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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: 2014-08-08
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-03 6:36
Viewed: 1729
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Purple-rumped Sunbird or Leptocoma zeylonica is a sunbird endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. Like other sunbirds, they are small in size, feeding mainly on nectar but sometimes take insects, particularly when feeding young. They can hover for short durations but usually perch to feed. They build a hanging pouch nest made up of cobwebs, lichens and plant material. Males are brightly coloured but females are olive above and yellow to buff below.
This is a Purple-rumped Sunbirds are tiny at less than 10 cm long. They have medium-length thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to their nectar feeding. Purple-rumped Sunbirds are sexually dimorphic. The males have a dark maroon upperside with a blue-green crown that is visible in some angles.
(From Wikipedia)

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hallo Joy
beautiful picture with good details and super colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-11-03 6:55]

Hello Joy,
Nice photo of this Purple-rumped Sunbird in beautiful colours and fine sharpness. Good that you took the whole flower in the composition. Attractive pose with eye contact.

Hello Joydeb Da- Very restless bird. Not an easy task to capture. Very well captured with good colour and details. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

Hello Joydeb,
Hope you are well. This is another top quality shot of this fine species of sunbird in a flowery surrounding with a superb focus. The eye shines like the real one. The hibiscus flower looks splendid in a fine blend of light and shade, thanks a lot for sharing a classic shot, take care
warm regards/Abid.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-11-03 10:15]

Hello Joybed

Very nice image, very nice lighting, beautiful colors, very nice composition with the flower upsidedown. Thanks for sharing.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-03 10:44]

Hi Joy,the composition is very original and truly loveable,very bright colors and fine detail,great exposure of the different light levels.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Joy, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful colors, excellent clarity, splendid light and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Interesting shot, Joydeb.
The eye of the bird looks beautiful.
Good compo with the Chinese Rose.

Hello Joydeb,
I missed a while, during which time you posted some great images with superb birds. This photo is also extremely clear and has perfect details.

Hi Joydeb,

Beautiful and colorful. The flower provides scale. Best regards
Merry Christmas

Hello Joy

You captured the Purple-rumped Sunbird at its best pose
with his very expressive glance on the eye, with great
focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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