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Malachite sunbird

By fotobee  
Tulbagh South Africa. A junior male Malachite sunbird (Nectarinia famosa), feeding on the nectar from our Agapanthus flowers, taken a few months ago. This is an original flower, and attracts many more sunbirds than the recently bred bred dark blue one.

I would like to thank the Readers, plus Vikram, (Bantu) for their lovely awards they gave my Anhinga yesterday. This is really appreciated, and valued. I would also like to thank Prabhusina, (prabhusina) for your esteemed award given to my "Just a dove" photo a few days ago. This is really very highly regarded, and they all contributed to making it a memorable day.

You will have to forgive me for only voting on your photo`s for the most part. All the photo`s appear "greyed out", and take ages for the colours to really be seen. 5 minutes is a very long time to wait for the photo`s to develope, especially if you view many. When I get the time, I am going to see if I cannot do better, but I thing it is the Internet speed. Have any other people experienced this ?

Regards
Martin

Tags: Wildlife and nature Malachite Sunbird Nectarinia famosa

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Comments


11 Feb 2016 9:29AM
Great detailed image & super pose, Martin
11 Feb 2016 9:57AM
I've come across a Malachite butterfly before but didn't know there was a bird as well, I just love the colours Martin, superb!

DannySmile
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
11 Feb 2016 10:56AM
A superb capture, Martyn.
This is a beautiful bird Martin and a perfect capture, stunning colours.
Carol Smile
11 Feb 2016 12:27PM
Brilliant capture Martin,fantastic colour,light and detail.

Mick.
Bantu 7 7 1 India
11 Feb 2016 12:59PM
Superb capture Martin,great photography.

Vikram
11 Feb 2016 2:22PM
Superb capture
11 Feb 2016 3:05PM
Excellent birding , Martin , love the colors and the bokeh ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
11 Feb 2016 3:33PM
A wonderful image of this beautiful bird Martin.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2016 4:18PM
I stunning species and such a great capture with magnificent colouring.

Thanks for sharing Martin

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Coen 8 5 South Africa
11 Feb 2016 6:59PM
Shot Martin!!!
gss 7 1 Romania
11 Feb 2016 9:59PM
Maybe you should try another browser, the site is loading with difficulty, voting button or like button, in general are working badly too
12 Feb 2016 8:04AM
A lovely sunbird. Well done Martin.
WesternRed.

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