Happy New Year! A Sunbird – or more – to Finish the Year

Best wishes for 2016!

Head image: Crimson Sunbird (male), image created at the Singapore Botanic Garden on 29 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 250, Evaluative metering

Over time one the Sunbirds became one of my favourite family of birds, and we are blessed in Singapore as we can commonly see 6 species (though I’ve not yet observed two of them): Crimson Sunbird (the bird of Singapore), Olive-backed Sunbird (the most common), Brown-throated Sunbird, Purple-throated Sunbird, Copper-throated Sunbird and the Plain Sunbird (the ones I still miss).

Before turning to the new year, wishing a great year to all, I thought fit to offer a selection of some of this year Sunbirds hoping they’ll bring us all luck!

Brown-throated Sunbird (female), image created at the Chinese Garden on 30 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 800, +1 EV, Evaluative metering

Brown-throated Sunbird (female), image created at the Chinese Garden on 30 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 800, +1 EV, Evaluative metering

 

Olive-backed Sunbird, image created at the Chinese Garden on 30 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 1600, +1 EV, Evaluative metering

Olive-backed Sunbird, image created at the Chinese Garden on 30 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 1600, +1 EV, Evaluative metering

 

Olive-backed Sunbird, image created at the Chinese Garden on 30 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO 1000, +1 1/3 EV, Evaluative metering

Olive-backed Sunbird, image created at the Chinese Garden on 30 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO 1000, +1 1/3 EV, Evaluative metering

 

Olive-backed Sunbird, image created at the Chinese Garden on 30 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 500, +1 EV, Evaluative metering

Olive-backed Sunbird, image created at the Chinese Garden on 30 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 500, +1 EV, Evaluative metering

 

Olive-backed Sunbird (male, eclipse), image created at the Singapore Botanic Garden on 29 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 160, Evaluative metering

Olive-backed Sunbird (male, eclipse), image created at the Singapore Botanic Garden on 29 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 160, Evaluative metering

 

Olive-backed Sunbird (male, eclipse), image created at the Singapore Botanic Garden on 29 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/6.3, 1/250s, ISO 640, +2/3EV Evaluative metering

Olive-backed Sunbird (male, eclipse), image created at the Singapore Botanic Garden on 29 August 2015. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. f/6.3, 1/250s, ISO 640, +2/3EV Evaluative metering

Happy New Year! A Sunbird - or more - to Finish the YearChristian C. Berclaz
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