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Monday, August 18, 2008

Ruby Tuesday


Happy Ruby Tuesday. Here are some shots I got with a little red. The first was a robin redbreast just outside our bedroom. It was so fun watching the robins being fed. There were a total of four baby robins. Mom and dad did a great job feeding and raising them. They eventually left the nest and ventured out in the world.

The second shot was one of my favorites of my son, John. He holding a baby alligator during a swamp tour near New Orleans. Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours had a fantastic tour with interaction with the 'gators. Quite awesome!


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28 comments:

Ralph said...

The robin is the ideal subject for Ruby Tuesday. And like parents everywhere, the young'uns can usually be bribed to stop screaming with food...

A nice shot that looks as a rewarding view of spring!

People with Cameras said...

Wow, that first photo is a great capture! I don't think I'd be holding that fella in the second photo tho...yikes!

shutter happy jenn said...

Great shot on those robins! And that young man holding the baby gator is really courageous. I admire his guts!

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me ann my camera said...

Both great pictures and as a nature photographer I am awed by the beautiful Robin family shot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Good photo of the robins! Hmmm. Baby alligators don't bite? ;-)

ellen b. said...

Love the Robin redbreast and your son is brave to hold that alligator!

Yen said...

The first shot is amazing and the boy is such a brave one holding that one:D

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DrillerAA said...

Great photos. We had a pair of barn swallows on our porch last spring. They were fun to watch, but they were messy.

BNS said...

When the page loaded I said "Awwww" out loud. Love the baby robins being fed on Ruby Tuesday.

Bobbie

The Mulligan Family said...

Yes, those robins were so fun to watch. You did a great job getting those photos!

Carletta said...

OMG - these are wonderful photos!
That robin image is amazing and your son was VERY brave.

Judi~Gmj said...

Awesome reds. Brave guy holds chomper, wow!!

Minkydo said...

The birds are precious and your son is very brave :)

Ruby post

Ivanhoe said...

Oh my, look at the babies being fed. I have yet to visit the gator farm. Have a great RT!

Jan said...

I love both photos, and am jealous of your son holding the 'gator.

the teach said...

Columbo, what a photo of mama robin feeding her little ones or is it dad feeding them? He's the one with the red breast...

You son looks a little tentative holding that alligator... Great Ruby Tuesday post! :)

Babs (Beetle) said...

Oh Wow! both great shots! I love the robins - and the baby alligator!

Tommy said...

nice reds... Alligator scary. great shots.

Raven said...

What a wonderful shot of the robins. How cool to be able to watch that process. Cool shot of your son too, in his red shirt holding the scary creature.

Yrsa said...

Fantastic animal pics both of them!

Dianne said...

you really captured a great moment with the babies being fed.

and again with your very brave son holding the alligator!

said...

I love that picture of the birds...so sweet.

Your son looks like he's having a lot of fun with that snake. I'm scared of them, but they look neat.

Ruby Tuesday

Patti said...

The robin is indeed a natural for Ruby Tuesday! Nice photo. And I certainly agree with the others about your son being brave.

I'd pass on holding an alligator myself!

Jim said...

Hi Columbo, your robin and babies fit the Red post wonderfully. I'm sure you saw the red in the begging baby's mouth as well.
Happy RRtU, thank you peeking at my old Red Russian standbys.
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MyMaracas said...

Awesome shot of the robins!

laura said...

I LOVE that shot of the robin. Great job!!

Suburbia said...

It's so odd to see your Robins over there. They are so different from out shorter, fatter ones!

Columbo said...

Thanks to everyone that posted comments to my site. Looking forward to another Ruby Tuesday.

John & Skittles

John & Skittles
A Boy and his Cat