Saturday, 15 December 2012

Scotland - Day Six ....

I never realised how difficult it is to take pictures of birds, those little suckers can't stay still for a nano second! This is the best I could do ....


The lovely little Robin, bottom right, was hit with a gust of cold air parting the feathers on his chest and revealing a jet black under belly - who knew! So beautiful.

This, however, did stay still for me ....


Enjoy!

25 comments:

  1. The robin picture is Christmas card perfect Di. x

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  2. More great Photos Dianne.
    I have great difficulty in trying to capture the birds ..as soon as i click..they fly away.
    A little robin was here on my patio this morning.
    who would have known that there was black under the bright red.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    val

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  3. Lovely! You did a brilliant "job", Dianne! I was never ever able to get so near with my camera to any bird - so far.
    Well done!

    Best wishes for the 3. Advent Sunday,
    karin

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  4. Well, you were a tremendous success with those bird photos! Those little buggers really tick me off some times!

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  5. I have really been enjoying these photos you have been showing us of Scotland. The birds photos are absolutely FAB!!

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  6. WOW! Every image is a moment snatched from time to come to US! Thank you again for this tour my precious one! Anita

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  7. Di,
    Yes I know, sometimes it seems they are saying, “I’m ready for my close-up, no wait, I’m ready for my close-up, no wait, I’m ready for my close-up, no wait, Oh forget it, I’m out of here”. And then with a flit they have flown.

    But form the looks of things in your post; you were just one flit ahead of these beautiful fellows. You look to have caught the pheasant at his most regal. And the robin seems to have given you a “strippers tease”. All your posted captured shots are most wonderful and will be reminisced about long after this marvelous trip has ended. – gary

    PS – the frozen spider webbing looks much like antique lace draping. You know, I have never noticed (or paid much attention) but the center of the web look much like how one would start a piece of crochet work, hmm, wonder what inspired the first person to ever crochet?

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  8. I am loving these posts! Gorgeous photography, you have captured nature as some of her finest moments throughout the trip! Beautiful little robin, I wonder how they stay warm all winter and the cobweb is just beautiful!

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  9. Looks pretty darn fabulous!! Our robins in the U.S are so different. Very interesting!
    xo
    Loi

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  10. Di! These photos are wonderful. I adore that little robin!

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  11. hi! yay for red deer! yes it is fun to tag along on your travels.

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  12. Absolutely stunning...beautiful photos...
    Stay cozy, dear!
    Much love,
    - Irina

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  13. If this is your best, I best give up, your photo are great, love the picture of the pheasant

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  14. Beautiful photography here of a wonderful excursion into the natural beauty of Scotland, you were lucky to have that frost to illuminate the wonders!

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  15. Hello Dianne

    Fabulous and beautiful and yes I did not know the robin's breast was dyed and he has dark roots :)
    Thanks for sharing this beauty

    Helen xx

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  16. Good morning dearest Di!

    I thank you for coming to visit me and for leaving a comment. I think I am loosing readers!!!!!! Perhaps I am too maudlin? Too intense? Well, I appreciate your presence so much and the sadness in the world can only make me struggle to be MORE of a good person in the corners of my own world and try to make a difference.

    I KNOW YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR VACATION! Be well my sweet friend! Anita

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  17. what a gorgeous Pheasant, very nice. I see you have Reindeers too.
    Scotland is awesome, just watched a film on it. Sending my best wishes for
    you and family to have a splendid Christmas.
    yvonne

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  18. Hello my dear! You need to write/photgraph a book! You are so talented! I love these photos, the pheasant is fabulous!

    I hope you are having a great week! xoxo Elizabeth

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  19. These pictures are gorgeous, Di. So glad you shared them with us. I simply love that last one.
    Thank you for stopping by the shop, and thank you for your kind comment, my friend. Enjoy the rest of your vaca.
    Much love,
    Marcia

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  20. Nadolig Llawen i chi fy ffrind annwyl!

    I hope that is correctly said!

    Thank you my dear Di for coming to visit! I hope you are still on your journey of a magical tour of the sights I would love to see! BISOUS! Anita

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  21. Thanks for taking me to Scotland with you - it was lovely. Hope you and yours are having a wonderful time.

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  22. Merry Christmad dear Di!

    I hope that you are having a blessed and wonderful holiday! What are your plans, will you be in cooking or going out with friends? I am sure it will be wonderful!

    Xxoo Elizabeth

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  23. Thank you, dear friend, for stopping by...for your warm wishes!
    I, too, wish for you a magical, loving Christmas...you are a blessing!
    Much love,
    - Irina

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