Robin taking a bath . . . the bird, not the sidekick.

For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS<<link SmugMug Gallery. 

When you click the links, it will open in a new window, and you have two options:
1) Manually scroll through the photos by clicking the “<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos.
2) There’s a PLAY/PAUSE button near the top-left of the screen with the transition set at about 5 seconds. Note: Above the play/pause button there’s the option to go full screen. Most of these look really good viewed full screen. You can then still use the”<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos (this will pause the slideshow).

If you want the full experience, keep reading.

What’s interesting about this series of photos is this . . . they were shot through a heavy plate glass door and a double-pane glass portion of a screen door. I’m amazed at how well they turned out.

I’m kind of in a hurry and it’s late, so I’ll keep this short. Wait . . . it’s earlier than I normally go to sleep, but we’re traveling tomorrow and that means getting up about six hours from now. Hence, if I want a minimum of five hours of sleep, I need to keep this short.

. . . and I’ll begin with a short movie I shot. Handheld, and also behind the same stack of glass. However, I rushed and didn’t set the aperture and other parameters for the video, so it’s a bit more ‘washed-out’ than the photos.

By the way, I did nothing to the photos, but I did run them through the trial version of DxO PureRaw. They have a 30-day trial (LINK) and I figured I’d give it a try. It’s a little bit pricey, but if you have very noisy photos, it seems to do much better than anything else I have. I’ll do a comparison soon . . . but so far, color me impressed. 

But, I digress . . . here’s the video (only 14 seconds). Make sure you click on the settings and choose HD; it’s not much better, but anything helps.

The photos are shot in manual mode with a higher f/stop and speed (hence why the water drops are ‘frozen’ in mid-air).

Here’s a gallery of all the shots. Note: I cropped the photos a bit, but you can zoom in even more in SmugMug. Just saying . . . 

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