E.J.Wilkins

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Pass the message on ...

Possibly one of the two birds from the earlier pictures.

I think it looks as if the blue tit is passing on a secret message to the robin, which is listening intently while making sure nobody is watching

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A week or so of bird images.
The first time I've had a 'theme' but I've quite a few pictures I'd like to share and see what you think, and what might be done to improve them 'for next time'.

This picture was taken through a window, using a Dimage Z5.

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Pass the message on ...

Possibly one of the two birds from the earlier pictures.

I think it looks as if the blue tit is passing on a secret message to the robin, which is listening intently while making sure nobody is watching

.....

A week or so of bird images.
The first time I've had a 'theme' but I've quite a few pictures I'd like to share and see what you think, and what might be done to improve them 'for next time'.

This picture was taken through a window, using a Dimage Z5.

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comments (23)

I like plus that the previous one. The set is to me more pleasant! Bravo.
EJWilkins: Thank you Jose smile
  • dotun
  • 7 Mar 2007, 01:06
I like this one too!
EJWilkins: Glad you do Dotun smile
Another very nice shot, Ellie! However, that robin looks mischievous to me. I am sure he played some kind of prank on the blue tit and is waiting out of striking distance for it to catch on. Or maybe I am thinking about my misspent childhood... smile
EJWilkins: grin Yep, I'll go with that idea, Robins can be quite mischievous.
This will be an enjoyable theme, I think. What great detail you are able to get.
EJWilkins: Thanks Karen, luck plays a large part and, of course, you won't get to see the pictures I threw away. wink
I like your "secret" interpretation. I would have liked to see both birds faces but hey, with a whole week of birds photos coming, there'll be plenty of opportunities for faces! wink
EJWilkins: That would have been a bonus Samira, but I reckon I was quite very lucky to get two species of bird at the feeder at the same time wink
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 7 Mar 2007, 06:45
This series is sooooo...delicious, Ellie! The little suet contraption is new to me. I keep staring at it, trying to figure it out. If we have something like it in the States, I haven't seen it. Anyway, this composition and your interpretation is adorable. I like your theme. (This is when my daughter would say something like "You should do it more often!") smile
EJWilkins: Hi Ginnie, if you check ebay and look for suet bird feeder you'll see what it is. The bit of wire is to stop the sting swinging when the birds land on it, recently changed it to a bit of green wire so it's more photogenic. :o
Glad you like the picture, it's all pure chance and having the camera turned on at the right moment.
they look so cute, I like this series Ellie !!! the orange's one seems older and wiser smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Dafredo, glad you like them. smile
Oh what a lovely sequence you have here. You must have an agreeable aura because when I try this, these little creatures sense me 50 feet away, motionless in a bush for hours, and stay well away until I give up and return indoors, stiff and cold.

I don't know if you had control over this, but the shallow depth of field is absolutly right here. There's just enough detail to place the birds while making them stand out sharply.
EJWilkins: I suppose they feel a bit safer if I'm behind a layer of glass wink But, you don't get to see the pictures I throw away.
No, I didn't have control over the camera settings, so the apparently shallow depth of field is pure luck. That said, there's quite a gap between the bird table and plants in the background, twenty or thirty feet perhaps, which probably helps a bit.
  • Raymond
  • Australia by way of New Zealand
  • 7 Mar 2007, 09:27
A nice scene you have constructed here, Ellie, very eye pleasing!

Raymond grin
EJWilkins: Pure luck Raymond, I put the feeder there and then waited for the birds to find it, then tried to take some pictures. This one was pure luck, never seen two species of bird together before, or since.
Blue tit = BlÄmes
Robin = Rödhake
Just the swedish translation smile
Nice capture
EJWilkins: Thank you Magnus, only trouble is I don't know how to pronounce those words. Isn't that an embarrassing admission?
Hi Ellie, wonderful birds shown here !! It's so beautiful.
good timing for photos lioke this
I think he's saying, " Smile pretty for Ellie. We may become famous."
EJWilkins: Careful now Mary, you'll give them ideas, they'll want paying next! tongue
  • Louis
  • 7 Mar 2007, 12:51
Calling red robin, calling red robin - is that human with the secret weapon still pointing at us?

Great pic Ellie.
EJWilkins: grin Now why didn't I think of that for a commentary? Much, much better that what I'd written. Thanks Louis. smile
  • Regis
  • 7 Mar 2007, 12:51
Beautiful capture !
The Robins going " ok, I know he's around here some where " and the Blue tit is saying " uuummmmm thanks Red ! ". Keep it going Ellie can't wait for the rest.
EJWilkins: Can't guarantee you'll like them all Johnny, but there are quite a few more to come. smile
This is good, and it calmes me down - it's like the birds through your pic brings peace to my mind. Great DOF
  • paul
  • 7 Mar 2007, 19:28
Nice one Ellie - I like the way you have caught two different species at once
EJWilkins: Pure luck Paul, a second later and the robin had gone. I only just managed to get the camera out in time. smile
Fantastic Ellie... Really beautifull
  • Deb
  • 7 Mar 2007, 19:55
Ellie, I'm looking forward to the bird pictures you've got to share. That's something I've always wanted to try myself but I don't have a telephoto lens. Yet. lol!
This one is very nice...the robin is so pretty smile
EJWilkins: Hi Deb, the camera doesn't have a 'proper' telephoto lens, it's what I think is referred to as a medium format camera. I was indoors, about 15 - 20 feet away from the feeder.
If you've got space, a bird table or a feeder close to the house will bring the birds into range, and all you've got to do is sit patiently for an hour or so while you have a sandwich and a cup of coffee wink
Think I agree with Martin, that robin does look rather mischievous. Lovely pic.
Nice capture. But I think you could have waited for the blue tits to get its face out in the clear. Right now it is sort of a distraction in the photo
It's really too much !
Very nice and sweet picture Ellie !

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