18 August 2014

Eastern Yellow Robin

On a cold, windy and drizzly rain night along the east coast of Australia, I'm posting something cheery.

Like many things in life, it's pretty hard to ... nail a favourite.  Your favourite colour, favourite flower, favourite bird?

The Eastern Yellow Robin is indeed a charmer; I guess it's that little dash of sunshine in the shadows that does it for me.








I could've cloned out the broken stick, but hey - that's how it was, nature isn't always perfect.  And the camera angle can't always be spot-on with just precious moments to capture the moment, agree?  Do you discard these images every time?  I liked that E.Y.Robin had it's tail fanned out some and a sparkle in the eye too.  If I'd have managed a second hit right there without the broken twig, I'd have discarded this one, but since I didn't .....it's a keeper (record-shot) to share.

19 comments:

Linley S said...

He is such a cheery little bird Carole, I wholeheartedly agree with you about not removing the broken twig, to me it adds more to the photo. There are some photos I see on various sites and you just know that they have been photoshopped to the hilt.

Gumer Paz said...

It appears that you have trained, Carole! He looks !!
A kiss from Spain

diane b said...

I agree with Linley. It is a great shot if not perfect.

TexWisGirl said...

it is an adorable little bird! such a charmer!

Karen said...

What a sweet little bird. a bright and cherry colour. I rarely edit my photos, I'm a purist when it comes to photographing nature.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Tempting as it is with the tools that we have, I think you did the right thing by leaving the photo as it truly was in nature.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a sweet little one he is, Carole!

Brian King said...

That's a gorgeous little bird! Beautiful photos!

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful bird, almost cheery looking...Beautiful photos, stick and all. Have a happy week!

Gail Dixon said...

A beautiful bird and beautiful photos! I didn't even notice the stick until you pointed it out. I agree it should be left as is. :)

Jocee said...

Beautiful little Robin, and I agree nature isn't perfect and real photos are good! :)

Phil Slade said...

If we waited for the always perfect shot to post I don't think we would be blogging very much Carole. The Robin is just lovely with that twinkle in the eye and I didn't notice the stick either until you said so.

Germán Ibarra Zorrilla said...

Que pájaro más bello, bonito post. Saludos desde España.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful pictures .. I like this little bird .. A big shout ..

Stewart M said...

These are nice pictures of one of my favourite little birds.

I agree with not taking out the twig - not everything needs to look like a guidebook image.

Don't really know why Cromer did not work for me - they pictures really do look better than I remember the town! But we did enjoy competitive rock tower building on the beach.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Wally Jones said...

That's enough to turn any dreary day cheery!

What a beautiful bird!

Now, about that horribly distracting twig .....

As Phil so aptly noted, all of us wouldn't have much to post if we waited on the perfect image!

Nice work, Carole!

Helma said...

Ohhhh what a beautiful birds Carole!
Small but with a beautiful bright yellow color and a beautiful bead eye:-)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Carole,
wonderful photos of this special bird. Your third photo is fabulous and my favorite.
Best regards, Synnöve

Jeanne said...

such a lovely bit of cheer on a winter night !