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Mrs Sunbird at a feeding station Smile
V2 - I was just to late but she actually ate a spider from inside this old cowbell at our front gate !
Thanx a lot for every person who voted and commented on my Bush Beauties yesterday - much appreciated !!
Have a Super Tuesday !!

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:10 Aug 2013 - 5:32 PM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mrs Sunbird
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:27 Aug 2013 - 3:43 AM
Tags:Female Sunbird, South africa, Swellendam, Wildlife / nature
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 4:29 AM

Very beautiful v1 is the winner.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 4:31 AM

V1 I think is "prettier", Herman, but as a photo, I prefer V2.

More dramatic and unusual.

Peter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 5:38 AM

Very pretty birds, Herman, two lovely captures. Carol

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
27 Aug 2013 - 6:11 AM

Two great captures with magic colour. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 6:32 AM

Lovely shots, what a beautiful bird.

Andy

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Margaret101
27 Aug 2013 - 6:40 AM

Two lovely shots but I think for me v2 wins it for me by a close margin!

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 6:49 AM

Can we have one here, please? plenty of large spiders, it's almost September!!! WinkGrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By cats_123 at 27 Aug 2013 - 6:49 AM

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 6:49 AM

Morning Herman, a miserable day weather wise in CT. Two lovely captures...one of my favourite birds.

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debu
debu  4 India
27 Aug 2013 - 6:51 AM

Excellent images.
debu

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 6:56 AM

Both are lovely. V1 - a charmer in his colourful setting SmileSmile

Lavina

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:04 AM

V2 for me today Herman,

Ali SmileSmile

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Caziwinkles
27 Aug 2013 - 7:09 AM

A colourful chap in V1 - V2 has the photographic appeal though. Two great images Herman. Smile

Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:22 AM

two wonderful detailed captures herman brilliant colours and tones v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:24 AM

Two great images Herman but V2 just gets it for me too Grin

Kathryn

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:34 AM

2 Super images and what a pretty bird.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
27 Aug 2013 - 7:36 AM

You took pictures of really cute creatures, Herman, at the time, while I was messing around with my spiders ...Wink
Regards Valery

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2185 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:49 AM

Two great images HermanSmile
NettaSmile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 7:52 AM

Although image number one is not as sharp as it could be one can still admire the beauty of this wonderful little bird Herman.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Aug 2013 - 7:58 AM

Fine captures Herman,
Fred.

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 8:11 AM

Two lovely images but no1 is not really very sharp

dven

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achieverswales
27 Aug 2013 - 8:16 AM

V1 for me Herman beautiful bird.

Regards

Trev.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
27 Aug 2013 - 8:43 AM

Great pictures - lovely bright flowers too. I like v2 as it is a snapshot of the birds life.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 8:47 AM

Excellent work Herman! Two beautiful images in every aspect!
George

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:00 AM

Two fine shot, Herman, I like them both.

Ray

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:32 AM

It's colour all the way today, Herman - I love these shots of Madame Sunbird!

Richard

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:32 AM

I also like both, Herman. V1 is beautiful and V2 is something unusual to see.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:40 AM

2 great images Herman, V1 for me the sunbird against the reds of the plants is greatSmile


Cliff

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 9:53 AM

Two great captures Smile

Eileen

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:24 AM

Two superb images, love them

Hugh

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:45 AM

V1 is lovely but just a tad soft Herman - Like the unusual angle in V2. They're sharing the vote cos I like them both.Smile
Joan.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 10:46 AM

Two fine captures Herman. V1 for me for the colours. Cathy

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:22 AM

You weren't too late to capture these wonderful colours that give a great contrasting background Herman, a lovely image.

Tish

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:24 AM

V2 for me. Great capture

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
27 Aug 2013 - 12:04 PM

Two superb images Herman, but I love the unusual capture of V2SmileSmile
Effrossini

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capto
capto e2 Member 21153 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 2:10 PM

Lovely bird, v2 for me.Smile

ivor

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
27 Aug 2013 - 2:55 PM

V2 also for me Herman think its great.

John

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rariyanto99
27 Aug 2013 - 3:47 PM

excellent macro, very sharp and detail..Roy

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digital_boi
27 Aug 2013 - 3:48 PM

v2 for me also Herman nice one

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 5:19 PM

V1 is my winner too, but both are great picsGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 5:28 PM

Two fine shots and V1 is so lovely & colourful, but for me it is better viewed smaller.
Ju

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 5:44 PM

Two great shots Herman, i like V2 here, i see these are nectar feeders, i thought that would be the case with shape of the beak. And they also take spiders and insects. Its great to see the birds in your country that we probably never see otherwise

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AlexAppleby
27 Aug 2013 - 7:15 PM

Love the colourful flowers and how it is posing in just the right place!

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
27 Aug 2013 - 11:37 PM

That's a pretty ladybird, Herman.
M

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anglingandyq
28 Aug 2013 - 12:24 AM

Stunning Herman

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
28 Aug 2013 - 1:50 AM

What a pretty lady Herman.. 2 lovely images GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 - 5:11 AM

Splendid shots Herman! V2 has the edge for me today!
But they are rather beautiful...
IB

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footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 8:46 AM

These birds are at the top of my list,great shots Herman!
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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
29 Aug 2013 - 8:34 AM

TWO EXCELLENT SHOTS.....GrinGrinGrin

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