Southern Double-collared Sunbird

This bird was found on our first group shoot in Cape Town on our South African tour this past October.

Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

500mm f/4
1/640s @ f/7.1
ISO 640
1/3 EV

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Love the signing pose and detail captured. Excellent image

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Excellent capture of this colorful sunbird. Great pose, interesting perch and a fine background to showcase this beauty.

Beautiful bird and a great pose, Chuck. I like your composition.

Gorgeous! Perfect comp, singing pose, BG, and complimentary colours.

What a beautiful bird! Colors and light are fantastic. Image quality is great, and so is the calling pose. My only nit is that I’d prefer the perch didnt cover so much of the bird’s body.

About as good as it can get. Beautiful. Well done !!!


Awesome lighting. I like this one as presented :beers::beers: …Jim

Same spot I found my first while in SA in 2010. Didn’t manage such a great shot though, I love the pose and the clean BG. Well done ! Cheers, Hans

Gorgeous image. Sharp, nice pose, nice perch, smooth background, great colors, beautiful bird. What’s not to love? :slight_smile: