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The Purple Sunbird

The Purple Sunbird
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Copyright: Zahoor Ahmed (zahoor_salmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 618] (5538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, 400f5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Metallic wonders of nature 1, Dainty birds 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-24 10:46
Viewed: 2707
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Purple Sunbird, Cinnyris asiaticus, is a sunbird. The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time.

Purple Sunbird is an abundant resident breeder across tropical southern Asia from the Persian Gulf to Southeast Asia. One to three eggs are laid in a suspended nest in a tree.

Purple Sunbirds are tiny, only 10cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding.

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What a sweet capture. It's good to see the birds interacting.
Nice and crisp with a lovely soft background.

Hallo Zahoor
This is really stunning and a WOW photo. Another Wow! for a most enjoyable and sunny sight. The bright metallic colours captured on the one of these sunbirds feathers is pleasant to the eye, and in contrast of the sunny colours of the other one, makes this really a super image. The whole image consists of good focus and sharp details, is of high quality and really outstanding. The photo is jam packed with awesome detail and features. A very joyful and sunny atmosphere captured. It was lovely to look at. Kind regards

  • Great 
  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-09-24 11:20]

Hi sir,
very nice picture. nice details and composition

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  • mlgb Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 31] (125)
  • [2009-09-24 11:26]

Eyecatching metallic colors, plus it is great to see both male/female. And the geometry of the watermelon adds to the interest of the photo.

Did you do anything to change the background..I think the outline looks a little unrealistic.

Otherwise a great photo!

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-24 11:31]

What a surreal colors!!!
Great sharpness details, amazing capture.

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