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Crimson Sunbirds


Crimson Sunbirds
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-21 10:56
Viewed: 2811
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Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crimson Sunbirds (Aethopyga siparaja) are tiny, only 11 cm long and resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India to Indonesia and the Philippines. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding. 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.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-21 11:18]

Hi Joy,what a top class capture! A perfect pic despite hte difficult location and light,the details are fantastic and the very red us very bright,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-21 11:47]

Hello Joydeb.
Beautiful and interesting composition for this nice bird and flowers . Very good pose, colors, DOF and details . Regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-21 11:51]

Hello Joy,
What a splendid photo! The colours are brigth and amazing in contrast. The blurred background is wonderful too. Great sharpness, details and taken from a very good POV. Attractive composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Joydeb,
I fully agree with Peter's critique above and, as an accomplished bird photographer, he would know. The colours are fantastic and so are the sharpness, POV, composition and exposure. What a beautiful image.
Neels

Oh JOYDEB this is AMAZING and my favorite today!!! Vibrant reds and awesome POV, just splendid!! and of course excellent detail and presentation

This bird has always eluded me, Joydeb. A few times when it appeared before me, I always lost it, thanks to the cumbersome auto-focus shenanigans the zoom lenses are prone to. The bird disappeared in the meanwhile!
You have, on the contrary, obtained a superb shot of it and that too on a drooping red flower that matches up with the colour of the bird and adds great visual appeal to the image as a whole.
Bravo!
Ram

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-21 18:35]

Hello Joy,
What a gorgeous image!!!! This beautiful sunbird could not have picked a finer flower to perch on then this bright red bloom which compliments the birds breast wonderfully. A pleasure to view such a stunning photo.
Ron

Hi Joy
好久不見 近來好嗎
照的很清晰 很漂亮的鳥
色彩鮮豔無比 姿態更是巧立 連花都可以照這樣的清楚
真是沒有話說 真是太棒了
最困難的是主體清晰 旁邊的襯景卻很模糊
真是太完美的作品
謝謝分享
STONE

Joy,
This another great picture from you.
Really a superb image in all the sense.
Light, sharpness and colour all are best quality.
Red jaba and lal palok darun.
best wishes,
samiran da

Hello Joydeb
A superb photo in brilliant colours.
Excellent composition and detail, good setting.
An incredible bird too.
regards yiannis

nice nectar robbery, thebird doesn't go through the lfower edge and pollen, TFS Ori

Hello Joydeb,
This one is a very good photo. Nice natural colors and excellent focus as usual. Perfect composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity. What a colorful specie is this Crimson Sunbird......
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Super shot Chaudhury!
Loved the bright red and superb sharpness and you have captured it perfectly. Well done!
Best Regards

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-22 5:03]

Did the bird was all more beautiful than a beautiful flower Joy..regards..

Hi Joydeb,
this is really a wonderful pic with the red bird on a red flower. astonishing sharpness and clarity of your pic. Great!!
Pierre

WOW!! Amazing bird, amazing scene and amazing photo Joy! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Ciao Joy, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Joy,
What a marvellous macro capture of such a beautiful sunbird! Excellent DOF, wonderful POV, superb sharp details, and splendid natural coloration! Great work, my friend, and thanks. Have a great day!
John

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-22 7:36]

Hi,
Good to see this lovely bird..so colorful...position is not ideal..may be you will lucky again. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hi Joy,
beautiful photo. Amazing colours. Perfect composition and presentation. Congratulations,
Maciek

hallo Joy
great sharpness and super good light on this composition
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-23 4:58]

Hello Joy,
Colorful bird-shot! How interesting both, bird and flower, with a most beautiful red.
We cannot miss this shot, it is so striking!
Well seen and well done!
Kind regards
Anne

Hello Joydeb Da,
Beautiful picture.Like its colour and pose.Ful-take ekhane LONKA-JOBA bole.Like its sharpness and light.Well managed BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

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