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Creepin for food

Creepin for food
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Copyright: The dude who loves frogs (AnimalExplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1010 W: 6 N: 334] (1997)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-11
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A painter's dream, Animals feeding, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-12-27 11:25
Viewed: 3194
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
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Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza), male

I spent a couple of days photographing several species of honey creepers in the same location. They are quite beautiful as they display the dimorphic differences between the males and females from blues to turquois green. This individual was looking for both food and water which the heliconia provided both as it attracted small insects and would catch water in the pocket recesses of the bracts.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-12-27 11:38]

Most beautiful Paul
The color of the bird is amazing

  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-27 11:41]

Hello Paul,
What an awesome photo! The colours are breath taking. Fantastic sharpness, timing and composition. And that all against a fascinating blurred background. A beauty!

Hallo Paul
This image is bursting with bright colours and awesome details. It is a feast to the eye and an absolute delight to look at and appreciate.
Nature at its best. Simply magic. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Paul
i like this colored composition with the great details and beautiful colours
thanks Paul
greeting lou

OH WOW this is my favorite today..how colorful and had no idea this is what they do!! WOW

Ciao Paul, lovely bird in a beautiful composition with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-27 15:36]

Magnificent composition,a great festival of beauties and colors,i like it..a lot!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

a fantastic capture. well composed like a painting.
best wishes,

Fantastic photo Paul! Just fantastic as always!!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-12-27 23:42]

colorful image. beautiful framing. excellent lighting and contrast. the species is really colorful. good work. tfs.


This image is supercharged with color and well focused elements. Would have liked to see a slightly wider crop elucidating the tips of the bracts. BUT excellent.


Hello Paul,
Masterpiece photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, excellent background and

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-12-29 1:17]

Fantastica foto! Beautiful light, color, sharpness and the moment. Great picture. Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2013-04-19 8:48]

Hello, a double bonus here with the honey creeper and the heliconia too. Excellent composition and timing as always.

Hi Paul
This plant is called "lobster's claws" in South Africa, and I have seen them them some 25-30 meters tall at the edge of rivers ( even in arid areas) They are very popular in flower arrangements.
I have seen in younger, less tall plants 'swimming pools 'for all sort of animals including frogs, and birds getting a meal and a drink...

Thanks for sharing.
Warm Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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