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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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Votes:83
Voters:handlerstudio · S_Psharma · Daisymaye · WesternRed · Ray12 · Potra · CarolG · HarrietH · Diggeo · dven · ugly · bobsblues · Andysnapper · ColleenA · WhiteRose1 · kathrynlouise · fificat100 · Caziwinkles · Nikonuser1 · andylea · mossy · phillG · LynneJoyce · M_squared · barbarahirst · jdinne · canonfan · nonur · RobertTurley · Badgerfred · User_Removed · User_Removed · fentiger · rayme330 · saeidNL · Mavis · EileenH · marshfam19 · lonely_oryx · PattiW · williamsloan · digital_boi · achieverswales · chrissie3 · DicksPics · NDODS · georgiepoolie · Lynniesefforts · AlexAppleby · annettep38 · luckybry · mikbee · Lillian · pks · xwang · moiral · ValeryAst · taggart · hasslebladuk · JuBarney · Mike_Smith · GeorgePlatis · myrab · capto · Philip_H · ChiliMan · netta1234 · stuart1963 · ali63 · SUE118 · Rock · Fefe · 213hardy · alligatorpants · Bzox · Holmewood · Joline · jovanovic · BIGRY1 · Ayoob · Jenny-D · Glostopcat · Buddhadev ·
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 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  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 4:24 AM

Beautiful well captured shots v2 is better.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye 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 Plus Member 4WesternRed 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  2 Venezuela
13 Sep 2013 - 5:27 AM

V2 is great Herman.
M

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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  2 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 5:51 AM

Two very beautifful images, Herman!!

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 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 Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 6:41 AM

Nice work Herman, an interesting bird.

Andy

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3305 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 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 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 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 Plus Member 3421 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
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 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:11 AM

2 great captures Herman, great looking birdSmile


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mossy
mossy  246 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.


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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 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 Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:41 AM

What a pretty bird....

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jdinne
jdinne  12 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 Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 - 7:49 AM

Fantastic capture Herman. Love the pose in V2
Jim

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:59 AM

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

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

Pleased to make it 30 Herman,
Fred.

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sparrowhawk Plus Member 6272 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 8:31 AM

top work my friend!!

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 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  5 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 Plus Member 13143 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
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 - 9:23 AM

Two lovely captures V1 Smile

Eileen

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lonely_oryx
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 Plus Member 4williamsloan 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  7 United Kingdom
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 Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 11:55 AM

Two lovely images of this beautiful bird, Herman.

Richard

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts 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 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 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 Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 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 Plus Member 6Lillian 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  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 3:56 PM

Sunbird? Oh..Nice to meet you!Grin

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
13 Sep 2013 - 4:12 PM

Pretty little bird and nicely captured. Moira

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ValeryAst  3 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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13 Sep 2013 - 5:03 PM

Cracking shot
mike

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 5:25 PM

Lovely shots and the flower too
Ju

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Mike_Smith Plus Member 8231 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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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 Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 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 Plus Member 3253 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 7:32 PM

Two great imagesSmile
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ali63 Plus Member 3685 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 Plus Member 7SUE118 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 Plus Member 13Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
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 Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 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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13 Sep 2013 - 10:33 PM

What a lovely bird Herman. V1 for me. Cathy

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16 Sep 2013 - 8:21 AM

Excellent......GrinGrinGrin

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Buddhadev
Buddhadev  3 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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