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Southern Double-Collared Sunbird

Southern Double-Collared Sunbird
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Copyright: Frans Swanepoel (fransswanepoel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 18 N: 192] (1286)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-07 21:40
Viewed: 4800
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of the Southern Double-Collared male. A very small bird with beautiful breeding plumage. In non-breeding season it looks like the female which is a dull grey colour.
They are nectar feeders but will also feed on small insects. Habitat are mostly fynbos flowers in mountainous areas but are easily attracted to suburban gardens.
Sunbirds are by far my favourate little birds.
This shot was taken with the Canon 40D fitted with a Canon 100-400 lens.

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An awesome celebration of fine detail and colors Frans! Breathtaking capture with perfect clarity, sharpness and flawless composition! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hallo Frans
Your images are really a pleasure to look at and to appreciate. Your camerawork is done with pride and your presentations pleasant. The Southern Double-Collared Sunbird is a pretty bird with a match of lovely colour and detail and your image shows is so well. The canna flower this sunbird is sitting on complement the bird's features well and is also catching to the eye for its own features. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Wow Frans,
fantastic sunbird between flowers. I like sunbirds and this one is really beautyful. thanks for sharing.

Beautiful bird, perfect composition, great sharpness and colouring.

A very sophisticated kind of Sunbird picture with the subject perched on a colourful branch, Frans.
From this point of view, every detail and colour on this lovely bird is very well captured.
Thanks for sharing this very attractive image.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-08 0:28]

Hello Frans,
I must congratulate you such an excellent presentation of this exciting bird. The sharpness and clarity is splendid. The shines and the colours are really stunning, and you have proved that your bird photography is outstanding.
Very professionally composed.


Hi Frans,
That's just a stunning image. The bird and flower are in perfect focus. Great colour and composition. It's perfect!
Thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-08 3:59]

Hello Frans,
Another fascinating photo. This is so beautiful! High quality. Really perfect! Thanks.

Hello Frans,

This is sheer poetry of nature in colour, can anyone better than this? WOW this is too good a set up.TFS.

beautiful, almost like a painting, TFS Ori

Bonjour Frans,
Très belle et artistique publication jouant avec (et sur) les couleurs sans pour autant négliger la profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-08 12:27]

Hello Frans.
WOW! This is a superb catch. The colours details and background all blend in to this exceptional posting.Best regards Siggi

Composition is wonderful .....

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