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Crimson Sunbird

Crimson Sunbird
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-16 8:02
Viewed: 1943
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crimson Sunbirds (Aethopyga siparaja) are tiny, only 11 cm long and resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India to Indonesia and the Philippines. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

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A prize shot of this most beautiful Sunbird from our country, Joy. Superb sharpness and stunning colours. I got the opportunity to see this bird only once in Himachal some years ago, but before I could train my camera on it, it flew away.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-16 8:17]

Hi Joy,maybe the saturation of red is a bit over the limits,but the quality of this pic is really good,taken in an impossible light whit very good exposure and fine details,a beautiful sunbird in a very nice pose,i like it! Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

Namaste Joydeb da

Excellent capture with super composition to present the loveliest of the sunbirds not the most easy bird to catch.


hallo Joy
a BEAUTY of a bird
great sharpness and nice composition with beautiful colours and nice light
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-16 10:37]

Hello Joy,
What a beauty! One of the most beautiful sunbirds in the world. Gorgeous pose and diagonal composition. Splendid colours and the red is eye catching. And you took it so close. Sharpness and details are fantastic.

Hello Joydeb Da,
I haven't seen such colorful sunbird before.You have captured it really well.Colour and sharpness with excellent POV.Details are well visible too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-07-16 19:15]

Hello Joydeb,

Superb composition of this extremely colorful species in wonderful lighting and with impressive sharpness. The pov is ideal and the green bokeh really enhances the red plumage. Very nice!



Hi Joy,
very beautiful bird. Amazing colours. I like your presentation and composition.
Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

WOW! Amazing bird Joy! Great photo too! Beautiful pose, excellent composition and good sharpness. The colours are fantastic!

Hi Joy,
這鳥真是這漂亮沒話說 光線也很明亮
羽毛有美麗的層次感 很美
照的清晰 連腳都可以看清楚

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-17 1:37]

Hello Joydeb.
The details are excellent, you got really close to the bird and you manage to catch an excellent shot of it!
The colors and the lights are fantastic.Regards Siggi

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-07-17 3:14]

beautiful species I never seen so far .. I like the contrast between feather red and bg green; .. great pose and expo, .. some great detail from the plumage; .. well done Joy

regards, nuri :)

Excellent sharpness, beautiful natural colours..nicely framed and composed.


striking capture of this sunbird, perfect composition, TFS Ori

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