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Male Purple Sunbird

Male Purple Sunbird
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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: 2019-03-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-13 3:47
Viewed: 354
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mating season for birds has begun in my part of India. This male Purple Sunbird perched itself on the highest point of the tree in front of my house today morning and started calling for its mate. It stayed there for quite some time and gave me the chance to shoot it at my pace. The white BG is the grey sky on a cloudy day here in Jammu.

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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Hello Ram,
Amazing colors and focus. Very good details and sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-03-13 5:58]

Hi Ram,difficult light but excellent exposure,a bit noised too but still a good capture of this metallic sunbird,well done. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-03-13 7:17]


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-03-13 9:28]

Hello Ram,
Nice photo of a beautiful bird in an attractive pose. Good sharpness with a little bit of noise. Fine composition too.

Ciao Ram, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful metallic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram Thakur,
You are lucky to capture this restless bird. Very good details and colors. Due to harsh Sunlight, it's very difficult to get good shot facing lens up, in India 🇮🇳. Quite well background. Nice to see, now you are using this Tamron lens. Keep shooting and you will know more about this lens.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,
Srikumar from Johannesburg

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