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Purple Sunbird - Male

Purple Sunbird - Male
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-07 9:06
Viewed: 2685
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another shot of the male purple sunbird taken in okhla Bird Sanctuary in Noida (India).

The Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small sunbird. They primarily feed on nectar, however, they may also eat insects, especially when feeding young. They are seen in pairs or small groups and aggregations may be found in gardens with suitable flowers. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers.

The purple sunbird has distinct sexual dimorfism. The males appear all black except in some lighting when the shining purple iridescence becomes visible. Females are olive above and yellowish below.


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Nectariniidae
Genus: Cinnyris
Species: asiaticus

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Sunbird

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Hello Vinay
congratulations for the beautiful photos, excellent natural colors and great sharpness.
Excellent POV
Thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Hi Vinay,
Excellent photo and informative note. The flowers and the bird are very beautiful with good exposure and colour saturation. I would have cropped a little off on the left but a very pleasing image.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-08 3:07]

Hello Vinay,
of the serie so far this is the best one! how lovely to see the shiny feathers and excellent details of the head. The flowers really give an attractive composition.
Very well seen and well presented shot, with the soft blue sky as the background.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-10 9:26]

Hi Vinay.
You have shared a very nice shot. I like all at it. Both bird and flowers are reproduced with excellent details. Lights and colours of the shot are very nice and composition as well as POV are wonderful too. My kind regards and TFS.

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