Robin Fledgeling (and a Dunnock)

This morning 6th June I was attending to the essential work of removing some Ivy around the base of a 20ft Christmas tree which is in my front garden. As luck would have it my camera was handy fitted with a 150-500mm zoom lens as I had laid it on the lawn along with some other gear which had to be taken into the house when I had completed gardening.

A Fledgeling Robin suddenly hopped into view and I was able to grab my camera without frightening it. I don’t think it was scared in the least as it hopped around with gay abandon for the next 15 minutes. He posed in almost every possible position and I slipped my camera into 7 frames per second mode and took almost 400 photos of him.

It has just taken me 2 hours to whittle them down to about 100, the remainder of them being consigned to the recycle bin which is a shame because almost without exception I was proud of 90% of them but space is at a premium.

I thought I would share 16 of them with you and also 2 of and unsuspecting Dunnock who hopped by

John

Comments

6 Jun, 2011
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mike said:

These are great John - I hope that you paid the little fellow for his time and effort.

6 Jun, 2011
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aster said:

They are beautiful little birds and never miss an opportunity to grab a free meal. It's good to to see it fending for itself :)
Wonderful photo's John,take care with that camera !

6 Jun, 2011
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johnponting said:

John this is a wonderful way of presenting such a fine series of images. You have a really good array of poses and expressions.

Very well done.

6 Jun, 2011
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littlewren said:

FANTASTIC.....beautiful photos

12 Jun, 2011
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lily said:

What a fabulous set of photos and what a beautiful pair of little posers you had too. Every photo is wonderful, thanks for showing us all of them. :o)

13 Jun, 2011
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jane said:

Terrific set of photos John..really enjoyed them.Thank you for sharing...

13 Jun, 2011
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johnhwright said:

Thank you everyone for the positive remarks you have made. It makes it so worth while. I am going on holiday to Brittany for three weeks starting Thursday so stand by to be innundated when I come back.

Thanks again

John

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