The sunbird was a regular visitor to our garden in July when I was last at home. It would make an appearance almost every evenings and move amongst the bushes feeding. I made several attempts to capture a decent shot of the bird but due to the fact that it hardly settled and the light conditions I was unsuccessful.
After two frustrating weeks the bird finally obliged. It settled on an exposed branch and I was able to capture a number of decent images. The light wasn't the best, as it was late evening, but i did manage to use a shutter speed of 1/200 seconds.
This bird is simillar to the Purple Sunbird but is distinguished by the longer beak. The Loten's Sunburd can only be found in south India and Sri Lanka. The bird is found throughout Sri Lanka but is most common in the wet zone.
I've been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. I got hooked on wildlife photography at a very young age and have always wanted to be able to capture images that are good enough to be published! At the moment a lot of images on my blog are of wildlife but I will be adding a lot of landscapes, cityscapes and black and white images in the future. I am currently based in Sydney, Australia.
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 100mm f2.8 L Macro IS USM Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM