VV
jean-yves chamberland02-Dec-2009 02:43
superb series Hank! the last one is my favorite.
Michel Jasmin02-Dec-2009 02:31
Great series Hank
Larry Peterson02-Dec-2009 02:09
Awesome series, Hank. Beautiful detail and color. This robin is going to be berry full. V
Larry Umthun02-Dec-2009 02:04
A very nice series of Robin shots Hank.
Ted Busby02-Dec-2009 01:34
Hidden Treasures...Great series Hank! -Voted-
Peter Stahl02-Dec-2009 01:02
Excellent series Hank! ~
Tom Munson02-Dec-2009 00:51
Beautiful series, Hank! Well done!
Jim Coffman02-Dec-2009 00:51
A great series,Hank! Very sharp.
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