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Greater Double Collared Sunbird 1 by ©   Elaine van Dyk

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© Elaine van Dyk All Rights Reserved

Sunbird – Addo Elephant Park, South Africa 2008

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm

Greater Double Collared Sunbird -Nectarinia afra


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I simply enjoy the challenges of drawing, painting, printmaking and photography. My inspiration is derived from many different sources, but mostly all from places, events and emotions I have actually experienced, and from my family and other people I have met and loved.

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  • helene
    heleneabout 6 years ago

    Whatever it is it’s gorgeous elaine

  • Yes, they really are exquisite birds. Thank you for your response, Helene.

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    almost missed this one, absolutely glorious imagery, wondrous bird and those colours are out of this world. beautiful picture, so beautifully composed. hugsxxx

  • Thanks so much Hilary.

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning image of this beautiful and colourful little bird!

  • Thanks very much Krys!

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • StacyLee
    StacyLeeabout 6 years ago

    Incredible creature!!!

  • I agree whole-heartedly. These must be amongst my favourite of the small birds that I’ve come across. Thanks for the feedback.

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandalmost 6 years ago

    Just awesosme love it!

  • Rita, thanks very much for commenting. I’m pleased you like it.

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • MaryO
    MaryOalmost 6 years ago

    Welcome back Elaine.
    A beauty of a picture. Lovely colours.

  • MaryO, thank you very much for acknowledging my return. It was a great holiday, with many wonderful animals and landscapes to see!

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • butterflyashes
    butterflyashesalmost 6 years ago

    Never seen one of these before!! Their very beautiful little birds!! Great shot!!!!

  • Much appreciated kimberleigh sarah! They certainly are beautiful.

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • Sandra Chung
    Sandra Chungalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Looks like a variety of humming bird, or a nectar eater! (Welcome home)

  • Thanks Sandra. I believe these are the African equivalent of humming birds. They’re really tiny.

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • LindaMcCarthy
    LindaMcCarthyalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing color and detail and what a great perspective! Beautiful work.

  • Very encouraging feedback! Thank you so much LindaMcCarthy.

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • Hippo
    Hippoalmost 6 years ago

    FANTASTIC shot! What a beautiful bird.
    You should add this to the group “The Birds” – someone there should know what it is…

  • Glad you like it Hippo, and thanks for the suggestion – I’ve now joined the group and added both my Sunbird pics!

    – © Elaine van Dyk

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