Thanks Catlady and Tony, this little critter seems to be getting used to having the camera pointing at it and shutter clicking; it runs at lightening speed (as does the camera lol ) but now and again it does sit and pick up a nibble treat to eat in front of me lol
I read that they like fruit, nuts and flowers !! so substituting flowers with berry suet pellets lol
it likes apple (Pink Lady ones ! )
post edit: I just noticed the log this robin is perched on with those strange mystical etchings - maybe it is Banksy after all LOL
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Lot to learn
In reply to HAZY:
HAZY said:this little critter seems to be getting used to having the camera pointing at it and shutter clicking
An occupational hazard of living in your garden, I suspect. He is certainly well rewarded for his patience, anyway
@ Gaynor, I turned the photo upside down and can see a boat and seagulls in the air - methinks more David Hockney than Banksy LOL
@ Nigel ..... lol, yes definitely the birds have to not mind either me or a camera ! I can bribe them with treats so win win all round ;)
In reply to WendyBartter:
WendyBartter said:Number 27 is here & still can't see it aitch!
Number 27 is here & still can't see it aitch!
Seen it now aitch, well worth watching this cute well spoiled, well fed, little critter ... be sure to get some more footage please!
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Hi Wendy and thanks, I grabbed a few photos about an hour or two ago. This time I decided to photograph at ground level propping myself up on my elbows and resting the camera on a cushion and my fleece jacket ! The aches and pains we go through to get pics sometimes lol
So, here's Banksy at his/her level ..................
It's a cunning little critter as I often have the camera focused on the tunnel entrance and then it nips round the back and appears at the left hand side LOL
"Ha ha Mrs ............ I fooled you that time " !! :)
Looks like you've got yourself a new resident. Wonder if there will be other family members turning up
HAZY said:This time I decided to photograph at ground level propping myself up on my elbows and resting the camera on a cushion and my fleece jacket ! The aches and pains we go through to get pics sometimes
Next time put the camera on something else and use the cushion for your elbows :)
But it's worth it - not only do you get a vole's-eye-view, but it often means the background is more out of focus, making the real subject stand out and creating a better photo. I hate to see photographers just walking around pointing their camera without even trying different viewpoints! One of my personal rules of thumb is that any photo of eg a duck, a wader or even a landscape will probably be improved just by kneeling down - unless you're in a hide, of course! Helps if it is dry, too ...
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