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.


The Quacks of Life said...

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

Shirley said...

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

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen 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!

Shirley 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

Shirley 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!

Lowcarb team member said...

All these years on ...... I just love those photo's

All the best Jan