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Searching for nectar

By Ycmah
This afternoon, while visiting the Royal Botanical garden (Sydney), I found this little fellow perched on a branch of blue agapanthus, busily searching for nectar. It was an Australian "noisy miner" common around east coast.
The miners are fond of of dangling up-side-down when foraging the flowers for nector. I hope you like it.
Best viewed in LARGE VERSION.
All comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Here are 2 URL links to noisy miner and agapanthus:
"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noisy_Miner"
"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agapanthus"

Exposure program: Manual
Exposure time: 1/60 sec
Metering mode: Center-weighted
F-stop: f/3
Focal length: 105mm
Filters: None
ISO sensitivity speed: 200
Capture format: Raw
Tripod: No

Tags: Flower Bird Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Agapanthus Noisy miner Wildlife and nature

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Comments


13 Dec 2006 2:33PM
lovely shot

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13 Dec 2006 3:43PM
This is quite brilliant; the orientation is inspired.

Terry.
beautiful and natural
timing perfect Smile
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 4:25PM
lovely image
chris
This is great, Simon. The stalks of the plant must be quite sturdy to support birds this big.

Marian

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