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I caught this beauty feeding on a Protea flower in the reserve on Wednesday.
V2- not a good focus but better pose Smile
A huge thank you to Colleen, Billy, Netta and Mike for their UA's as well as everyone who voted and commented on yesterday's photo !! Much appreciated !
Have a super Friday and great weekend !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Sep 2013 - 10:05 AM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Female Sunbird
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:13 Sep 2013 - 4:04 AM
Tags:Bontebok national park, Protea, Sunbird, Swellendam, Wildlife / nature
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 1handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 4:17 AM

Great image Herman. V2 is a great pose, even if a bit soft. That is quite a flower!

Peter

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 4:24 AM

Beautiful well captured shots v2 is better.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 4:36 AM

V1 for me, sharper. Like her little yellow bottom.......Sandy

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 2WesternRed vcard Australia
13 Sep 2013 - 4:51 AM

A lovely capture V2 with a two in one. Wonderful flower and spot on with the bird. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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Potra
Potra e2 Member Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Sep 2013 - 5:27 AM

V2 is great Herman.
M

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 5:48 AM

Such a pretty bird, Herman, and two good captures. Carol

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 5:51 AM

Two very beautifful images, Herman!!

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 6:37 AM

A very colourful bird Herman well captured.Smile
Rob

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 6:41 AM

Nice work Herman, an interesting bird.

Andy

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1123 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 6:57 AM

Morning Herman, a sliver of sun at 7am and now thick overcast weather.... what a cute image of the bird on a protea...great capture, that reserve sounds like a great day out

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 6:58 AM

Posing well, Herman, and sharp is better for me.

Dave

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:01 AM

Lovely flower and bird Herman, love the pose in V2 GrinGrin

Kathryn

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:03 AM

Lovely shots of this very pretty bird, Herman. V1 best for me.

Lavina

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Caziwinkles
13 Sep 2013 - 7:11 AM

Fab images Herman - V2 a little soft but the pose is great. A nice splash of colour from the protea. Smile

Carol

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:11 AM

2 great captures Herman, great looking birdSmile


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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:23 AM

Agree with you Herman V2 is the better pose, pesky birds do have a habit of moving just when we press the shutter. I like the detail in the first shot, a rich mix of tones and colours, probably not so noticable to the naked eye.


brian.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:30 AM

Wretched creatures never cooperate do they? Haven't they read all the photography manuals?

Two good images even if 2 is a bit blurry.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:41 AM

What a pretty bird....

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jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 10jdinne vcard England
13 Sep 2013 - 7:42 AM

Nice Herman V1 for me although agree v2 the better pose.

John

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 - 7:49 AM

Fantastic capture Herman. Love the pose in V2
Jim

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:59 AM

V1 is asuper shot, Herman. Different and so beautiful.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
13 Sep 2013 - 8:01 AM

Pleased to make it 30 Herman,
Fred.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 8:31 AM

top work my friend!!

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 8:37 AM

Two excellent shots of this lovely bird, Herman.

Ray

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 9:05 AM

Two fantastic and excellent capture,Herman .very well done,
Saeid

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 9:12 AM

How good to capture the Sunbird on the protea Herman. Great captures xx

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EileenH
13 Sep 2013 - 9:23 AM

Two lovely captures V1 Smile

Eileen

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 10:21 AM

Love the pose in v2

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digital_boi
13 Sep 2013 - 11:17 AM

shame with v2 on the sharpness front Herman but V1 makes up for it

Graham GrinGrinGrin

Have a good weekend

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 11:19 AM

two beauties Herman that's the first sun bird i have seen.


billy

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achieverswales
13 Sep 2013 - 11:30 AM

V1 also for me Herman, new one again on me.

Regards

Trev.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
13 Sep 2013 - 11:44 AM

Lovely picture - you are so blessed to have birds like this in your garden.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 11:55 AM

Two lovely images of this beautiful bird, Herman.

Richard

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 2Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
13 Sep 2013 - 12:22 PM


Quote: V1 for me, sharper. Like her little yellow bottom.......Sandy

Lovely images Herman GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 12:52 PM

the perch is a wonderful as the bird. et even Brian can't make them do that WinkWink

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 2:02 PM

Good colours Herman.
A shame you could not get the pose in V1 though !!
Mick.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 2:05 PM

Two lovely images Herman, and V1 is for me
Lillian

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 3:56 PM

Sunbird? Oh..Nice to meet you!Grin

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
13 Sep 2013 - 4:12 PM

Pretty little bird and nicely captured. Moira

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
13 Sep 2013 - 4:28 PM

Both pictures are good, Herman, but I like the pose in V2 a bit moreSmile
Regards Valery

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 5:03 PM

Cracking shot
mike

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 5:25 PM

Lovely shots and the flower too
Ju

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 699 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 5:58 PM

Beautiful Bird these Herman, you caught two nice shots here

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 6:03 PM

Excellent captures and wonderful compositions!
George

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13 Sep 2013 - 6:36 PM

An opportunity too good to miss.Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:06 PM

Lovely captures, Herman Smile

Not a sunbird I've seen here!

Andrew

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2113 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:32 PM

Two great imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2452 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:40 PM

2 great shots Herman.

Ali SmileSmileSmile

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:43 PM

Superb shots and so glad she looked at you, a very pretty bird.

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Rock
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13 Sep 2013 - 8:05 PM

We certainly would welcome a Sunbird today as it is simply pouring down.
Tomorrow is the last day of Lawn Bowling for the season and after the roll-up we have a Faith Tea.

Grand shot.

Rock

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 8:25 PM

V1 for me, I like the sharper one and the pose is still niceGrin
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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 - 10:33 PM

What a lovely bird Herman. V1 for me. Cathy

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Ayoob
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16 Sep 2013 - 8:21 AM

Excellent......GrinGrinGrin

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Buddhadev
Buddhadev  1 India
27 Sep 2013 - 2:31 AM

V2 better......
This kind of bird have an extraordinary flying technic like huming bird..

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