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Old Apr 25, 2005, 1:39 AM   #1
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I found myself in a very picturesque little pond area with deadfall and one dead upright tree that chickadees were entering via an old woodpecker hole and hammering away to get woodchips for nests. I was working on a flight series of these chickadees when a robin happened by to check out the scene. I thought it was picturesque so here's my Robin's Pond Visit:












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Old Apr 25, 2005, 4:17 AM   #2
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Cool shots of a robin in a spot one would not normally see them. The first shot
is nice because it is picturesque, but my favorites are 3 and 5. The pose on
3 is cool and perching on what almost cound be considered a diving board
adds nicely to it. I like 5 just because he's grabbing a tasty morsel, for a
robin anyway.
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Cool shots of a robin in a spot one would not normally see them. The first shot
is nice because it is picturesque, but my favorites are 3 and 5. The pose on
3 is cool and perching on what almost cound be considered a diving board
adds nicely to it. I like 5 just because he's grabbing a tasty morsel, for a
robin anyway.
Thanks wm, that is probably the reason it was attractive to me too, the fact that this bird should not really be here. It was quite a unique impression the first time I saw him/her bouncing out on that log only a few yards away, checking me out, moving a bit closer, etc.The birdprobably spotted that worm from afar and decided to take the leap of faith that I wasn't going to pounce on him/her.
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Very nice shots of the Robin in a unique setting Norm. You can always tell the Robin because of the way he/her stands up can't you. Kind of like a Pinquin. I think they are all gone from around here as I haven't seen one lately. To me they were one of the most easiest birds to photograph as long as you don't mind them at ground level because they don't stay in a tree very long. Seems as if the Brown Thrasher has taken their place around here as I am seeing more of them around now. Again, nice work, especially because of the settings. Gotta get back to work.

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All excellent shots, Norm. My personal favorites are 1 and 4.
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Very nice shots of the Robin in a unique setting Norm. You can always tell the Robin because of the way he/her stands up can't you. Kind of like a Pinquin. I think they are all gone from around here as I haven't seen one lately. To me they were one of the most easiest birds to photograph as long as you don't mind them at ground level because they don't stay in a tree very long. Seems as if the Brown Thrasher has taken their place around here as I am seeing more of them around now. Again, nice work, especially because of the settings. Gotta get back to work.

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Thanks Houston, and I agree with you on the general habitat of the robin not being in trees. This one seemed quite out of it's element to me and that's what was attractive.
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All excellent shots, Norm. My personal favorites are 1 and 4.
Thanks mullen, glad you had a look at old Robin.
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