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Sunbird
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Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-23
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400mm L 5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Tanzania 08
Date Submitted: 2008-03-24 15:46
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 4
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I could not decide easily, which shot will I post today - some other spring sings taken today or some more warm-witnessing shot from Afrika. This one is the compromise - flower and the bird, soon hopefully to observe also here when spring will appear more visible, but still warm and colourfull enough to help wait until that time :-).

Scarled-chested Sunbird taken around 30 minutes after sunrise in the garden of the Lake Manyara Hotel, just above the entrance to Lake Manyara National Park.

The tree was very interesting too:
Bombax, which had beautifull smelly flowers but a big thorns all around the branches, I never saw so many thorns along the whole tree before. Btw. I do not think that we at all saw any flower without thorns, and we saw quite many of different flowers.

From Wikipedia about the tree:
Bombax is a genus of primarily tropical trees in the mallow family. They are native to tropical areas in western Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, as well as sub-tropical regions of East Asia and northern Australia. Common names for the genus include Silk Cotton Tree, Simal, Red Cotton Tree, Kapok and simply Bombax.

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Hi Lenka, beautiful shot, impresive colors and details. TFS

An other beautiful shot from you. Like always, you've capture a wonderfull story. Nice composition.

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