This summer I practiced photographing birds in the trees. My only, and first, experiences photographing birds have been at bird feeders and through a window in the winter. The photos have been wonderful, but I wanted to photograph birds in the summer, outside. Lighting, again, was the problem. But the basics are important: keep your back to the sun so that your subject is not backlit. And that is how I got this photograph of this robin in the apple tree on July 30. The morning sun makes the robin glow with bright colors.