Saturday, 26 January 2013

Robins Glow in the Snow

With the current snow fall lying around it makes for interesting variations in light. 
The snow (even though there is not much light) will enhance and reflect available light on to subjects, like the Robin below.



You can also get a different effect when there is a covering of trees over the subject and a darker ground area, but the snow is to the rear of the subject. It doesn't light up the subject so well, but it provides a softer finish.



18 comments:

  1. Great photography lesson!! I don't think I'll go to a snowy place to try it out, though. I will re-read your post to further plant this in my brain, though, just in case I find myself in a snowy location!! Beautiful robins. So, so different from ours!

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    1. Thanks Karen. Yes they are much smaller than your Robins.

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  2. Great photos of this sweet little robin. Lovely to see it so close up. I've been reading all about the havoc this snow is causing over there. Stay safe and warm :)

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    1. Thanks Denise, yes nothing changes from when you left and a bit of snow still causes so much havoc.

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  3. The perfect accessory to natures studio Roy, and used to great effect in this superb set of images...[;o)

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  4. To be honest, I'll be glad to see the back of this snow lol
    Lovely shots of the Robin though.

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    1. Thanks Keith, yes we have had enough now.

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  5. Lovely shots Roy, you can't beat a good Robin shot in the snow can you :-)

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    1. Thanks David, not really and you just have to take them.

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  6. Lovely photos - robins have been thin on the ground here recently - long tailed tits are the bird of the moment in our garden. DH saw 16 waxwings at the bottom of our road yesterday on the railway embankment. There are lots of rosehips there so I suspect that was the attraction.

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    1. Thanks D, I doubt that the rosehips will be there that long. Waxwings are like locusts when it comes to berries.{:))

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  7. Great set of photos Roy. Snow does have some uses then ;)

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    1. Thanks John, very occasionally.{:))

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  8. Hey Roy..I love the second photo....Snow to me is not always easy to work with!!
    I understand what your saying in each subject,but when you have snow all winter it is not always your friend ; ) !!
    Nice photos and info.!!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, we get fed up with it after a week.{:))

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  9. The robin remains a beautifully photogenic bird. You know it really beautiful capture. I like this also really like to see :-)
    I like the google+ will click back into place beneath your blog.
    Greetings, Helma

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