Ragged Robin


Link Posted 28/06/2022 - 20:46
Mrs L grows lots of plants in pots on the patio. They include wild flowers (definitely not taken from the wild, of course). One of the wild flowers that she has grown for the first time this year - and very successfully, too - is ragged robin. Mrs L also has a small water feature, complete with small fountain, on the patio. The local small birds, up to and including blackbirds, make regular use of this as a bird bath, completely ignoring the real bird bath that is half way down the garden. Among the birds that bathe in the fountain is a family of robins.

So here are some photos of ragged robins. Enjoy!

The bird was taken through double-glazing, but not too bad in spite of it.

Thought, comments welcome as usual.

1. Ragged robin

2. Wet and ragged robin

3. Ragged ragged robin



Link Posted 28/06/2022 - 21:17
Lovely, made me smile, thanks.



Link Posted 28/06/2022 - 23:15
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 29/06/2022 - 14:51
I know I shouldn't have, but No. 2 caught me out and I just burst out laughing. Great catch, plus great photos, Steve.
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Link Posted 29/06/2022 - 15:01
Excellent, well shot and captioned


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Link Posted 29/06/2022 - 19:32
That 2nd shot - "Don't look at me"

Lovely, and the flowers are really nice images also
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Link Posted 29/06/2022 - 22:49
The robin looks a sorry sight.....but quite cute!



Link Posted 01/07/2022 - 12:03
Thanks for looking, folks. I'm pleased it produced a smile or even a laugh, an emotional response was what I was hoping for. IMHO there is so much more to what photography is all about than pixels, sharpness and other such technicalities. And if a few pictures can bring even fleeting pleasure when so much of what are seeing and hearing at the moment is pretty miserable, then let's have more of them!

Incidentally, a green shield bug dropped in to say hello while I was typing this post. It would have been rude not to introduce it to you all, so here it is .



Link Posted 01/07/2022 - 14:31
You were insect photo bombed!
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