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Taken through the window, looking into the garden


Taken through the window, looking into the garden

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Sweet little guy! Good shot Ellie! nice bokeh in the background and good detail throughout on the bird and it was so nice that he posed for you smile
EJWilkins: Didn't stop still for very long, but was happy enough to come back for a second chance wink
Very well done Ellie!

Sharp and well exposed.

It just need a little more space on the left side.
EJWilkins: Good point, but no more space n the left, unless you want to see the upright of the bird table wink
  • The valleys of contentment
  • 26 Nov 2008, 05:07
So detailed and beautiful, the friendliest of birds who sit on your shovel as you dig the ground.

Delightful smile
EJWilkins: Whenever they sit on something pretty is when I don't have the camera handy. I yearn for the picture of a robin on an old fork or spade, must keep trying!
  • Frida
  • Sweden (swe)
  • 26 Nov 2008, 08:07
Well done it's so sharp with a lovely background.
EJWilkins: Thanks Frida
Yours must be eating better than ours! They are quite skinny in our gardentongue Lovely picture Ellie
EJWilkins: I think it was fluffed up because it was cold, yours must be warmer than ours! tongue
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2008, 09:14
Just in time for Christmas! He is lovely - your bird pictures are excellent Ellie.
EJWilkins: Glad you're enjoying them Ingrid, thanks
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 26 Nov 2008, 09:20
Gorgeous shot Ellie, he is so cute
EJWilkins: They are very cute, and quite friendly too
great portrait of this brave birdie
EJWilkins: Glad you like it Chantal
The is a beautifully shot of the robin in all his detailed feathered glory.
Another reminder of Christmas.
EJWilkins: No no no, not Christmas, I've only just recovered from Easter! wink
BTW, thanks for the Famous Grouse link. Wonderful, we had many giggles watching those adverts again.
EJWilkins: That's OK. smile I thoroughly enjoyed watching them too, gave me a good giggle too and was a nice distraction. I think they're very clever adverts.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands England
  • 26 Nov 2008, 10:57
Fantastic shot Ellie. I think you were having me on when I asked you to come and clean my windows!grin
Super detail of this little guysmile
EJWilkins: No, the windows are not clean - longer explanation with the next picture
Oh, Ellie, what a wonderful shot. The coloring is so different from the robins around here.
EJWilkins: What are your Robins like?
Another terrific shot Ellie! What camera/lens do you use?
EJWilkins: Thanks Andy.
I've got an Olympus E-400, was using the Zuiko 70-300mm lens, and a tripod.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Nov 2008, 13:05
delightful red robin
EJWilkins: They're guaranteed to have that "Aww" factor wink
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2008, 13:33
You're luckier than me, they always fly off by the time I have the camera - except the one that turned out to be a leaf on the lawn. Would like one of our woodpecker, but he is even more timid!
EJWilkins: Oh heck, your eyesight sounds as dire as mine! I've taken pictures of leaves too. A green woodpecker comes into our garden sometimes, but it's always too far away, and the grass is always too long to make a picture worth seeing. I'm sure you'll catch yours soon - digitally smile
This is better than ever, Ellie. You could sell these pictures.
EJWilkins: Who would pay money? I wouldn't know where to start selling them, although it would be nice.
Lovely picture Ellie, if only I could tempt the birds nearer to the back windows of our house.
EJWilkins: There's a tip or two coming up tomorrow Brian - you CAN do it!
  • martie
  • United States
  • 26 Nov 2008, 16:09
He is gorgeous! (And your windows are much cleaner than mine!)
EJWilkins: Oh no they aren't! Explanation tomorrow wink
Superb portrait of this little bird Ellie!
EJWilkins: Thanks Richard smile
I think you've made a friend for life here Ellie!
EJWilkins: Haven't seen this little chap close up for the last few days, wondering where it's vanished to. sad
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2008, 17:34
A wonderful close-up! Robin has been well equipped and has well eaten so that he can live on that during the hard wintertime. Beautiful his red feathers and his clever, dark Äuglein"/eye! You must like him!
EJWilkins: I do like these birds Philine, they are very friendly
What a sweet little robin.

Thanks for the email and info. I will definitely bear Olympus in mind when the time comes.
EJWilkins: Glad you like the picture.
I'll give you as much help as I can with choosing a camera, and I won't push you towards any particular brand either. smile
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 26 Nov 2008, 19:20
Magnificient shot. I like this bird. Nice capture, Ellie.
EJWilkins: PLeased you like it Fabrice
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Nov 2008, 20:16
Excellent detail, very much so. I am impressed (also with the clean window).
EJWilkins: No, the windows aren't clean! explanation tomorrow wink
A lovely clear shot with a non distractive back drop.
EJWilkins: Shallow focus leaves the background blurred - good trick wink
Wonderful shot. the detail in the feathers is amazing. It seems it's going to start flying out of the screen.
EJWilkins: It didn't hang around for long, you're right that it was ready to fly wink
Wow! Ellie! That pretty robin! In addition dof has played very well in the image!
Very nice, Ellie. Lovely natural look to this one. Great background too. You know I am enjoying this series, because you know how much I love my garden birds. (:o)
So cuuuute !
The shot is perfect with this background !

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