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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: 2019-03-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-24 8:45
Viewed: 91
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Male Sunbirds are at their best during mating season when they keep on calling out to their mates and have a lovely metallic sheen on their plumage. I took this picture in March this year from quite a bit of distance with my 150-600mm lens.

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_sunbird


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Hello Ram,
Amazing colorful bird. Excellent details and focus.
Marius.

Ciao Ram, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blue sky, fantastic metallic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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