Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Purple-Rumped Sunbird
Purple-Rumped Sunbird

Two weeks back I posted a blog on Purple-Rumped Sunbird. Here are few more photographs of the male Purple-Rumped Sunbird hanging from the small thorny shrub taken during the same day. I used 1/320th of second and f/6.3 aperture to capture these birds at ISO 1250. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark III with my Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM and Canon EF 2X III Extender.

Purple-Rumped Sunbird
Purple-Rumped Sunbird

This male was quite acrobatic. He was looking under every leaf for caterpillars and spiders. Most of his search was in this upside down position.

Purple-Rumped Sunbird
Purple-Rumped Sunbird

I had taken these shots in burst mode and 5 frames per second given by Canon EOS 5D Mark III was quite sufficient to capture most of his actions. Male Purple-rumped Sunbirds have violet patches on the throat and rump which you can see below. For more details on the bird have a look at my earlier blog Purple-Rumped Sunbird.

Purple-Rumped Sunbird
Purple-Rumped Sunbird

I am taking a well deserved long vacation next week along with my family. So I will not be blogging next week. See you all week after that.

EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/5.6 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Taken : 30 December, 2012 | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 600mm | ISO : 1250 | Location : 12° 55.3451′ 0″ N 74° 51.989′ 0″ E | Shutter speed : 1/320s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/5.6 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Taken : 30 December, 2012 | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 600mm | ISO : 1250 | Location : 12° 55.3451′ 0″ N 74° 51.989′ 0″ E | Shutter speed : 1/320s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/5.6 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Taken : 30 December, 2012 | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 600mm | ISO : 1250 | Location : 12° 55.3451′ 0″ N 74° 51.989′ 0″ E | Shutter speed : 1/320s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/5.6 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Taken : 30 December, 2012 | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 600mm | ISO : 1250 | Location : 12° 55.3451′ 0″ N 74° 51.989′ 0″ E | Shutter speed : 1/320s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.

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