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Old Jan 7, 2009, 5:01 PM   #1
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One of my favourite feathered friends, I've not managed to be able to get close enough to get a shot of these little chaps.

They appear friendly but as soon as the lens is out, they disappear, until yesterday. Like a bus, you wait for ages, then two come along at once:








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Old Jan 7, 2009, 6:46 PM   #2
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A little bit different Robin compared to what we see in North America. I love the lighting!
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Old Jan 7, 2009, 11:02 PM   #3
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Definitely a different bird than ours - yours are so cute. I agree that the lighting is awesome.
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Old Jan 8, 2009, 8:44 PM   #4
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Yep, nothing like what I was expecting when I clicked on the thread. Nicely done Catbells, I like the very sharp first one best.

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Old Jan 8, 2009, 10:28 PM   #5
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My sentiments exactly. These aren't at all what I expected. Cute little bird.

Patty

p.s. My dog does the same thing. I swear, he sees the camera and runs in the other room. I've been trying to get him for the high-key/low-key challenge on the biweekly challenge here on Steve's all week.
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Very nice light although I agree with the others, not the same bird I am use to. And I thought your public transportation ran like clockwork, unlike ours which is never on time.

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Old Jan 9, 2009, 3:18 AM   #7
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ennacac wrote:
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And I thought your public transportation ran like clockwork, unlike ours which is never on time.

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I wish !, Tom.

Catbells, Excellent pics of the robin, I've been trying to catch shots of one in my garden, but he's much to elusive so far, I wont give up though. ... Jack
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Catbells, Excellent pics of the robin, I've been trying to catch shots of one in my garden, but he's much to elusive so far, I wont give up though. ... Jack
Impressive image

If I am correct, the Robin in Europe is a smaller and more diffcult to catch..



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danielchtong wrote:
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Catbells, Excellent pics of the robin, I've been trying to catch shots of one in my garden, but he's much to elusive so far, I wont give up though. ... Jack
Impressive image

If I am correct, the Robin in Europe is a smaller and more diffcult to catch..



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Daniel,

They're afeisty, small bird ... extremely territorial in both breeding and feeding areas. They move very fast, so they're difficult to shoot at least that's my experience, I have

heard of them becoming tame enough to feed from a persons hand. Here's a good link... Jack

http://www.garden-birds.co.uk/birds/robin.htm
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cute birds (i remember robins from when i used to live in England, and i still see them on Christmas cards over here) the robins here are again different to both European and North America, and i doubt they are even related

great lighting and beautiful detail - what lens was it?
next years Christmas card???

i gave up waiting for buses years ago
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