February 12, 2016

Winter Flight

Photograph by Tommy Eliasson, National Geographic Your Shot

A little snowfall didn’t deter this robin from taking to the sky, nor did it stop Your Shot member Tommy Eliasson from stepping into his garden in Halland, Sweden, to capture this image. Eliasson was able to set his camera up and snap a series of photos before the bird flew on.

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29 comments
Rika Edwards
Rika Edwards

Stunning! I had to do a double take, this shot is pristine.


Jeff Blondin
Jeff Blondin

it is a beautiful photograph in every way. I can't help but feel as though it is something from Tim Burton and the twisted branches are going to come alive to consume the bird. Yes I did take my meds today.


Skip Tribby
Skip Tribby

Gorgeous composition, detail and lighting Tommy!

Tim Tooley
Tim Tooley

Nice photo. Interesting it is not the same bird we call a Robin in the States!

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw

The detail in this photo is superb and beautifully composed. Textures, shapes and burst of colour work together like birdsong.

Gayle Hart
Gayle Hart

The clarity is amazing...almost as if it's touchable.

ethel wice
ethel wice

this is a delightful photo and the bird so beautiful.very magical.

Rosalind Genge
Rosalind Genge

So lovely.  It reminds me of a book I had when I was a little girl called "The Last Robin of Autumn".

Stephen Donnelly
Stephen Donnelly

beauty , it has it all the detail is sharp and no matter where you look on pic it has story 


Laura Robertson
Laura Robertson

I love how fluffed out the bird is - in contrast to the smooth curly branches. Really a beautiful shot!

Kari Simkins
Kari Simkins

I wish National Geographic would indicate what camera, what settings, etc. That would be more interesting than just telling us the photographer just "set up and snapped" the photograph. Not very interesting.

Hardik Desai
Hardik Desai

@Kari Simkins click on the photographer profile above, it will take you to his your shot profile where you can find all the details! 

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