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Crimson Sunbird

Crimson Sunbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Wong (whkee) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 23] (343)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Caono 70-200/2.8L IS, 1.4X
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Red Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-16 21:37
Viewed: 12544
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crimson Sunbird on Ginger flower, taken around noon time at Mandai Orchird Garden. ISO 800.
Handheld shot, thanks to Canon IS technology!
Image cropped & PS Sharpen!

NB: compare to my last posting, this is a fully grown adult Crimson Sunbird!

All comemts are welcome!
and thanks for viewing!

Ninfa, japie, RAP, Robbrown, Oldtree, sandpiper2, extramundi, AndyB, Luc, livios, Janice, Alan_Kolnik, NitzanCK, szatanowska has marked this note useful
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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2004-09-16 23:19]
  • [2]

Hola nuevamente Mike, qué bonita foto: Admirable the beauty of this bird, like it changes with their growth and to become an extremely beautiful bird, it captures my attention the easiness that has to pose on the surface of the petals of the flower that to have an appearance to slide, I imagine that it is a very slight bird, their fingernails should be very strong also. To what does it distance from the bird you took this beautiful picture?. Cordial greetings. *Ninfa Urania*

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-17 6:16]
  • [2]

My only comments to this is that it is stunning and it is going to my favourites. Thanks for posting.

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  • Verti Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 12] (99)
  • [2004-09-17 7:36]
  • [2]

Amazingly clear shot. Beautiful bird. Funny how the hook on the petal is trying to emulate a bird's beak.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-17 7:48]
  • [2]

Gran imagen Mike... espectacular correlato de tu anterior captura.
Coloracion, encuadre, profundidad.... todo realmente excelente.
Gracias por compartirla con nosotros.

Great image Mike... spectacular correlate of your previous capture.
Coloration, frame, depth.... everything really excellent.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Mike, Very nice photo of this Sunbird with excellent colors,detail & composition. Great photo!

WOW! This is a superb catch. The colours details and background all blend in to this exceptional posting. Masterpiece.

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  • Darren Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 50] (245)
  • [2004-09-17 12:57]
  • [2]

Very nice capture of what appears to be a very tiny bird. Nothing to add or suggest, other than to say that the catchlight provided by the flash adds very nicely too. Good one.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-17 13:43]
  • [2]

amazing shot Mike. very well done, it's great.

I'm simple stunned by the beauty of this shot Mike. Because of the shallow DOF the bird almost seems to be in 3D. Amazing sharpness the colour.

Beautifully caught this Mike, maybe another F stop higher would of got the tail in as well, but it is still a cracking image

Hi Mike,

thanks for posting such an excotic and beautiful bird. You have worked very well here.

This is a stuning photo, so crisp and detailed. Good composition, brilliant.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-09-17 20:13]
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What can I say about an image that is as lovely as this? Gorgeous bird and super rendering.

Great one. I want more.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-09-18 13:24]
  • [2]

A very nice shot.
Excellent colours and details,great DoF.
A great capture.
very well done.


2 points d'entrer juste pour la beauté des couleurs !

rien a rajouter si ce n'est que j'attend la suite avec impatience :)

good job!

Hi Mike ..What a lovely bird you have there.i like the red breast of the bird..his eye look very unhappy.the DOF is great..very sharp and cool picture.

Your picture is beautiful, Mike!
The detail and the lights are excellent!
I would make a slight crop from the right side of the picture(for the better composition, however it's okay).

I will eat those colors....splendid!!
I love birds too in my part of the planet.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-14 5:36]
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I missed this in my OFf time from the site. What can I say, this is just spot on, the type of picture I am aimung for too. Even with your great equipment, it is the man behind the camera that decides.How does this look mirrored?

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-10-24 5:19]

My eyes are very happy when they look at your Crimson. It has the "Wow effect". Thanks for showing us your images.

Splandid shot great details and colors

Mike, great shot, great colors, great bird.



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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2004-11-15 5:47]

Mike what an excellent composition - you have an amzing way of catching the birds. Well done. I love it. Janice

Another beautifully sharp image, with the red sillouhetted for extra vibrancy against the green backdrop. Did you run this through any noise reduction software like NeatImage?

Very,very nice photo.
Beautiful bird.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-05-30 22:27]

Wow wonderful capture.With perfect lighting&good details.Thanks for sharing.

A very nice picture ,
A perfect BG .
Great pic



What a beautiful bird! And the flower is very nice too. I like the clarity pf the picture, very nice shot.

WOW! What a nice shot! I wish we have birds like this in Québec. How can he stands on this flower petal? How big is it? Thanks for this nice picture!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-01-26 15:02]


I've seen many of beautiful pictures of this bird, but this is the best!
Beautiful light.

Regards, Peter

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-24 7:05]

Hi Mike,

Wonderful combination of colors and excellent sharpness in this capture. My compliments!


amazing little jewel, TFS Ori

Hello MIke.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

What strikes me most in this shot is the excellent colours. ALso good posture and the shine in the eye makes the picture lively. Great shot.

WOW! red color is parfact excellent Coloration, frame, depth.

  • rufous03 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 14 N: 212] (1366)
  • [2010-07-05 20:26]

very nice capture. the color is brilliant and detail is good

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