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Purple Sunbird Male

Purple Sunbird Male
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-03-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-29 0:05
Viewed: 778
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is cloudy and rainy weather here in Jammu today. This morning, there was a slight pause in rain during which a male Purple Sunbird alighted on electric cables in front of my house terrace. I took a few shots in poor light and here is one of them.

The Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small sunbird. Like other sunbirds, they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below.


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hallo Ram
very nice bird to see
the composition and colours are beautiful
thanks gr lou

Hello Mr. Thakur,

It's amazing how you manage to get so many shots in your school compound itself. Though the picture is a bit grainy, still the color has come out vividly. The slight turn of the head has also made the picture pretty attractive.

Warm Regards,

Hello Ram
Very atractive picture my Friend.Perfect composition, wonderful saturated blue. As Satirtha said is grainy but thank You to share a pic of this wonderful neighbour.
Have a good day and thank You!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-30 15:37]

Hi Ram,beautiful specie and beautiful pic with perfect details and a very bright blue despite the difficult light,very well done.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Ram,
Une belle lumière qui fait resplendir toute une palette de délicates couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-04-24 17:14]

Hola Ram; hermosa especie, bien registrada en su linda toma; excelente manejo de la luz y el color y un fondo de lujo...saludos.

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