|Splish-splash, time for a bath!|
One day in May I spotted a robin splashing in a mud puddle. The little guy was so focused on getting himself clean he didn't notice me and my big lens.
|Throwing the water around|
So I set the camera on action mode and fired off several frames, capturing the robin's splashy antics.
Later at home, after downloading the photos, I discovered several that I liked.
|Those water droplets are flying!|
These sequences tell a story - and some of the freeze action is hugely entertaining!
|Let's get the face|
If you're in need of a smile (and who isn't these days?) take a visual stroll through these series of images. I dare you not to grin.
|And underneath the wings|
|Fluffy red breast|
|Flap the wings dry|
|"Here goes my belly flop!"|
Every now and then, the robin would hoist himself high, and then flop back into the puddle.
I especially love this capture, with all the water droplets suspended in mid-air.
|All poofy and clean!|
In the end, Mr. Robin finally emerged from the puddle, his feathers fluffed and clean. Now, time to go find the ladies!