MarkVarley

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Seasons Greetings

Merry christmas to everyone who celebrates it.
seasons greetings to everyone who celebrates something else or just uses it as a good excuse for a party.
Happy and prosperous new year to everyone!

This is one of my favourate pictures, although it was shot in April it has that winter feel to it with the low strong sunlight and the subject, of course, the Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus, for those who prefer latin), snapped at a range of 3 feet as I was returning to my car after shooting mute swans, he sat there and sang his heart out for a full 10 minutes while I took photos from a mere arms-length away.

Seasons Greetings

Merry christmas to everyone who celebrates it.
seasons greetings to everyone who celebrates something else or just uses it as a good excuse for a party.
Happy and prosperous new year to everyone!

This is one of my favourate pictures, although it was shot in April it has that winter feel to it with the low strong sunlight and the subject, of course, the Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus, for those who prefer latin), snapped at a range of 3 feet as I was returning to my car after shooting mute swans, he sat there and sang his heart out for a full 10 minutes while I took photos from a mere arms-length away.

comments (3)

Splendid shot! Pose and composition are great.

Merry christmas to you too!
Mark Varley: Thank you Rémi smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 23 Dec 2008, 22:59
I think it's a gorgeous picture and perfect for Christmas.

It's amazing, sometimes, how close you can get to Robins when they're singing, almost as if they lose all sense of safety
Mark Varley: Thank you Ellie, He certainly was completely comfortable with my presence, always a special moment with something wild smile
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA (G.B) ENGLAND
  • 25 Dec 2008, 15:11
Must agree with Ellie,Robins can be very bold,was this taken in 2004 Mark? - Along with your posting on 09/09/2007 must rate as one of your best to date.
Mark Varley: They certainly can Graham, I'm not living in London and what wildlife there is can be quite bold too, I must take advantage of that sometime. This was shot in 2004 when I was new to digital, all my film work was lost in 2006 so I don't have much that predates this.
Thanks for your comment and seasons greetings to you and yours smile

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