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Evil Genius by Akkra

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This feathery little beastie (or one that looks suspiciously like it) has been taunting me since the beginning of last Winter by flying off like a rocket the moment I focus on it. The closest I’ve got to it is when it flew into the window pane (ha! That’s Karma for you). Until now. I don’t care if it’s the same one or if it’s a conspiracy between them… I’ve got it now!

How wrong would it be to smear glue on the branches so I can get a closer shot? Really?

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bird, robin, winter


  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeabout 4 years ago

    I love it! Great focus on the bird. Excellent color and lighting. Instant fav for me.

  • Whoo! Thanks very much Kathy, I’m so pleased that you like it… sorry love it. Thanks ever so for the fave too! You can stop kicking me now LOL.

    – Akkra

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 4 years ago

    He looks really beautiful Zoe, very nice photo!!

  • Thank you very much for the lovely comment Ellen!

    – Akkra

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    Oh Zoe, love what you wrote, gave me a huge GIGGLE, sure needed it. AT LAST, I know how long its been since you’ve been trying to get this little beastie and you did it beautifully, gorgeous shot Zoe and great focusing kid, well done. and yes, they are extremely hard to catch, they never stop still. Woohoo!!

  • Cool comment Josie, thanks very much! Glad it put a smile on your face. I swear this damn Robin has been my nemesis for months, it knows I’m coming I’m sure of it. I can’t believe that I finally got it without having to superglue it’s feet down! ;D

    – Akkra

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    lovely like u

  • Aww shucks… thank you Bobby!

    – Akkra

  • Peter Allton
    Peter Alltonabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Zoe. I like the way the background is out of focus.

  • Thanks very much Peter :o) I thought I would never get this beastie (and stay sane!).

    – Akkra

  • maxy
    maxyabout 4 years ago

    What a little cutie!! Love that brilliant orange on her/his chest – ooooohhh Akkra!!! This is a beautiful shot!!! LOVE this beauty and now I’ve just got to look it up to see what it is!!! Looks very well fed! Stunning catch Akkra!!!! :-)

  • It does look very well fed doesn’t it? It had my full bag of muesli over the weeks while I tried to coax it into keeping still! Robins always remind me of feathery tennis balls :D
    Thank you very much for your awesome comment and the fave maxy. I’m so chuffed :o)

    – Akkra

  • mscott207
    mscott207about 4 years ago

    i think glue is a great idea personally, but most others would probably frown on it. oh wel!! glad you finally caught up with the evil genius…great shot!

  • Thanks very much Michael! I think the glue’s an awesome idea myself. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a nature lover, but oooooh that bird’s just asking for trouble! :D

    – Akkra

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 4 years ago

    Lol….I love your story Zoe….yes put glue on the branches. Thats how we all do it …isn’t it…looking around at everyone. Great shot hon.

  • Aha! So the truth is out about your amazing pictures is it? I knew nobody was really that good ;o) Credit where it’s due, however do you manage to glue the swans down? I’m very impressed :D
    Thanks very much for looking and liking Lyn!

    – Akkra

  • Wolfdocter
    Wolfdocterabout 4 years ago

    I give you an awesome, a trippy, a cool, and a flipp’n brilliant!
    What the heck… It’s just damn wow!

  • Aw cool! Nice one Wolfy, thanks for the awesome comment and the fave. Whoo! :o)

    – Akkra

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 4 years ago

    Congrats on getting the little horror on camera at last, but don’t give us other Bubbler snappers too many kudos! Robins are notorious at vanishing at the sight of a camera – I have a very tame robin in my garden who is happy to perch a couple of feet away from me, as long as I don’t have my camera to hand! Devils in bird’s clothing………. get that superglue out……. ;o)))

  • LOL yes, I am not alone! I know I’m barely an amateur snapper, but it’s so reassuring to know that it’s not just me :o) Those Robins are the purest evil! It was with no small amusement that I watched it fly into my window. Ha! Thanks very much for your comment Krys. Please excuse me, I have to go out and buy some megastrength glue and ooh… maybe a welding kit ;D

    – Akkra

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