My Sunday Photo 12Apr15

My Sunday Photo

Catching a Robin

Observe / Pause / Snap

I’m moving away from sharing flowers this week but I need your help.

The inside story

Whilst on a walk during the week with Precious Sparkle, we passed through a beautiful alley way. I heard some sounds and quick movements in the trees above that made me stop. ‘Hmm … Robins’, I wondered; I wasn’t disappointed when I looked up.

Perched Robin 1 |Adventures of a Novice Mum | #My Sunday Photo | @aNoviceMumI quickly moved the buggy out of the way, secured it, and brought out my bridge camera. I knew I had to be quick because Robins are always on the move. I tried to find one to focus on but none stayed still long enough. And then, I saw this one perched on a branch … ‘quick’, I thought. I focused, zoomed, focused again, and snapped … and again … and again … and then it flew away.

Perched Robin 2 |Adventures of a Novice Mum | #My Sunday Photo | @aNoviceMumAn elderly lady passed by at this point and I wondered if she thought it strange to see a lady with a buggy, looking up with a big camera and taking pictures. I felt a need to explain myself, albeit briefly because I wanted to take more pictures.

“Oh, those Robins”, I said, they’re so quick on their feet, aren’t they? I’m trying to get a good picture of them; look at what I’ve got so far”, I continued. ‘They look alright”, or something to that effect, she responded and walked on.

Perched Robin 3 |Adventures of a Novice Mum | #MySundayPhoto | @aNoviceMumI looked for another ‘still’ Robin but there was none 🙁 ; more folks passed by and I thought I better move on. I suppose I didn’t want anyone to think I was strange. 🙂 In any case, Precious Sparkle had, had enough of his snapping mother; he needed a different scene.

I enjoyed the rest of the walk, took more pictures, and looked forward to seeing them properly on the computer screen at home.

My Robin pictures … I like them, but …. the light didn’t seem to work for me … or did it?. Perhaps, the Robins would have been more visible if I had stood at a different angle … I’ll never know now … oh well.

Perched Robin Collage |Adventures of a Novice Mum | #MySundayPhoto | @aNoviceMumI’m not one for really editing the details in my pictures; I’m just never sure where to start from. However, I decided to play about with the exposure of this set on Picmonkey … to perhaps improve them.


What do you think of my original captures? Which do you prefer?

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32 thoughts on “My Sunday Photo 12Apr15

  1. Lovely photos I too like the silhouette I am the same haven’t a clue where to start with editing I use picassa and often click the I feel lucky button.

    Did you have your camera in animal mode? I have found my bird pictures work better in macro but this way you only have one chance rather than continuous shot. 🙂

    Ha ha about the explaining I am guilty of that and then they give you a weird look as if to say “yeah yeah dear” 😀
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    • Seems like the ‘I feel lucky’ button works for you; google are smart folks, they know there are lots of peeps like is out there. I’m still learning about the features of my camera; I haven’t found animal mode yet. I’ve seen ‘dog’,’cat’, ‘sport’ and other modes. Really though, in the heat of the picture moment, I tend to forget to make sure I’m using the best mode. 🙂 I’ll however especially experiment with macro this week.

      As for the explaining, we’ll probably do that for a long time to come. Thanks for your lovely comment and for really engaging with my post; you really did put a smile on my face! 🙂

  2. I like both sets! The neat thing about playing around with things like exposure is that you can do just that – play around with it. I find that on many of my photos I’ll make slight adjustments to exposure and contrast – to brighten dark photos, lighten bright photos. I’ve not used picmonkey, but I know that in Lightroom, that’s just a slider. Move it a little this way, move it a little that way and adjust until you get what you like. Once I’ve done that, I might play around with saturation and vibrancy.

    Thank you for sharing with us this week! I appreciate your participation!
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