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Collared Sunbird


Collared Sunbird
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 24 N: 2203] (14316)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-06-21 4:10
Viewed: 3153
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MOTTO OF MINE:ATTEMPT THE IMPOSSIBLE IN ORDER TO IMPROVE YOUR WORK"-Bette Devis



I have captured this picture in Orpen which is situated in Kruger National Park,South Africa.

The Collared Sunbird(Hedydipna Collaris) is a Sunbird.The Sunbird are a group of very small Old World Passerine birds which feed largely on nectar,although they will also take insects,especially when feeding young.Collared Sunbird is in fact mainly insectivorous.

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION:-

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Nectariniidae
Genus:Hedydipna
Species:H.collaris(Vieillot-1819)

Sunbird flight is fast and direct on their short wings.Collared Sunbird is a common breeder across most of sub-Saharan Africa.Two or Three eggs are laid in a suspended nest in a tree.It is a seasonal migrant within its range.

Collared Sunbirds are tiny,only 9-10 cm long.They have short thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues,both adaptations to nectar feeding.

The adult male has glossy green upperparts and head with a yellow belly and narrow purple breast band.The female is a duller green above and entirely yellow below.

The species is found in forests near water.

SOURCE-Wikipedia

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Hello Mr.
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
你的技術是進步了 照的很棒 光線和時間點都很棒
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 花朵也很漂亮 非常的搭配 真的很完美
構圖美麗 背景深遂
謝謝分享
STONE

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2414] (10640)
  • [2014-06-21 5:15]

Hi Srikumar,
Beautiful flying pose ..
Very lovely colours and the pattern is so exciting.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

excellent composition. interesting dynamics. great timing and nicely framed image. tfs.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic action, excellent clarity, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Srikumar,
Très belle scène de vie sauvage saisie à l'instant décisif.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-21 7:43]

Hello neighbour Srikumar,
Nice photo in beautiful colours and perfect timing. Very good composition with the free background and surrounding leaves.
Regards,
Peter

Most beautiful
A real mastershot tfs
Tom

Hi Srikumar,

You have made a wonderful attempt to capture the flying bird & have managed to capture the same successfully as well.. The timing was the key & you have almost managed it to perfection..

Very nicely done!!

Regards,
Satirtha

FANTASTIC CAPTURE..........

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-06-22 13:03]

Hi Srikumar,

Excellent action shot, the pov is perfect for the composition.
Great movement of the wings, BG and FG are splndid.
TFS, very good job.
My best regards.
John

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-06-23 0:39]

Hi Srikumar
such a lively moment shown here. The motion blurr shows the speed and the head and eyes are kept intact.
Exciting capture.

Regards
Foozi

Great timing managed to capture you a terrific action shot. Was it luck or were you waiting for the moment the bug flew by? Either way it is a fantastic image. :)

Srikumarda
i am 33...
Eii chhobi ta niye r ki bolbo....master class...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15608] (65293)
  • [2014-06-24 8:42]

Hi Srikumar,an excellent capture of this sunbird in flight,very very difficult pic and a great timing to show us this moment,very good details and a bright metallic green too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Great time here! Impressive details fantastic metallic.

Roberto

amazing capture, TFS Ori

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-06-26 12:39]

Hi Srikumar,
Lovely shot and with a very good moment captured.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Srikumar, Great timing moment of this flying bird captured with its opened mouth for the seed. Fantastic motion wings recorded with perfect sharpness of the rest of its body. Beautiful shot indeed. Best regards
Anna

Hello Srikumar

In my absence from TN I lost a lot of your great photos like this one,
great shot of the Collared Sunbird the photo clicked at the best moment
of the pose, the catch-light at the eye render the photo more beautiful
and the blur of the wings adds motion to this dynamic photo, TFS

Asbed

Although the shutter speed wasn't fast enough to freeze the action into the pic, I love your timing how you captured the flying bird just framed by the branches. Interesting shot.
Best regards, László

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