Christmas Advent Calendar – 21/12/14

For this photo, I had set myself up to shoot the sun, with my Skywatcher ED80 telescope (600mm focal length) only for the clouds to roll in. Hence my attention turned to the robin which had perched itself on the wooden beam of my daughter’s play frame at the end of the garden.

Male robin
Male robin

Rather than being intimidated, this male robin was chirping away and showing his dominant display – as if to tell me to stay out of his territory. Hence I took his photograph, as it is not very often that you get a robin in the garden while the telescope is out and poised for taking photographs.

Boon