Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Monday, 11 January 2010


I was browsing through some recent photos this evening, looking to see if any were worth bothering with for editing and posting here. I decided they were mainly a bit crap, and turned instead to pissing around with filter effects on Photoshop.

Came across a filter (Chrome) which produces what would normally be an entirely rubbish effect - however I was struck in this instance by the very apt icy looking feel to the overall image. You will however have to squint to see the bird.

Can you see what it is yet?

I have no doubt that someone will manage to resolve the bird ID before tomorrow evening, when I'll update this post with another arty-farty version of the same image but with a more identifiable subject.

Update ....

Always makes me laugh how Robins are portrayed as the cutesy fluffy nice birds on Christmas cards, when in reality they are aggressive little feckers. This one has a real menacing look about it, like it's about to come over and give your nose a good pecking just cause you looked at it a bit funny.


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Stewart said...

Aye Mark, Deans right, its a Robin. I cant see it being a Bluetail?

Skev said...

Yep, it is a fat-chat Robin.