I guess these close-ups could be considered to be a 5-week effort. I have gotten him / her / both used to the camera and me being around by using clicker training. At first, I only let the camera read the light, it does a sound when completed. I did not take any pictures at that time as the sound of the shutter is much louder. But I gave food. Although we think of clicker training being for dogs these days, it was actually started as a way of training birds. They are very adaptable to it. Robin, for example, changes pose every time the 'sound' ticks in. So do the other birds we have in the garden. Today I tried the same method (without food) to get close to a wild bird. By now, Robin is so close to us that it is actually not possible to take a picture all the time. He is too close. Some 30 cm away maybe. Today I had to tell our wood pigeon off as he wandered into the kitchen. All the birds we have in the garden listening to their own name. I have another one of Robin taken yesterday that I am really happy with. When looking at the original photo, you can actually see that he has dark brown/grey eyes rather than just black.