American robin in a watercolor


Spring has returned the robins the fields and forests around Bragg Creek.  I found this one stirring up the leaves below these trees. She darted between the trunks and then flew up into the branches.  The diffused background from a narrow depth of field reminded me of a watercolor painting.  The monochromatic palette in the bark and dull yellow grass both warmed a little with the morning sun.  Her orange belly was a welcome splash of bright color.

7 responses

  1. It’s so confusing to me that the American robin is such a totally different bird than the European robin. Live them both though!

    April 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm

  2. this image is very pretty. good job. 🙂

    April 15, 2019 at 9:27 am

  3. Anonymous

    How I love the sight and sound of the Robin

    April 15, 2019 at 1:23 am

  4. So beautiful!!!

    April 14, 2019 at 11:02 pm

  5. I so rarely get to see a robin, and this year they seem not to have included us in their migration path. That makes your photo all the more delightful; they’re a favorite bird, and it’s always good to see them.

    April 14, 2019 at 10:28 pm

  6. Quite painterly and very beautiful, Christopher. A welcome sign of spring.

    April 14, 2019 at 9:27 pm

  7. Lovely image and I do like that watery effect.

    April 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm

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