Monday, 4 June 2007

Bring a smile

I began this gardenwatch blog/diary as a way of showing pictures of the robin and other garden birds to my friend in Australia by taking short videos in my garden. Recently I have captured some shots with my still camera but my postings were focused on our Nestbox. Tonight I would like to share these photos with anyone else that misses the pretty little British/European Robin.





It is now morning in Australia and I am hoping these pictures will bring a smile and brighten up my friend's day! They were all taken in my garden in May 2007.

6 comments:

Pete said...

lovely birds aren't they. British birds do seem to be right little camera hogs though!

shirl said...

Yes, Pete they are - and I know what you mean!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Very cute although it looks the spitting image of the Dutch robin, and the German one and the Swedish robin and the ....!:-)

Have you go a special camera to take these pics with? Good work btw!

shirl said...

Hi again Yolanda,

Funnily enough, I hoped you would comment if our Robin looked the same as yours and... ;-) It was late when I posted and I meant to check the books - sorry.

For my birthday I got a digital SLR camera and I mostly use the zoom lens. At the moment I just point and shoot but I should learn more. It is great fun to use.

Thanks - the results really are with little effort on my part - just patience! I got some cracking shots of flowers today!

Anonymous said...

Hello Shirl, Your Robin photos nearly made me cry - aren't they just perfect. You're very good with your camera and must be very patient. There is a setting on my camera, and maybe on yours too, which is called kids and pets - I imagine this is for taking things that move about, so it might be helpful, although I don't think they could be any better.Digital macro setting is brilliant for stamens etc when you are taking plant photos. Jo

shirl said...

Hi again, Jo

What a lovely comment – my friend in Australia may well cry when she sees them. I had never realised how pretty they, and other ordinary garden birds, actually were until I starting using my camera and look at them on my PC screen.

I am having great fun using my camera. Yes thanks, it does have a variety of settings and I have many to explore – when I get the time. I am at present working on another two supplementary blogs for photos so I can show more without my main blog taking so long to load. Tonight I have shirls plantphotos working and soon I will have one for shirls birdphotos – so I might move some of the robin photos over for that. What fun I am also having writing this blog too!