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Southern Doule-collared Sunbird

Southern Doule-collared Sunbird
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Copyright: Steve Coetzee (SteveCoetzee) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 66] (863)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-29 12:34
Viewed: 2706
Points: 10
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Southern Doule-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus)
This photo was taken early one morning when about five pairs of Sunbirds where enjoying themselves on these flowers.
12cm; 6 - 10g
They eat nectar, insects and spiders.

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To yiannis: Thank youSteveCoetzee 1 11-29 23:55
To JoydebChaudhury: Thank youSteveCoetzee 1 11-29 23:53
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-29 12:49]
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Hello Steve,
Very beautiful Southern Double-collared Sunbird in fantastic sharpness, details and bright colours. The flowers and background are a bit over exposed, but the bird is beauty!

Hello Steve,
I am not a bird expert at all but the name should read Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Cynnyris afer) as I learnt from one of my previous uploads here. However, I am not sure that it has a double collar. Maybe it is a different species. Steve Pryor (Cuckooroller), who is an expert on birds, will definitely be able to sort that one out.

The image is very good indeed and a great pleasure to view. The colours are fantastic and the composition equally so. Well done.

Hello Steve,
Nice capture with excellent pose and colour,beautiful composition and clarity.My regards_Joy

Hello Steve
Superb photo, excellent detail and perfect exposure. The colours are very beautiful.
Nicely posed from a good point of view.
regards yiannis

beautiful close up of the bird. excellent colors on its feathers. tfs.

the presentation of this Cinnyris chalybeus is pristine!!!!!!! I know ... in an eyeblink they're gone. For me..this will be an all time favorite!

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