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Wow…can’t believe the response to yesterday’s upload! Thanks so much, all, and HUGE thanks to Cathy (Holmewood) and Hilary (DolphinLady) for their wonderful User Awards. Awesome GrinGrin

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Now then…here’s something taken the day before the dragonfly shot. Also in the garden and with the same cam. Had a fiddle-dee-dee to (a) get it sharper and nicer-looking, and (b) get rid of the background ‘cos it was way too distracting for me.

This is a female Olive-Backed Sunbird, a daily visitor. We have other sunbirds now and then but this one is the regular.

Gonna upload and run and will catch up on your pics tomorrow. Eyelids going on strike.


**By the way, the red spiky thing in yesterday’s shot is the unopened bracts of a heliconia inflorescence. To be precise, a Heliconia latispatha.


Andrew

Camera:Canon Powershot SX500 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:720mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/5.8
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program Mode
White Balance:Auto
Title:Olive-Backed Sunbird
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:25 Sep 2013 - 7:33 PM
Tags:Bird, Cinnyris jugularis, Olive-backed sunbird, Sunbird, Wildlife / nature, Yellow-bellied sunbird
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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 - 7:54 PM

Well captured. Love the lighting. Nicely exposed.

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JuBarney
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25 Sep 2013 - 8:05 PM

A lovely capture
Ju

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 - 8:15 PM

Wow another lovely shot Andrew. Lucky you to have this bird visit every day. Nice to know what the red spikey thing was. Cathy

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TonyDy
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25 Sep 2013 - 8:36 PM

Great shot, Andrew.
Tony

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mrswoolybill
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25 Sep 2013 - 9:14 PM

How perfectly beautiful, against black, in its neat frame - it seems surprised to find itself a work of art.
Moira

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taggart
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25 Sep 2013 - 9:28 PM

Absolutely wonderful how this glowing bird bursts thru the dark-- a superb finish!

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anglingandyq
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25 Sep 2013 - 9:44 PM

What a beauty it is well captured

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 9:45 PM

A super capture and you sorted it very well in processing.
Regards John.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 10:39 PM

Wow Andrew this is so beautiful - the presentation is well worth the work put in.
Joan.

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LynneJoyce
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25 Sep 2013 - 10:40 PM

Good work eliminating the background, though I am not usually in favour of this, it works extremely well here. Lovely bird, lovely image.

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franken
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25 Sep 2013 - 10:41 PM

A really well captured image here Andrew.

Love the light.

Ken

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 11:02 PM

Well lit this one Andrew.
Shows of the colours well.
Super shot.
Mick.

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TyChee
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26 Sep 2013 - 12:50 AM

The lighting is excellent!
Ty

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Daisymaye
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26 Sep 2013 - 4:00 AM

A lovely capture. Great light.........Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Sep 2013 - 4:39 AM

This is a super photo of this lovely bird Andrew !!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 5:50 AM

What a wonderful visitor to your garden, Andrew, and a superb capture and presentation of this little beauty. Carol

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DolphinLady
26 Sep 2013 - 8:33 AM

What a little beauty.
An awesome capture Andrew & the lighting is amazing, as is the detail of all the tiny feathers.
Hilary (*_*)xxxx

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CaroleS
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26 Sep 2013 - 8:56 AM

Good light and detail Andrew - the processing is just rightSmile

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bricurtis
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27 Sep 2013 - 12:01 PM

Superb shot Andrew - looks good green on black.
Brian.

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Quoise
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27 Sep 2013 - 1:54 PM

Gorgeous shot!

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UrbaneMagick
27 Sep 2013 - 7:11 PM

Hey my mate.. jst been catching up with your photos....
brilliant stuff Andrew, love the post processing /framing & titling also!

Very well done , hope life treats you well.

Gareth Smile

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ChristineD
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28 Sep 2013 - 7:03 PM

Absolutely wonderful

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annettep38
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28 Sep 2013 - 10:45 PM

Excellent...just love this chirpy chappy!

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Glostopcat
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29 Sep 2013 - 11:15 PM

You've caught this beautiful little bird in some wonderful light Andrew

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