Nine Studio Side


I set up the camera at one of my studio’s windows, and Sir Robin didn’t mind me at all. All photos 1500 x 996, click for full size.

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Photos © C. Ford. All rights reserved.

Comments

  1. Ice Swimmer says

    Gorgeous!

    The feathers form both scaly and wooden-like textures. The breast is like rough-sawn wood and has a color that is similar to recently-cut grey alder wood (which is white when fresh, but soon becomes red on the cut surfaces and eventually loses its colour).

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    Well, white is slight exaggeration, but it’s very pale when fresh. Black alder has the same reaction as grey alder (The only picture with grey alder with red wood was a stock photo, to which I’m not linking.)

    Black alder with the red color (not my photo)

    Black alder is tervaleppä (tar alder, the leaves are a bit sticky) and grey alder is harmaaleppä (literally grey alder). The word for alder in Finnish comes from the red color. Leppä is an old alternative Baltic-Finnish word for blood (Finnish: veri, which is a very old word, shared with most Fenno-Ugric languages).

  3. says

    Ice Swimmer:

    Black alder with the red color (not my photo)

    Oh, that is beautiful. The colour gradations are very similar to the Robin’s breast.

    Black alder is tervaleppä (tar alder, the leaves are a bit sticky) and grey alder is harmaaleppä (literally grey alder). The word for alder in Finnish comes from the red color. Leppä is an old alternative Baltic-Finnish word for blood (Finnish: veri, which is a very old word, shared with most Fenno-Ugric languages).

    Lovely words, those. Here, alders can only thrive by water, but NDSU has extensively tested the Prairie Horizon Manchurian Alder, which is drought tolerant. I’ll have to see if I can find these.

  4. Saad says

    Just beautiful! I think those are among your best bird photos. Love the colors and sharpness and the OOF areas look gorgeous too.

  5. says

    Thank you! There’s a large lilac tree (I feel silly calling it a bush) to the side and behind the tray.

  6. sandykat says

    I’ve never seen a robin so close up -- it appears he has whiskers! Great photos.

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