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By Janey

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A quiet afternoon, I’d cleared dead leaves from the benches of the greenhouse, checked the Fuchsias and French Lavenders, and thought I would clear up some of the debris in the borders, and fork over the soil, alone, or so I thought.

A flurry of wings and a flash of red and brown, and there he was just inches away, waiting to grub around in the dug over soil, bright eyes and tail flicking. Even on a dull, misty January afternoon, there is a joy there to lift your heart….:o)

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Lovely series of beautiful photos Janey .. looks so close to you waiting for you to clear a space worth investigating.

Yes they truly do lift the spirits always a joy to see ,thanks for posting these.

Erm I havent see this as should be decorating .. so not a word eh ..

20 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful pics Janey,what a lovely little chap.my favourite winter bird.You have capture him so well.Thanks for cheering me up today.:o))

20 Jan, 2010

 

naughty boy,BB..still,you have to have a tea break don't you? workers rights and all that...:o))

20 Jan, 2010

 

Terrific set of photos, Janey. So glad you had 'help' while you were gardening :)
Rainy, dismal day here so your blog cheered me too - thank you.

20 Jan, 2010

 

Brillint photos and blog, mouth zipped BB......

20 Jan, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Those are brilliant photos Janey. I can't figure out how on earth you took them, and how your friend Robin didn't take off after the first click/flash. You must have been so very quiet and still. Wonderful.

20 Jan, 2010

 

Wonderful photos, Janey :o)

20 Jan, 2010

 

Blimey Janey, magical photo's, you must have a fantastic camera , such perfect close ups. Love 'em ,cheered me no end, thanks !

20 Jan, 2010

 

Pleased you liked him...thanks for all the lovely comments...:o)

BB, that must be you then Ray...Lol Not a word...quick, pick up the paintbrush before Jane comes home...Lol!

He's really friendly......and waited while I got my camera...did zoom in, though he was only a few feet away...then he sat in the Tamarix tree while I was busy under it.:o)

20 Jan, 2010

 

You've either got a very tame Robin or a 300mm zoom. they really are fantastic pics. Your eagerness to get started puts me to shame as I haven't set foot in the garden yet.

20 Jan, 2010

 

great photos!

20 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely pics, I always have a Robin sitting and watching when I garden.

20 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely pictures Janey, mine won't stay still long enough, and he's been too busy today getting all territorial and fighting with every other robin that dare set foot in his garden,lol.

20 Jan, 2010

 

Thankd Hw,and Drc.......Lol Simbad....mine is the sole owner, so he seems to be chilled out...:o)
Heron, he is getting tamer, I tend to be near him but not looking at him, only for the pics.....not sure about the mm, but it does 18X, there's a lot of stuff on it I haven't tried but I like the intelligent auto best, there's a burst mode to try yet, great for a selection of pics and then choosing the best...........

20 Jan, 2010

 

what would we do without our gardeners best friend..super pics Janey xx

20 Jan, 2010

 

Aw..ta...Deida!

20 Jan, 2010

 

Well photographed Janey,shame he has an ulterior motive but we can forgive him that :)) Can't wait for lighter evenings so I can have a good look around-weekends seem so far off !

20 Jan, 2010

 

I love robins Janey, they always seem to stand out next to the other birds. They seem more confident somehow. Smashing photos. :o)

Sandra x

20 Jan, 2010

amy
Amy
 

They really are a brilliant set of photos Janey , did he manage to find any nice fat worms as a reward for posing so nicely ?

20 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful pics.

20 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Janey..Jane here.So thats what he has been doing all day...looking at your lovely robin photos..Any excuse ! Lol

20 Jan, 2010

 

Ha..ha....Jane...ah but is the decorating finished?...Lol!

Me too Aster...feel like I'm champing at the bit, do you?

Yes they do Labdancer, they're so bold and seem to like us...:o)

Aw..thanks Amy....yes I threw him a couple, which he looked as they were covered in soil,,,,felt like I should have gone inside and rinsed them under the tap..Lol!
Thanks Wagger...:o)

20 Jan, 2010

 

Lol..you must be joking Janey...football on tonight too..so no chance ! he will crack on tomorrow..or so he says ! Lol

20 Jan, 2010

 

Yep, I can hear the footy on Jane...YAWN......no, now it's Kirsty and Phil,...no now it's footy....now K&P.......where can I hide that remote???....Lol!

20 Jan, 2010

 

lovely robin lovey photos. :o)

20 Jan, 2010

 

What a lovely robin he is one of my favourite birds.

21 Jan, 2010

 

Janey, 18X zoom, wow! What camera is it? Mine is a Nikon D90 with only 12X zoom., I'll have to bribe my Robin with worms to get a pic like yours.

21 Jan, 2010

 

Beatiful pics..........its so lovely when the birds follow you round the garden.....my robin is still shy...

21 Jan, 2010

 

That's one good thing about winter, the birds need us...:o) (I talk to him Holly....you'll have to try it.....:o))
I'm really pleased with it Heron, a Panasonic FZ28 Lumix......with Leica lens...still learning how to use it though...:o)

21 Jan, 2010

 

He flies away when i go outside....... : O ))

21 Jan, 2010

 

:o( X

21 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely photo`s Janey, I `m thrilled when my little mate joins me......

21 Jan, 2010

 

Brilliant photos Janey, well done, so envious.......

22 Jan, 2010

 

Great photos of your freind he is a beauty.So enjoyed your blog Janey.

22 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely photos of the Robin .

24 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks for all the kind comments......:o)

24 Jan, 2010

 

Janey my friend is a keen and experienced photographer and says that the best cameras are the larger DSLR's (if you know how to use it) I had to laugh as his wife's just bought a Panasonic FZ28 like yours. Are you going to take photography more seriously? It's interesting and ties in with computers nicely.

26 Jan, 2010

 

I love it Heron, but am finding my way slowly.....a course would be great and would teach me how to use it fully I bet......ha..ha....I bet his wife will love her new camera...they be able to compare pics...:o) Thanks for the idea......X
Just having a look at your profile Heron, are doing a course??

26 Jan, 2010

 

I did a course at the local school but it was more about computers than cameras. A proper course would be expensive so I just learn as I go, with help from my friend. I have a a set of five lessons on a pdf file, they are very good, just text and, uncomplicated. If you like I'll email them to you.

26 Jan, 2010

 

diging at this time of year you have to be cairful ,they will sit on your spade looking for worms, they do not have much fear of anemals as big as us they desend from birds that follow anemals that disturb insects, not to take anything away from the photoes they are brilent, if you get some mealie worms you could have it eating out of your hand in no time ,

26 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks for that Cliffo......interesting comment, I'm going to have a look on Google about their ancestry....:o)

27 Jan, 2010

 

lovely pictures janey especially love the one with him prunning his chest, so cute :o))

27 Jan, 2010

 

Crikey San...pruning his chest....argh!!...XX

27 Jan, 2010

 

lol janey,, i mean arranging his feathers hahaha x

27 Jan, 2010

 

A brilliant blog, Janey! I really loved those close up photos of your Robin!

Sanbaz, I believe the word you were looking for is "preening" not "pruning"!

27 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Balcony! San...my boy Jim always used to say pruning instead of preening....that's what made me laugh...:o)

27 Jan, 2010

 

lol brought back memories then janey ;o))

28 Jan, 2010

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