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31-JAN-2010

This is 'our' robin. At least I think it's 'our' robin as there have been a
few skirmishes around the bird feeder when an interloper has been
chased off.
'Our' robin is a cheeky little fella, not at all afraid of humans or dogs
so I knew it would be just a matter of time before I got a decent
shot of him. Frustratingly he was usually hopping around the
garden as if asking to have his picture taken when I didn't
have a camera with me. But today, after taking a few shots
though the kitchen window of the sparrows and tits at
the feeder I decided to go outside and chance my luck with
the robin. He let me walk up to within a few feet of him and
didn't mind me clicking away. As a reward, I put out some
left over potato bread for him and there's raw pastry from
today's pie for his treat tomorrow.

Nikon D90
1/320s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso640 full exif

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slhoornstra10-Feb-2010 04:44
A lovely capture, and he is indeed a sweet little bird!! V
Larry Peterson04-Feb-2010 21:09
Beautiful color and light, Mairead. Excellent capture. V
Giancarlo Guzzardi04-Feb-2010 08:09
great beautiful shot this one, well composed too
Available Light Images01-Feb-2010 23:45
I am jumping in to your "blog" a little late.. sorry... This is a super idea and so well presented.. You are super-talented. One thing about living in China is I miss the little European Robin, we do have some of our own, but they tend to skulk about in bamboo forest at 10,000 feet...
Nora van Beek01-Feb-2010 23:25
A great shot of this adorable little fellow! ~V~
Fay Stout01-Feb-2010 20:59
What a charming little fella! Beautifully captured! V.
bill friedlander01-Feb-2010 20:48
Great close up. What a cutie. V
Nicki Thurgar01-Feb-2010 20:02
How perfectly posed in the coconut shell! He deserves his treat!
jlm01-Feb-2010 19:09
Very cute
LynnH01-Feb-2010 15:34
I am so happy that he decided to pose for you! This is just lovely! V
Nick Maddox01-Feb-2010 14:02
Great shot.
Neal Nye01-Feb-2010 12:21
What a fantastic image. I love his bright little eye!
pkocinski01-Feb-2010 11:59
Just an awesome image - cute little guy :-)
Kevin Chester01-Feb-2010 10:17
The best fed robin in Ireland, know wonder his so brave. Cracking shot
Betty Vlasiu01-Feb-2010 09:48
Excellent composition and beautiful colours ,v
Patricia Kay01-Feb-2010 07:24
Fabulous image of this beautiful Robin Mairead....Bet hes ready and waiting for todays treat...BV
January Grey01-Feb-2010 06:07
An adorable little Robin! Nicely captured, Mairead. V~
Carol Breton01-Feb-2010 04:19
Such a wonderful capture Mairead. Love the pose, the setting and the beautiful Robin's colors. ~
larose forest photos01-Feb-2010 04:08
This photo made my day!! I can't tell you how much I love photos of robins, (what we call the English robin over here). They remind me of younger days growing up in the UK. This is a superb capture!!! Couldn't be better. VVV
Sheila01-Feb-2010 03:17
What a great close up! Nothing cuter than an English (or Irish!) robin.
lou_rozensteins01-Feb-2010 01:09
A wonderful close-up! Nice details.
Valene31-Jan-2010 21:31
Wonderful capture, Mairead. Our robins go away in the winter. V
McGarva31-Jan-2010 21:24
Superb clarity in the image! ... yes the sign more snow is on its way
Peter Sussex31-Jan-2010 21:03
He really looks so cute!
John Reynolds31-Jan-2010 20:39
Great portrait!
John
tinkerb31-Jan-2010 20:36
That is lovely - great shot you can even see the feather detail.
Máire Uí Mhaicín31-Jan-2010 20:32
That is one very sweet robin shot! Your patience has been repaid, and I'm glad he's getting a reward too.-v-
Blandine Mangin31-Jan-2010 20:13
wonderful ! v
Colin Storey31-Jan-2010 20:11
Wonderful capture of this freindly ly=ttle robin, we have one in our garden but he has not been as keen as this to get on PBase yet. v
heather31-Jan-2010 19:58
Wonderful capture Mairead! V
Johnny JAG31-Jan-2010 19:48
Beautiful detail, it's lovely to have your own Robin.
Keith O'Brien31-Jan-2010 19:20
That's a great close-up of the cheeky little fella'. V
Stephanie31-Jan-2010 19:15
This is one of the sweetest bird images that I've ever seen! "Your" robin has brought a huge smile to my face! BV!!!
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