I was super excited this spring when a robin began building a nest outside our kitchen window. I have written about how I set up my camera to get images of the birds. For the series of images in this post I am using my point and shoot camera. Never underestimate the usefulness of your camera that is “just” a point and shoot. I took all of these photo with my Canon Powershot:
This year’s nest with five lovely blue robin eggs.
This robin was approximately two minutes old when I got this photo. The mother had left the nest to discard the egg shells, I watched her leave and then got the photo.
This photo was taken 8 hours later. The feathers have started to form. When I tweeted this picture, Chris at Learning, Running, and Creating, was the first to notice how clearly you can see the second robin making its way out.
So, no surprise the next morning there were two in the nest.
This photo and the next were taken this morning, and as you can see it was a busy 24 hours in the nest.
So now we are waiting for the last egg to hatch. Hopefully all the birds will make it, but in all honesty, five is a lot for one nest.
So, you might wonder why I am taking this series with my point and shoot. The answer is simple, space. My Canon 50D does not fit in this space. Or, I guess to be more exact, it fits, but then can’t focus. I have been unable to angle the 50D in a way that would allow for a picture.
Maybe you are wondering about how I get these shots with the grown robin parents around? I spend a lot of time watching from inside. My office has pretty much moved to the kitchen. The adult birds have a pretty regular schedule. Most mornings sometime after 7, and at about 4:30pm, they are out of the area. I use that time to set up and adjust my camera equipment. Also, for whatever reason, this year’s birds are pretty tolerant of me. I eat my lunch outside near them most days, and they just stay on the nest.
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This post was written in response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme this week is From Above.