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Australian Robins by Alwyn Simple by 


Australia has eighteen species of Robins and I have made it my challenge to photograph all of them. I still have four to go at the end of 2011.
In the Robin family the male bird has the beauty and the females are normally plain. For this reason I have only used photographs of the male robins. Also I have used a different Robin for each month.
I have put this series of my photographs together into a calendar and hope that you enjoy my work.

I specialise in Photographing birds in their natural environment. To date I have photographed over 450 Australian species. If you like to view great bird shots please visit my site. I also like to photograph Landscape scenes but this is my second choice. I love nature and love to see and capture it when it is living free.

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Comments

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 3 years ago

    A brilliant collection Alwyn. That will sell well for sure. Good luck mate.

  • Thanks Michael. I know your appreciation for the birds. Thanks for the comments of support.

    – Alwyn Simple

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldabout 3 years ago

    A stunning collection of robins Alwyn, well done on capturing these wonderful birds!

  • Many thanks Barbie, I am glad that you like it.

    – Alwyn Simple

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful stuff Alwyn. I think you are going to have to publish a book one day.

  • Many thanks Phillip, yes everyone is asking that question. I would like to do a book. It is just time.

    – Alwyn Simple

  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleabout 3 years ago

    I truely agree with all other comments posted Alwyn
    this is grandly done indeed, a very inspiring collection
    very well done. cheers Rick

  • Many thanks Rick for your wonderful words of encouragement.

    – Alwyn Simple

  • Simon Bennett
    Simon Bennettabout 3 years ago

    A wonderful collection.

  • Many thanks Simon, I am glad that you like it.

    – Alwyn Simple

  • margotk
    margotkabout 3 years ago

    It’s absolutely magnificent, Alwyn.

  • Many thanks Margot. Also thank you for the Bubble mail, I had accidently marked the not safe but I do not know how. I am glad that you like the calendar

    – Alwyn Simple

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 3 years ago

    Great work Alwyn.

  • Thanks Al

    – Alwyn Simple

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallabout 3 years ago

    stunning work my friend :))

  • Thanks Trish, Glad you like it.

    – Alwyn Simple

  • Ron Co
    Ron Coabout 3 years ago

    Eighteen varieties!! yikes , makes my 3 versions look a bit short , I wish i could motivate myself to travel but i am such a home body I need the birds to come to me , any chance of sending a few down Tassy way :-)
    I think it is because I travelled too much when I was young, or just I am lazy perhaps? I hate motels and the boss is not keen on camping either
    Just send us some birds OK LOL

  • Hi Ron, thanks for the comments. If you have three in Tassie you still have one to get. Should have the Dusky, Scarlet, Flame and the Pink. Come on now get the forth. I love travelling and photography so this helps in getting the birds. I still have to get the Dusky so it will be a trip to Tassie one day for sure.

    – Alwyn Simple

  • Ron Co
    Ron Coabout 3 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up on the dusky Alwyn.
    I have the feeling i probably have it already (the map shows it as being all over Tasmania) but not realised it was a different variety, most likely i put it in with my females . Now and then I get a female which is hard to ID, flame or scarlet robin ,my book is not very helpful , I need one that looks at my photos and tells me what it is :-)
    When I get time I’ll go through my robin pics and see if i can find one , darn another search,I have been sorting photos for the last month trying to get dome sort of order in my collection , what a job, probably better if I scrapped the lot and started again !
    Fun but :-)

  • You are welcome Ron. I guess the Dusky is the only plain male robin we have in Australia but it is only in Tassie. The three other Tasmanian Robins are also on the mainland and the males have brilliant colour. It is very difficult to tell the Dusky from the female Pink Robin and I would say almost bloody impossible. The secret is it does not have the whitish nose patch at the top of the beak like the Pink, Scarlet and Flame Robins. Now there is a clue for you. All the best with your search and I hope that you have one in your collection. All the best Mate

    – Alwyn Simple

  • One other thing Ron, The male and female Dusky Robins look the same so do not try looking for males and females. Only they know that.

    – Alwyn Simple

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