Purple rumped sunbird
|Copyright: Dinu Konanur (Dinu)
|Date Taken: 2010-10-07|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8|
|Exposure: f/3.3, 1/80 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-11-08 3:52|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The purple rumped Sunbird is a regular visitor to my garden and these are found in large numbers in our area. One of them had even made a nest 2-3 years ago. This is the male bird showing the purple on its neck but the female birds do not have that. They are easily distinguishable. They love the flowers of Holmskioldia shrub. They look for nectar and their beaks are designed for such things. They even make a hole in hibiscus flowers at its base to drink nectar! Then during its nesting season, they catch little insects and take them to feed their young - this is my observation from that nest it made. It is a beautiful little bird. |
I shot this from a close distance of about 6 ft. or so, from inside the room window. I had to be very still.
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Fine shot Dinu! I love the powerful colors here! The image seems a bit overexposed, but just a bit! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day!