The Robin Always Braves The Rain

Robin Erithacus rubecula

I spotted this little Robin when I peered out my window this morning as the rain fell from darkened skies. Because of the low light, distance and because I took the shot through the windowpane, I did not think it would turn out very well. Even when viewed on the PC I thought there was too much noise in the image, but I saw that perhaps it almost made the photograph look like a painting, and that there was something a little different about it that made me think twice before dismissing it. In the end, after a little deliberation,Β  I decided to post it.

January 2018, front garden, Staffordshire, England.

28 thoughts on “The Robin Always Braves The Rain

  1. Lovely shot of the Robin, Pete. They’re such cheerful little birds.

    If there is any noise, I can’t see it. One of the advantages of having poor eyesight, (even with glasses), is that not only can I not see ‘noise’ in my own images, but I can’t see it in anyone else’s images πŸ™‚

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    • There don’t appear to be any chance of sunshine this weekend. We had rain, sleet and snow most of yesterday, and this morning it is raining and sleeting, and I think the little Robin may be having a lie in bed. Who could blame him πŸ™‚


  2. Ah, our favourite friend again. They have no choice but to hop about in all our lovely British weather. Its a lovely picture, rain or no rain…or sleet…or hail πŸ™‚

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  3. Pete, I’m glad you decided to post this…it’s adorable. The robin looks as if he’s contemplating his next move! I like the idea of β€˜noise’ in photos …a new term for me!

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  4. I like this picture – wildlife dealing with the British-style winter!

    There is something irrepressible about robins. Even night doesn’t always quiet them; I’ve heard them singing by street lamps long after dark.

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