It was late in the evening and light was not sufficient for any meaningful hand held bird photography. I saw the male Loten’s Sunbird(Cinnyris lotenius) on a Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) plant searching for nectar in the nearby flowers. I had my Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM on Canon EOS 7D. The dark dried pod of Peacock Flower was giving a nice silhouette against the setting sun. So I under exposed by 2 stops to get this result with only outline of the bird, complimented by the dried pod. I was on ISO 200 which gave a very sharp outline without any noise.
EXIF info – Aperture : ƒ/8 | Camera : Canon EOS 7D | Taken : 21 March, 2010 | Exposure bias : +1EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 300mm | ISO : 200 | Location : 12° 55′ 19.761239991788″ N 74° 51′ 57.39768019884″ E | Shutter speed : 1/180s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.