Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Holdouts


What's left of the wild fruit and robin holdouts will soon be gone for the winter. I haven't seen robins in the yard for weeks, but I saw large flocks of them at the lake recently, including this one. I don't know if they were migrating through or just taking advantage of some remaining food source. Either way, it means the cold is here. And I like it.

1/500 sec. f/10 ISO 400



35 comments:

Nancy J said...

Beautiful, and I will be so,so very pleased when I can take a photo as good as yours, ( Dream on, girl!!!) Greetings from Jean

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show a very beautiful bird :)

Daniel LaFrance said...

The Robin landed on a prized tree.

I love the perspective, sharp contrast highlighting the primary and secondary subjects.

Seema said...

lovely picture

Lucy Corrander said...

I'm not a bird person but I've been sitting here admiring and enjoying this photo.

Andy said...

Another excellent photo. A couple of weeks ago there were a slew of robins that came through my area. They stopped long enough to scrounge some food.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very lovely image Brian.
We have Robins here just about the entire Winter.
There seems to be some berries that they do not take until late and those keep them fueled when everything else is gone~

Pam :) said...

Great shot, Brian.
We use to see them in our yard during their migration.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, it must be warm in your area to see a robin. they always leave here when it get cold. great shot. (:

Marc Heath said...

Wouldn't mind one of these to photograph in the UK at the moment. Lovely shot.

Beth said...

I love robins!! Great shot!

Gary said...

Love it!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Friend of HK said...

A very beautiful shot!

TexWisGirl said...

love the clarity and the color contrast. no blah. :)

Kerri said...

Beautiful!!

Dina said...

Nice with those berries. I just saw my first Florida robin so I guess they're down here now.

Ken Schneider said...

Beautifully composed photo with the bird and red berries.

Deb said...

Great shot

Bonnie K said...

You continually amaze me with the photos you take! You are a great photographer and I enjoy your blog.

bailey-road.com said...

Pretty shot, the Robin on the berry branch!

Alan Pavey said...

Lovely colours Brian, great shot :-)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I really love the color in this.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That bird appears to be having a Zen like moment with the berries! Beautiful shot as always Brian!

Findlay Wilde said...

Really like the red berries against that blue sky.

Madge Bloom said...

Gorgeous! I love Robins, my favorite bird... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #57!

Andee said...

Great shot. I love all the color in this picture.

Leenie said...

So THAT'S where all our robins went.

Tammy said...

Great photo Brian! I haven't seen them here yet...I probably get those last to leave stragglers!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That's an awesome pose with the berries. Tack sharp on the robin, too.

Stewart M said...

The bright colours in this picture are great - I love the blue and red.

The garden open day was a success - but the lawn looked a little bit down trodden by late Sunday!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Marie said...

It's a wonderful shot, so bright and makes you feel happy for the birds enjoying the berries.

Ida said...

Very pretty shot. I love the contrast of the bright red berries against the blue of the sky and the bird is very sweet looking. We haven't had blue skies here for at least a week now.

Carole M. said...

I like this photograph too Brian; it was a good moment to capture; a lovely blue sky, beautiful black bird and those wonderful berries; breat combo!

Liz said...

Beautiful shot with great colour contrasts!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Stunning shot!!