E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image At the Allotment - January

At the Allotment - January


Robin in Asparagus

This little chap was singing very quietly, and had clearly attracted the heart of another. I watched them for some time to be sure - they didn't fight as can so often happen if one strays into another's territory in the winter. They were both singing gently, almost mirroring each others' tunes.

They were, unfortunately, a little camera shy so this was the best picture I could manage. So you'll have to take my word for it.

I've noticed at home this week that our local robin has also found itself a mate. I don't know if this i early or if it's usual for them to pair up as soon as the days start to lengthen.

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This series of pictures was taken at local Allotments. This is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful to the tenants for letting me wander around with my camera.

Picture taken 16th January 2009
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The series can be seen by taking the last number from the url and hitting return.

For example -> http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/At_the_Allotment_-_January_/1/ is the first picture.

The whole series will be seen here -> http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/At_the_Allotment_-_January_/
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At the Allotment - January


Robin in Asparagus

This little chap was singing very quietly, and had clearly attracted the heart of another. I watched them for some time to be sure - they didn't fight as can so often happen if one strays into another's territory in the winter. They were both singing gently, almost mirroring each others' tunes.

They were, unfortunately, a little camera shy so this was the best picture I could manage. So you'll have to take my word for it.

I've noticed at home this week that our local robin has also found itself a mate. I don't know if this i early or if it's usual for them to pair up as soon as the days start to lengthen.

.....

This series of pictures was taken at local Allotments. This is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful to the tenants for letting me wander around with my camera.

Picture taken 16th January 2009
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The series can be seen by taking the last number from the url and hitting return.

For example -> http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/At_the_Allotment_-_January_/1/ is the first picture.

The whole series will be seen here -> http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/At_the_Allotment_-_January_/
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comments (11)

  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 24 Jan 2009, 06:11
Cute dash of colour righ tin the middle of the image - nice!
EJWilkins: And sort of "real" too. I'd normally be bothered about not getting in close to the bird, but I think it works better like this as part of the series
Love the way the robin is framed by the branches
EJWilkins: Pure chance
Beautifully captured Ellie. I like the framing!
EJWilkins: thanks, glad you do
Hard to imagine the garden without a robin! There have been two in our garden, and as they are very territorial, I'm guessing they are a pair like your two.
EJWilkins: Absolutely, they're essential to a garden
That's a wonderful shot !!!
A likey !!
EJWilkins: Gosh, thanks Zeb
I like this as much as if it had been a close up Ellie, it shows the Robin in its environment very well.
EJWilkins: I'd have been disappointed normally, because I prefer to get closer to birds, but for this series I think this picture is much better - and it shows something of the size of the bird too
Wonderful shot, Ellie. The robin is beautifully framed.
EJWilkins: The framing was chance wink
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 24 Jan 2009, 17:31
The Robin is beautifully framed and so cute. Well captured!
EJWilkins: Pure luck Frida, glad you like it
Very nice Ellie. Robins are the most conspicuous of birds. And as for finding a mate: I suppose it is about time. I think their hormones begin to react by the lengthening days rather than temperature
EJWilkins: I wondered that about day length, because it certainly isn't warming up very much, and I think there are colder days to come.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2009, 18:22
This is delightful Ellie - the gardener's friend. The flash of red really brightens up the image and contrasts well with the green wire.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: It sort of looks right doesn't it?
Lovely shot with beautiful bokeh,Ellie. Gives me hope for spring!
EJWilkins: Yes, Spring isn't far away

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