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    I came across another ridiculously co-operative Robin at Strumpshaw Fen yesterday. It sat there adopting various poses and allowed me to get extremely close. I wish the other birds had been as helpful.













    Ron

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    When in the right mood, Robins are sometimes surprisingly curious and cooperative, aren't they?

    The third one is my favourite.

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    • #3
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      Real posers Robins and all the better for that, You have good colour and detail in all but its #2 for me

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      • #4
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        My parents have one so tame it waits on the patio to be fed and they have to be careful not to step on it.
        It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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          I lurve No. 2 and its "quiff" of feathers
          but what a truly FAB set
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          • #6
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            They get to be very trusting when they get used to you. No.2 for me too.
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            • #7
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              What a poser, will No. 3 be next year's Christmas card?
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              • #8
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                Great pictures. Could it be that it does not feel intimidated by such a small camera.
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                • #9
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                  Lovely series of a great little bird.
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                  • #10
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                    Many thanks for all the kind comments. I was pleasantly surprised by the bokeh in the first three shots. I would have expected it from my 60mm f2.8 but not from the f6.7 maximum aperture of the 75-300.

                    Ron

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                    • #11
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                      Cracking images - I too like the 'bad hair day' in number 2.
                      Steve

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                      • #12
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                        Good shots, well done. If you're ever in West Wales go to Bosherton Lakes, the birds will take food from your hands. I've not yet had a good enough shot whilst holding the camera in one hand but I keep trying

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                        • #13
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                          Brilliant set, excellent detail

                          Thanks for sharing.

                          Tom
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                          • #14
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                            Robins make such good companions, I have been clearing wind damage in the garden and had a Robin near all the time, his singing made it a very pleasant experience

                            Sublime detail in all of these, most enjoyable to end the year.
                            The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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