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Old Monday 13th August 2018, 18:34   #1
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Tiny hummingbird/Subird?

Friend forwarded me this picture, I believe it's been on the internet a while and done the rounds. Does anybody know what it is? It's Bee Hummingbird tiny but I didn't know of any hummer this colour, all I could think is some kind of sunbird?

Anybody know? Is it even real?
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It's a photo shopped Sunbird with the tail of another species added, a fake photo.
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It's a photo shopped Sunbird with the tail of another species added, a fake photo.
Ahhh I thought something was not quite right! Had me searching image after image and just couldn't place it. Sometimes the internet giveth and sometimes it taketh away. Today it took away an hour of my life I wont have back, *shakes fist*
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Nope, it's real...a real photo of a paper sculpture of a Crimson Topaz, that is. All you need to do is do a reverse image search. https://www.deviantart.com/nvillustr...irds-749089496
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Nope, it's real...a real photo of a paper sculpture of a Crimson Topaz, that is. All you need to do is do a reverse image search. https://www.deviantart.com/nvillustr...irds-749089496
Ah a twist in the story! I've learnt two things exist today, "reverse image search" and "Crimson Topaz". The fact it's a sculpture explains the size and the "not quite right" aspect of it but lovely to now see that it was based on a real bird, I always hoped it was which is why I've tried so hard to ID it. Thank you.
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