Our Elusive Robin Redbreast
For as many winters as I can remember, we have had a little robin redbreast bobbing around our woodpiles. It is probably not the same robin every year as a robin’s lifespan isn’t that long. But it is rather a brave robin nonetheless, considering we have a stealthy cat that happens to patrol the same woodpiles keeping rodents at bay. Every year I vow to capture little robin redbreast on camera, which, until now has proved futile.
Last winter, after receiving a big girl’s camera for Christmas, I felt confident, as it’s not a shy robin. In fact, it’s a rather cheeky little robin and will happily flit around, almost flirting with me, until I head inside for my camera, then, of course, it disappears.
I have tried being that one step ahead and taken my camera out with me to get that shot as it is a bird of habit. The main habit being doing a disappearing act as soon as it senses a camera. If I ever did get the chance of a photograph, my lens wasn’t quite good enough to get a good shot from a distance.
This Christmas I received a nice new lens, one that I am hoping will help me improve my photography. And so far I have been happy with the results.
This morning, on seeing little robin redbreast through the window, I picked up my camera. Turned it on. Quietly headed outside through the back door and got the shots I’ve so had my heart set on. Oh, the elation!
My Sunday Photo
A cheeky looking character don’t you think?
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