Single Shot #19
[updated 5 May 2016 to correct typo]
This Olive-back Sunbird is a regular visitor to the bush in my garden. The chick in my earlier shot is the offspring of this bird. Always shy and flighty, it is still quite difficult to capture a good shot of this visitor. A tripod mounted camera was set up and a sequence of shot was taken. This was one of the best of the series which shows the sunbird tongue. The sunbird belongs to the family call Nectariniidae which harvest nectar through this long tubular tongue.
Photo Technical Data:
Canon 6D, EF 70-300 mm, f/4-5.6, 1/250 sec @ f/7.1 ISO 800