Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Robin: How I Grew Up

I have recently been scanning some older "film" photographs taken with an Olympus OM1, and whilst the clarity is not particularly brilliant, I thought I would share this one of a juvenile Robin, taken in the garden 2 years ago. As you can see he is very brown and the whole plumage is finely spotted.
The next two shots show how I look now, sporting my full adult rusty-red bib and master of my domain.

16 comments:

  1. Grown up to be quite handsome!
    Love that cocky look in the last one.

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  2. Awww!! He is so cute!! I've never seen a baby Robin before. Great photos!!!

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  3. This is really cool. I like the British Robin and hope to photograph them myself someday.

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  4. Beautiful shots of this bird! In the last photo - he seems to have a "matter of fact" look to him!

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  5. Frank...thank you for posting my favorite European bird! He is adorable...and as a baby, my goodness, is there anything cuter?

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  6. Excellent Frank. I love the second shot, the bird has a funny attitude there!

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  7. always a favourite, the Robin.
    Now your not telling me they are the same bird !

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  8. Aw - he's lovely Frank.. They look so dumpy when they're young!

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  9. I love the last shot, it has some superb details.
    My first wildlife shot was with a robin family in our garden, sadly after a few months they disappeared and never came back.

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  10. His colors are stunning here. You've captured this fellow to a T.

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  11. Oh how sweet and cute. Your Robins are very beautiful, and quite different from ours. I like the "Then and Now" presentation!

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  12. Hi everyone & thanks for the comments.

    Keith & Shelly, I think that is the normal 'haughty' look.

    Leedra & Chris. Good choice.

    Ginnymo. Freshly fledged Robins can be very tame. So indeed are the adult birds but they also have a 'sinister' side to their character!

    Steve B. Anytime you are this side of the pond just drop by & he'll pose for you.

    Kelly. Glad to oblige. Anything cuter...Only us when we were very, very tiny?

    Jayne & Lisa. That's why it's called "Robin Redbreast".

    Warren. Same bird, why not? Well it is possible but probably not.

    Tricia. Thanks & just like my baby brothers, ha!

    Andor. Thanks for dropping by & commenting. I do hope that one day Robin will revisit you. We would be lost without them.

    Heather. Our Robin (Erithacus) is much small than your (Turdus) version & in a different family.

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  13. Nice closeup. What a sweet face.

    www.wildlifearoundus.blogspot.com

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  14. Carol. Thanks for commenting. Yes, the Robin is quite an endearing bird.

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