196 thoughts on “Sunbirds can’t hover?

  1. Very nice! I like it d(-_^)good!!

  2. really godd shot! Great timing. Voted

  3. stunning motion captured.

  4. perfect shot like and fav !!!

  5. Fantastic capture. Perfect timing. Congratulations!

  6. At-least your pic says so. Spectacular capture.

  7. At-least your pic says so. Spectacular capture.

  8. Yes they can, I have observed them doing it, but not for so long as hummingbirds!!!!!

  9. What an amazing caputure! The timing is just outstanding

  10. wonderful details and colors !

  11. Great light and colors, nice work.

  12. * * * * * great shot – thank you for sharing * * * * *

  13. Great lights and wonderful moment, excellent shot!

  14. Awesome moment captured there!

  15. Awesome moment captured there!

  16. Wow Sirji.. What a Timing….

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  18. Excellent capture, its a gem. Hope you have the raw file intact.

  19. Nice shot, love the details

  20. fabulous capture…amazing

  21. wow, fantastic capture

  22. Himadri Mondal Yes I have the RAW and this is not a crop – this is the frame….

  23. Tarique Sani sir .. Do sunbird hunt spiders ?? I thought they just use the spiders web for their nest .. I mean as a nesting material to build ntheir and hold the leaves

  24. Very unusual behavior. I have seen them hovering around the flowers but did not know they also hunt spiders. Did this one catch the spider eventually?

  25. Very unusual behavior. I have seen them hovering around the flowers but did not know they also hunt spiders. Did this one catch the spider eventually?

  26. Beautiful work..!!
    well done .
    :)
    Seen on your photo stream.

  27. Beautiful work..!!
    well done .
    :)
    Seen on your photo stream.

  28. Beautiful!
    Immediate favorite!

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  29. Beautiful!
    Immediate favorite!

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  30. Superb capture!!! So frozen in time

  31. Gran captura, buena velocidad la de tu camara

  32. Ashish Murty Sunbirds forage on nectar + insects, chicks I have observed are fed a primary diet of insects

  33. gr8 to know .. i thought how those check were fed without protien.. but could not understand how these long injection like beak with 2 inch tongue can kill a tiny insect.. but a small spider might be a healthy food.. want to see that once

  34. I have also seen them eating ants – the tiny black ones….

  35. they are our hummingbirds!

  36. Buena composición, estupendo detalle y resultado final!****
    :-)
    JC

  37. Of course they can! Outstanding shot

  38. Just 2 days back I was observing this hummingbird like behaviour…lovely capture!!

  39. beautiful capture Tarique Bhai.

  40. beautiful capture Tarique Bhai.

  41. Beautiful Shot !!! Lovely BG

  42. Really good work.
    Like it and voted!

  43. Tarique Sani, good to know you have the raw file, I was just implying there is further room for processing improvements. I have a similar one.. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=416376795043488&set=a.176143685733468.48803.100000135143867&type=1&theater

  44. Beautifully timed and detailed capture and comp.

  45. Rarely seen behaviour for Sunbirds indeed Tarique, all the more rare to capture an image of it let alone as exceptionally well as you have, congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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  48. Beautiful work, Tarique. Bet you had to be patient to get this shot.
    Henrik

  49. good timing ..
    Find time to visit & support my photos

  50. They can hover. I have observed them for many days continuously…

  51. FANTASTIC photo Tarique !

  52. FANTASTIC photo Tarique !

  53. Superb.

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  54. Superb.

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  55. Greatest !!!! Voted^^

  56. Excellent composition! great processing!!! This photo is gorgeous!

  57. Well timed and captured,great image.

  58. Wow fantastic shot! This is so hard!

  59. superbbbbbb, looks like a hummingbird

  60. excellent action shot !!

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  62. Fine shot Tarique, I really can’t recall seeing a Sunbird hover in any other phot. Top marks.

  63. Fine shot Tarique, I really can’t recall seeing a Sunbird hover in any other phot. Top marks.

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