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Palestine Sunbird (Male)

Palestine Sunbird (Male)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-11 12:02
Viewed: 1705
Points: 16
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I was thrilled to photograph this beautiful male sunbird while visiting Israel. I had seen photographs of this lovely bird here on TN which helped me to immediately recognize it.

I didn't have much time for nature photography since I was touring with 80 other people. Our days were extremely busy and planned out, but I did manage a few shots which I will share with you in the next few weeks.

Sunbirds remind me of hummingbirds on steroids, although they don't fly like them at all. I love their iridescent colors and long curve bills. This particular bird seemed to like visiting the flowers which grew along the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

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Hello Ron,
Nice to see this beautiful Sunbird from your recent trip.They are very fast and difficult to capture. Once I captured a flying one in KNP.
Excellent color and details.
Thanks for showing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-11 12:55]

Waaw Ron! The brightness of the metallic plumage is fantastic! What a top quality pic,absolutely perfect,great colors and sharpness despite the difficult light,magnificent capture of this sunbird on a Verbena flowers.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely bird in bice pose, fantastic metallic colors, spendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-03-12 3:06]
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A beautiful specimen, expertly captured. Well done!, Ron!

These are quite common here. Every speech we have at least one pair nest in our garden.

The plant is a Lantana [Verbenaceae}, which is not active to Israel.

Are you still in IsraeL? Hope you have had a good visit.


hallo Ron
very nice picture with beautiful colours and good sharpness
i like this shot
thanks gr lou

Ron, this is a fabulous picture of a Sunbird you captured in Israel during your recent trip. This looks familiar to us orientals -- the Sunbird and the lantana bush it is perched on. I wonder if you have lantana in the US.
Looking forward to seeing more pics from your trip.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-13 6:48]

Hi Ron,
Nice shot of a beautiful sunbird.
Amazing natural colors and good composition with excellent sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello there Mr. Ron,

This is quite an exceptional close up shot, the details are wonderful. The metallic blue colors of the bird seems like an armor like a black knight in a bird form, beautiful. Thanks for sharing!


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