Before I get to my short story today I just want to take a wee moment to show you what happens when my auto focus locks in on the wrong tree and my shutter button finger (oops) jumps the gun. Sure enough I got natta. 😂 I never did get the Downy Woodpecker I was attempting to capture but I certainly did get a beautiful image of a tree trunk. 😂
Now for my story ….
Two days ago on a bright and very sunny yet extremely cold day, I went out to a forest to the delight of my Inner Child. My face froze yet my Heart was literally on fire. I knew I would get lucky and assuredly enough I did.
I sighted a flock of Robins eating berries. I did not know it at the time but Robins (some), do stay here all year round. You just won’t see them where houses are but rather in forests. All these years I thought they migrated South for the Winter. Wonders never cease!
My camera is not meant for wildlife having only 11 AF points and shoots just 4.5 frames per second in continuous shooting mode. (Take my word for it that is slow in wildlife photography.) With the practice of many years behind me, I used my macro photography skills (excellent eye/shutter finger reflexes and steady strong hands) to capture these birds as they were eating.
Below is a gallery of just some of those Robins I took pictures of. That day alone I took almost 400 frames of birds and of one doe, with some landscapes here and there. The light was just right when I took these shots of Robins. Working fast as the sun dips low towards the horizon very quickly at this time of year, I managed to reap many prizes. In the gallery you will see for yourself some of the Robins who posed for me. Go see for yourself. Click on first image to enter the gallery.
These Robins deserve to be seen in the gallery. Don’t miss out. Enjoy!
Photography/ “Yes Some Do Stay”/©AmyRose Photography