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Old Jul 17, 2008, 3:13 PM   #1
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America got it's adorable hummers, but in Africa you find the Sunbirds occupying the same ecological niche. This one was very cooperative. Greater double collared sunbird, F70-210mm @210mm and 1/500 sec f8.

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Old Jul 17, 2008, 4:09 PM   #2
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Great capture of the green in the bird, almost looks like metal.

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Old Jul 17, 2008, 4:25 PM   #3
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Fantastic detail! Looking forward to more of Africa's fauna and flora.

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Perfectly sharp Kjell, very detailed.

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Old Jul 17, 2008, 5:17 PM   #5
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Wow! Lovely picture, a pretty bird, perfect focus, what more can you ask for? Thanks for sharing him with us.
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bilybianca wrote:
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America got it's adorable hummers, but in Africa you find the Sunbirds occupying the same ecological niche. This one was very cooperative. Greater double collared sunbird, F70-210mm @210mm and 1/500 sec f8.

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Wow hummer remote cousins in SA!!! And you have got it in such details.
Africa is a birdie shooters' heaven. They are probably quite friendly to human being who are the minority there
Look forward to seeing more of your images when you have a chance to process/compile them

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Old Jul 17, 2008, 7:13 PM   #7
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Hi Kjell,

I don't think it gets any better than this. A great capture of a very impressive subject, in a very exotic (for me, at least) setting.

I think nothing enhances a great experience more than capturing some of the best moments with some top-shelf images, so the experience can be vividly relived many times over.

Very well done!

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Another great image. Those highly reflective metallic colors can be hard to capture in direct sunlight.
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Beautiful!
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Old Jul 22, 2008, 5:07 AM   #10
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Those highly reflective metallic colors can be hard to capture in direct sunlight.
Here's another shiny thing, a Glossy Starling (exact species hard to determine from this photo).

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