Greater Double Collared Sunbird 2 by ©   Elaine van Dyk


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© Elaine van Dyk All Rights Reserved

Sunbird – Addo Elephant Park, South Africa 2008

Greater Double Collared Sunbird -Nectarinia afra

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

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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  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    absolutely glorious macro, what a fantastic bird, sunbird suits him fine, those colors are magnificent, well done hugsxxx

  • It’s so lovely to get your enthusiastic response Hilary thank you! I just love the Sunbirds and always look forward to seeing them.

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • MaryO
    MaryOabout 6 years ago

    Such an amazing coloring.
    You’ve made a fabulous picture.

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 6 years ago

    glorious colour

  • Sandra Chung
    Sandra Chungabout 6 years ago

    African Double Collared Sunbird. :) Lovely photograph!

  • Bernd
    Berndabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful image, Elaine.

  • Thanks muchly, Bernd!

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • Sabine Spiesser
    Sabine Spiesserabout 6 years ago

    Great shot, the feathers really shimmer in the light.
    According to Roberts “Birds of South Africa” it is the male Black-bellied Sunbird. The other similar ones have a yellow 1/4 moon above the red (~right angles to blue/purple band) (1975 version of the book – it may have changed since then)

  • ©   Elaine van Dyk
    © Elaine van...about 6 years ago

    Thanks for your imput, Sabine. I really appreciate it. Yeah, my sister and I were looking through that book, but this bird doesn’t have a black belly – it is actually a fawny colour below the red. There were about three that looked similar, and we went from one to the other not quite sure……

  • Sandra Chung
    Sandra Chungabout 6 years ago
  • Sandra Chung
    Sandra Chungabout 6 years ago

    Oops, Greater Double Collared. sheepish grin

  • That’s fine, Sandra – I didn’t have it quite correct myself! But I really appreciate your help.

    – © Elaine van Dyk

  • georgiegirl
    georgiegirlabout 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous bird… whatever it’s official name!

  • It’s good to get some feedback from you georgiegirl – thanks.

    – © Elaine van Dyk

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