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Sipping nectar

Male Olive-backed Sunbird sips nectar from a bell flower in the garden.

These tiny, hardworking birds are described as the Asian equivalent of the hummingbirds of South America, and are a joy to watch in the garden, competing with honeybees.

Sipping nectar

Male Olive-backed Sunbird sips nectar from a bell flower in the garden.

These tiny, hardworking birds are described as the Asian equivalent of the hummingbirds of South America, and are a joy to watch in the garden, competing with honeybees.

comments (15)

That is the sweetest thing! A likey for me, Ray.
Ray: Thanks, Mary. I have made many attempts to capture this bird doing this thing...they move very quickly as they are vulnerable in this position.
Meant to tell you. My photo tomorrow is dedicated to you.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 26 Jan 2008, 03:15
How cool is that, Ray! Caught in action getting drunk right before your eyes.
Ray: A serious act of gluttony, VZ!
  • Dave
  • Pennsylvania
  • 26 Jan 2008, 03:21
What a shot!
Ray: Thanks, Dave
Tis is great, but the eye is not in focus!grin
Ray: Yeh...sorry about my failure to observe the cardinal rule of wildlife photography! [grin]
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2008, 08:33
A first for me in real life or as an image, Ray! WOW! You are the Wizzrd!
Ray: I am guessing you don't get a lot of opportunity to see Asian Sunbird's doing their feeding thing, Ginnie. [grin]
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 26 Jan 2008, 10:38
absolutely stunning, no other words for itsmile
Ray: Too kind, Tim.
This is a wonderful and unique shot Ray. Very well spotted
Ray: Many failed attempts before I finally caught this one, Richard.
  • monika
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jan 2008, 11:12
Oh gosh, that's a lovely shot Ray! I am just stunned, so well captured! Goes into my likeys immediatelly!
Ray: Thank you for your kind comment, Monika.
Wow ! Just wow and a likey !!
Ray: Thank you, Maestro.
Wow! Absolutely fantastic! (:o)
Ray: This is a very encouraging comment from an expert at bird photography..thank you, Rosalyn.
  • Ellie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jan 2008, 22:36
*chuckles out loud!*

I did too, when the picture opened!

What a truly unique picture, it's wonderful.
Ray: I am so pleased you enjoyed this shot, Ellie.
what a lucky bird! Too cute!
Ray: Sunbirds are a delight to watch...you need good eyes, though, as they are very small and quick.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2008, 01:18
Funny! What a great moment. The flower is going to swallow that little guy up!
Ray: Yeh...the bird almost disappears into some flowers.
  • mickyboy
  • North Yorkshire
  • 27 Jan 2008, 20:37
Some one needs to tell this little fella hes hat is far too big. great shot
Ray: [grin] Nice comment...thanks, Mickyboy.

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sensitivity ISO200
focal length 280.0mm
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