experimenting around the garden again yesterday after work
stunningly attractive fly
A pair of Red Admirals
Another fly of some sort
An intergalactic Falcon Jackdaw Bomber
Grown up Robin
Grown up Robin showing off
Not sure what the yellow is, a secret liaison with a canary maybe?
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In reply to HAZY:
HAZY said:Your young robin tag is a House Sparrow
Thanks Hazel, but Darn it!! (my previous word was asterisked out!!)...I can never get them all right lol (but it has got a hint of yellow about it!!… I was going by the speckled-y breast )
I wondered about the colouring being pollen or something, like in a previous thread about somethings head (can't remember which bird it was) but it looked fairly
evenly distributed round it, in several pics
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I'll say the same as everyone else, a lovely set of photos, and there's no need to apologise, especially when the quality is so good.
Love the action shot of the incoming woody pigeon.
The green on the robin is most likely reflection from something shiny, the fly looks like it could be a crane fly.
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Lovely set of photos, especially for the garden. Your fly of some sort is one the Ichneumon wasp family (the "tail" gives it away).
Mike might well be right about the colour of the Robin - it might even the green of the lawn reflecting back up if it was above the lawn in bright conditions. The other most likely thing is an artefact of the photo. Most digital cameras try to guess the colour scheme and make appropriate adjustments and they don't always get it quite right. This is often called White Balance. This is from a recent trip of mine. This is how the camera saw the scene, which looks ok at first
But this has had the White Balance corrected and results in a more natural rendering.
You might have something similar going on giving a slightly strange colour cast.
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