Day 33: Early Bird

I think our robins forgot to fly south for the winter or else they’ve come home too early. There was literally a whole flock of them in the trees at the front of our neighborhood feasting on the crabapples that are stilling clinging to the branches. They’re taunting me with thoughts of the spring that is still so far away.
I love the colors and the framing in this . . . fav
posted February 2nd, 2013  
U captured the great moment here---fav !
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Awesome shot! So cool that you captured the robin with the berry in his beak. Amazing focus. FAV.
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Very nicely done! Those are some lucky robins that can get those juicy fruits in the cold weather.

Love the detail and the color on this shot.
posted February 2nd, 2013  
wow this a fantastic... FAV
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Nice one.
posted February 2nd, 2013  
LOVE!!! FAV! That is such a great shot!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Lovely shot. Great colors and framing. Great timing to catch the robin with the cranapple in its mouth. A fav.
posted February 2nd, 2013  
What a perfect shot! Fav. for me. Great focus, capture of crabapple in beak and colours. Wonderful!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
M C
What a beautiful sight! It would make a great Christmas card!
posted February 2nd, 2013  
Beautiful! Fave!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Beautiful!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Oh my goodness what a wonderful shot, so lucky to get it with berry in beak, definite fav from me.
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Love this! Beautiful composition!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Awesome capture
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Well, according to Punxatawney Phil, only 6 weeks. That's not too bad! Great shot- I particularly like the colors and the berry in his beak!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
What a fabulous moment you captured! And I am shocked that the robins are already somewhere in Indiana. I wonder if that means spring is that close, or they got fooled by that bit of really warm weather.
posted February 3rd, 2013  
@anwan They’ve been here all winter, and I can’t recall ever seeing so many of them before. I’m in central Indiana. We have a row of about fifteen crabapple trees at the front of our neighborhood, and they’re flocking to them to eat. It’s very strange.
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Now how do you rate there in Indiana? This means Spring is around the corner. Send them our way please.
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Beautiful capture, love the tones.
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Lyn
Lisa, this is a stunning shot. Your clarity of focus is just perfect and catching him with crabapple in the beak just makes it more wonderful. +F
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Stunning - Fav
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Wonderful shot - and funny that your robins are so unlike ours! The berries and light make for a great comp
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Super though I echo that our Robins are very different in the uk. Yourd look like they have eyeliner on!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
@filsie65 @angelar I read on another 365ers photo that our robins are not really robins at all, but early British settlers called them robins due to their red breast. I love all of them, but I have come to adore your petite little robins. They are so cute!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Wow, instant fav! How perfect- the subject, colours and a berry in its beak. Wonderful capture! :)
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Wow, wonderful capture. Fav!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Absolutely love this, Lisa! FAV FAV FAV!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
great shot of this guy, what great timing
posted February 3rd, 2013  
What a totally fabulous capture!! This is absolutely wonderful, Lisa. Perfection.
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Pam
Amazing that you caught him with the berry in his mouth! Love the colors, and composition!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Ours in GA never leave. This shot is exquisite! He is even holding the berry with stem up so perfectLy! Wow! Fav- alicious!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Great catch, great colors, great composition!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Absolutely love this photo!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
jan
ditto to all the above!!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Wow! Great capture! Both of you....
posted February 4th, 2013  
Fabulous capture!
posted February 4th, 2013  
saw this on the PP:)
posted February 4th, 2013  
Wow, and a fav from me too.
posted February 4th, 2013  
perfection
posted February 4th, 2013  
This just could not be more perfect! FAV
posted February 4th, 2013  
@streetlyend Oh and follow
posted February 4th, 2013  
Wow, great capture!
posted February 4th, 2013  
How in the world did you manage to capture that precise moment? Fabulous!!
posted February 5th, 2013  
Excellent well-timed capture!! Fav!!
posted February 5th, 2013  
Very good focus and detail.
posted February 5th, 2013  
Awesome capture. Fantastic shot.
posted February 5th, 2013  
Magnificent shot!!! Awesome timing catching the red berry in the bird's beak!
posted February 7th, 2013  
congratulations!!!!! Top 20......wahoo! well deserved with this great shot!
posted February 8th, 2013  
@paula365 Thanks soooo much! My first time in the Top 20, and I'm so excited!
posted February 8th, 2013  
Like everyone else, the berry in the mouth is the great work in this shot
posted February 8th, 2013  
awesome pic!
posted February 8th, 2013  
Congrats on top 20!
posted February 8th, 2013  
Beautiful. I think they are back early. They are gathering around Bardstown too.
posted February 9th, 2013  
Yippee!! Lisabell's Robin hits the top 20!! Brilliant and very well deserved =)
posted February 9th, 2013  
@johnfalconer @3whiteroses @filsie65 @redwax66 @soboy5 Thanks so much! It was a first for me to make the top 20, so I’m pretty excited about it!
posted February 9th, 2013  
Lovely capture with berry in his beak. His head and back feathers are quite different to our English robins.
posted February 9th, 2013  
@jennywren Thank you! Yes, i read that when the British settled here, they called them robins because of their red breasts, but in fact they are a type of thrush. I didn’t know that until a few weeks ago as we still call them robins! I adore the dainty English robins.
posted February 10th, 2013  
great shot, nicely framed and the colours are great.

like the way you managed to catch him witth a berry in his beak.
posted February 10th, 2013  
Congratulations on the top 20 :)
posted February 10th, 2013  
stunning capture!
posted February 18th, 2013  
Fantastic, fave!
posted March 9th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost Thanks, Aaron!
posted March 9th, 2013  
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