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Purple Sunbird

Purple Sunbird
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-12 6:48
Viewed: 1582
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,

Event though this picture is not as sharp as i wanted (there is a slight movement of the beak).

I wanted to share this to show the anatomy of the wings of this very small bird

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.
Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Sunbird

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An exceptionally sharp picture despite your modest claim that it isn't, Goutham. We know how difficult it is to shoot the male of this species for various reasons including its ever restless movement.
You have captured a moment which is rather rare - a bird stretching one of its wings while preening. You were perfectly located to capture that movement in its best possible aspect. The camera values are just right to give you a sharp image with most desirable DOF.
That dash of amber colour at the base of the stretched wing is the beauty-spot of this highly artistic presentation.
I could go on and on . . .

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-12 7:55]

Hello Goutham Ramesh
What a great sharp capture today from you!
Colors and light are perfect!


Hallo Goutham
You have captured the metallic colours in this Purple Sunbird beautifully. The natural sunlight in the image was a great aid to bring out the vivid colours to the ultimate best. I also like the opened wing that is seen with great clarity, and the fact that one can even see the bird's paw right through the open feathers. Indeed a pretty image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2013-05-12 9:19]

HI Goutham,
Excellent picture.

Hello Goutham,
This is really a beauty....What I like most are the fantastic colors of the shinning feathers and the contrast against the background. As usual a perfect focus and WB. Another lovely image from a close range with excellent sharpness and fantastic focus.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-12 9:36]

Hi Goutham,
Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo
in nice colours.
Thanks for visiting my post,yours is full of delightful photos.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Goutham, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic pose, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Great photo Goutham! Interesting pose, excellent composition, nice BG, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-12 22:07]

Hello Goutham,
Impressive composition, beautiful colours and details ! TFS Tina

Bonjour Goutham,
Une attitude originale saisie dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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