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Male Purple Sunbird

Male Purple Sunbird
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-06 0:29
Viewed: 2646
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today morning, I gave another try to my recently cleaned camera body, using my 70-300mm lens. There are some resident Purple Sunbirds in the large garden of my son's residential complex, so I was able to get one male within the frame. I'm satisfied that there is no more dirt inside my camera.

The Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small sunbird. Like other sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-06 0:52]

Hi Ram,an excellent capture in a very difficult light and position,very good details and excellent metallic blue,not a friend one this bird,it turn the head in the uncorrect direction..ehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-07-06 0:53]

Hi Ram,
yes we are :) great photo of this very interesting bird , beautifull colors ! Thanks !

Ciao Ram. Amazing metallic colours against the soft BG. Interesting compo indeed.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-06 3:31]

Hello Ram,
Nice photo of this bird. Have you seen the bird on your screen at 150% or more? You can see better the halo around the bird and branches. A pity. Beautiful colours, background and composition.

Hello Ram,
nice captureof this bird with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I also like the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-07-06 4:56]

Hello Ram,
Nice to read that you enjoy your clean camera :-) The bird however wasn't sure about your intentions, if I look at its eye!
Good special composition, sharpness could be a tiny better.
Kind regards

Hello Mr. Thakur,
amazing colour and sharpness, nice PoV. little portion of dried leaf added beauty.
with regards,

hello ram
very good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
i like this bird
thanks greeting lou

Hi Ram,
beautiful colours of this bird. Amazing composition. Nice background.
Have a nice weekend,

  • Good 
  • Dinu Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 38] (264)
  • [2012-07-09 10:48]

I have seen it pierce hibiscus flowers at its bottom - from outside - and take whatever nectar is in it. My friend showed me this after holes were noticed in the flowers! Is this different from the 'purple-rumped sunbird'? Nice picture. IMO, the dry leaves on the left add some variety!

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