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Collared Sunbird

Collared Sunbird
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Metallic wonders of nature 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-05 11:08
Viewed: 8768
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just back from a trip in Africa. I visited four countries: South-Africa, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia.
Wildlife in these countries is amazing. Especially South Luangwa in Zambia was incrdible. The best park I have ever visited.
This colored sunbird was shot in Mozambique, Inhambane.
I saw many, many sunbirds there, also the rare ones. Tomorrow I will show you the Scarlet chested sunbird.

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Hello Zeno
Now this is my cup of tea. Magnificent capture of this charming bird. This photo is stunning, and I like the sharpness and details you got on the plumage. The metallic colouring on the feathers is really beautiful. The rest of the colours in the image is warm and inviting. The bird’s eye is almost magnetic. Thanks for sharing this splendid image that I found most delightful.
My best regards.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-08-05 11:15]

Ha Zeno,

Een mooie gekleurde opname,wij gaan in januari weer naar kruger,dus bij het zien van deze kleurige plaatjes heb ik al direct zin om de koffer te pakken,maar nog even geduld,een mooie gecomposeerde foto,ben benieuwd naar de volgende in de nieuwe reeks,


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-08-05 11:43]

wow, what a beautiful bird! :-) excellent capture and composition, the colors and details are fantastic as well as the
pose and eye-contact, love the green-metallic head and the interesting plant it is sitting on.
superb job & best wishes, thor.

Hello Zeno,
This picture is sure to win many many points.the colors,sharpness and composition is excellent.I say outstanding.

Hello Zeno,

An excellent capture of this Collard Sunbird with brilliant colors, sharpness & details. TFS.



Hello Zeno,

What a superb closeup shot of this collared sunbird! It looks so awesome.

Your shot is very eye-catching with nice placement of the subject. the color of the flowers are vivid and they give well contrast to the colors of this rare bird. Colors of the sunbird are just wonderful.

The corner positioning of the flower worked well in your picture frame. The sharpness and POV is wonderful with good DOF. The blue sky is just another great feature of your capture. Great job!

Thanks for sharing.

best greetings,
Paras Bhalla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-08-05 16:36]

Hola amigo,
colorida y sorprendente captura,
buen pov y sobresaliente calidad de imagen,
saludos Zeno.

Hello Zeno
a fantastic shot of a fantastic bird, i love all in this wonderful image, the sunlight on the flower and the bird, the metallic color on his plumage, the sharp details especially on the face, his pose and his look, and also the superb blue sky
Thanks for sharing this beauty

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-08-06 20:16]

Hola Zeno: Una magnífica toma de una especie excepcional...saludos.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-07 10:45]

Hallo Zeno,
Ben net terug van een paar dagen Noord-Holland. Wat anders dan de prachtige landen die jij bezocht hebt. Wij zijn in ontzettend veel Afrikaanse landen geweest, want Afrika is ook onze favoriete bestemming. Alleen nog nooit in Mozambique. Wij zijn een aantal jaren geleden 5 dagen in South Luanga geweest. Inderdaad een schitterend park, hoewel niet alle dieren er vertegenwoordigd zijn.
Deze foto is absoluut top in alle opzichten. Alleen al de compositie vind ik subliem. Hoge kwaliteit!
Goed weekend,

great capture, TFS Ori

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  • senoli (60)
  • [2011-05-30 12:28]

hello zeno ,
this is beuaty bird .
that bleu that's zo beuatyful .


Superb Color. Fantastic Focus. Correct light.

Good photograph. The positioning of bird is perfect. Focussing is correct.
Exposure is good.

Beautiful colours!

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