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Olive-Backed Sunbird

By ChiliMan
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


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.


Tags: Bird Sunbird Wildlife and nature Olive-backed sunbird Yellow-bellied sunbird Cinnyris jugularis

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25 Sep 2013 7:54PM
Well captured. Love the lighting. Nicely exposed.

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JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 8:05PM
A lovely capture
25 Sep 2013 8:15PM
Wow another lovely shot Andrew. Lucky you to have this bird visit every day. Nice to know what the red spikey thing was. Cathy
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 8:36PM
Great shot, Andrew.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 9:14PM
How perfectly beautiful, against black, in its neat frame - it seems surprised to find itself a work of art.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
25 Sep 2013 9:28PM
Absolutely wonderful how this glowing bird bursts thru the dark-- a superb finish!
25 Sep 2013 9:44PM
What a beauty it is well captured
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 9:45PM
A super capture and you sorted it very well in processing.
Regards John.
9 10 10 England
25 Sep 2013 10:39PM
Wow Andrew this is so beautiful - the presentation is well worth the work put in.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 10:40PM
Good work eliminating the background, though I am not usually in favour of this, it works extremely well here. Lovely bird, lovely image.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 10:41PM
A really well captured image here Andrew.

Love the light.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
25 Sep 2013 11:02PM
Well lit this one Andrew.
Shows of the colours well.
Super shot.
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
26 Sep 2013 12:50AM
The lighting is excellent!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Sep 2013 4:00AM
A lovely capture. Great light.........Sandy
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
26 Sep 2013 4:39AM
This is a super photo of this lovely bird Andrew !!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Sep 2013 5:50AM
What a wonderful visitor to your garden, Andrew, and a superb capture and presentation of this little beauty. Carol
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
26 Sep 2013 8:33AM
What a little beauty.
An awesome capture Andrew & the lighting is amazing, as is the detail of all the tiny feathers.
Hilary (*_*)xxxx
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 8:56AM
Good light and detail Andrew - the processing is just rightSmile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
27 Sep 2013 12:01PM
Superb shot Andrew - looks good green on black.
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 1:54PM
Gorgeous shot!
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2013 7:11PM
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
28 Sep 2013 7:03PM
Absolutely wonderful
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Sep 2013 10:45PM
Excellent...just love this chirpy chappy!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Sep 2013 11:15PM
You've caught this beautiful little bird in some wonderful light Andrew

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