Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Bird Bath

In the early days of the pandemic, when nearly everything was shut down, I made a lot of visits to the local parks.  I sought out birds to hone my newly-acquired wildlife photography skills.  One of my favorites was Fernhill Wetlands, a lovely nature preserve located next to the regional water treatment facility. 


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.


Blub-blub

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.


Ker-splash!

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!


14 comments:

  1. Fantástica esta sequência de fotografias.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  2. Hello,

    Cute series of the Robin splishing and splashing! Have a great day!

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  3. ...wow, you sure captured a lot of splashing!

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  4. Wonderful photos - having a tough day at work and that has cheered me up a treat! :)

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  5. Birds are very energetic bathers. Early in the morning they will use the dew for bathing. Try and catch that one!

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  6. They really get into it when they bathe. You have a wonderful set of images of this.

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  7. A big smile on my face! Thank you.

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  8. I love these shots, Linda! Our birds bathe in our water feature and provide endless enjoyment.

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  9. Honestly not much else reflects pure joy than a bird taking a bath!

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  10. It's always a delight to see birds splashing themselves all over. Greetings from Sri Lanka!

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  11. Adorable! Go Rockin' Robin!

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