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The shining sunbird (well in the right light!)
A sunbird that I love to see every time I visit India. Very striking bird with its long beak. Cinneris means shining in Greek. But as you can see, this bird was in the shade.
Habitat
Urban garden
Location
Thudiyalur, Coimbatore
Date taken
July 2016
Scientific name
Cinnyris lotenius
Equipment used
Canon EOS 450D; 100-400
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Opus Editor
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What a lovely find for you Sandeep. We don't see these coming in too often.

A marvellous picture that is too my friend. Very well done lad.
 
It doesn’t matter we can’t see the iridescence - as you say, it cuts a striking and elegant figure with that bill alone!
 
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A smashing image of this Sunbird Jaysan and a great capture of it!
 

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Category
Asia, Australia & Pacific Islands
Added by
Jaysan
Date added
View count
94
Comment count
5

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS 450D
Aperture
ƒ/7.1
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/320
ISO
800
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
IMG_7554.JPG
File size
694.4 KB
Date taken
Wed, 13 July 2016 1:07 PM
Dimensions
1200px x 740px

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