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Purple Rumped Sunbird


Purple Rumped Sunbird
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Copyright: Abhinav Raveendran (abhinavr) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 15] (108)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-09 0:50
Viewed: 1465
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Purple Rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica) is a very commonly seen bird, especially in households and gardens. The species is found in India and Sri Lanka. These are nectar feeding birds and are often seen hovering around flowers. They sometimes feed on small insects, other than nectar.
Family: Nectariniidae
Photo taken from Kottayam, Kerala

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Hello Abhinav-Kya baat hai!Ek se barkar ek beautiful picture.Excellent details and sharpness of this P.R.Sunbird.Catching light on eye made it alive.thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Hallo Abhinav
I just love the natural sunlight in this image as it brings out the beauty in this scene to the best. Not only is the bird beautifully emphasized by the gorgeous light, but also the natural environment that is included in the picture. It is a pleasure looking at this lovely image and I must say the metallic "Jewish cap" on the Sunbird's head is very eye-catching. Best regards and thanks for sharing.
Anna

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-09 5:38]

Hello Abhinav,
A fine close-up shot of this pretty little sunbird. Great eye contact with even a tiny bit of catchlight captured. These beautiful tiny birds always remind me of hummingbirds. I particularly like their long curved bills. Well done!!
Ron

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-09 15:58]

Hi Abhinav,truly beautiful this capture,only the legs are disturbed by something blurred,but the rest is absolutely perfect,bright detail,nice colors and elegant pose too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Very nice and sharp at almost the max focal length of the lens. Good to see the bird in its environment with the flowers it may be feeding from.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-10 4:41]

Good picture with beautiful colors and composition. Congratulation. Saludos.

Maravillosa y delicada riqueza cromática la de esta composición, amigo Abhinav!!! Vibrante captura de este elegante leptocoma zeylonica.

Un gran abrazo,

Hernán Bortondello
ARGENTINA

Hi Abhinav! Sorry to find you this late. First of all, belated but hearty welcome to TN!
This is a brilliant capture of an exotic Sunbird with your long lens. Remarkable sharpness, clarity and colours.
Keep shooting and posting.
Ram

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