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Purple-rumped Sunbird(Female)

Purple-rumped Sunbird(Female)
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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: 2013-08-01
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-01 9:27
Viewed: 1618
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Purple-rumped Sunbirds (Leptocoma zeylonica) are tiny at less than 10 cm long.The males have a dark maroon upperside with a blue-green crown that glistens in some angles, bright green shoulder patch and violet/purple rump patch which is generally hidden. The underparts are whitish with dark throat, maroon breast band and purple/violet patch in the throat which is visible in some angles. The female has a white throat followed by yellowish breast. The upperside is olive or brownish. The uppertail coverts are black and a weak supercilium is visible.

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Hey Joydeb,
a great portrait of this sunbird with its tongue out!
best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-01 9:58]

Hello Joy,
Very nice photo of this sunbird in beautiful natural colours, despite the low light conditions. Excellent sharpness and composition.

Ciao Joydeb. Perfect DOF stuning details and good colours despite the difficult light. Well done indeed.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-01 11:31]

Hello Joy,
Very nice presentation of this bird, very well composed andsurrounded by nature. Well done.
Regards Siggi

Hello Joydeb Da,
Common bird in our area too.uncommon is I haven't captured it well due to its swiftness.Good sharp picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

Ciao Joy, lovely composition with nice bird on beautiful flower, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

I like the way you portray this cute bird.
very nice colour and sharpness.
lovely BG also.
best wishes,
samiran da

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-01 19:24]

Hello Joy,
It's not everyday a bird sticks his tongue out at you just for taking it's picture:) A nice capture in what looks like some challenging lighting. Love the eye contact and rich yet natural colors of both the bird and it's surroundings. I must say from this angle it reminds me a little bit of a hummingbird. Well done!!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-09-01 20:55]

Shalom Joy,

Lovely capture of a very beautify sunbird. Great composition with the flowers (Hibiscus sp.?).The tongue-out is a bonus.



Great capture Chaudhury!
Good sharpness and details. I liked the blended green BG. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Joy
Interesting bird and beautiful photo with very good composition and good sharpness.

Hey Joydeb,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
我第一次見到 真是漂極了
光線柔合整個羽毛清晰 取景角度優雅

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-02 5:17]

Hello Joy,
A very fine bird-picture with lovely subtle colours and a very vivid attitude of this small Sunbird-species.I like the chosen framing and composition too. Well done!
kind regards

Hello Joydeb,
Exceptional composition with a superb colorful bird. This bird's beak is very interesting. I never have the chance to see them in the wild....Gorgeous fellows....
Amazing colors, details and very good focus.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-09-07 9:16]

Hola Joydeb
Que belleza de especie y de foto, me gusta mucho el entorno, la composición y la pose del ave...saludos.

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