Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica)
Manchinbele, Outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka, India
12 November 2005
The Purple Sunbird in Eclipse Plumage. Eclipse is really the basic or winter plumage which occurs mostly in Sunbirds.
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS and 1/4xII on Canon 10D using Bogen 3021BPRO on Wimberly Head. ISO 200, 1/320 @ f5.6, Evaluative Metering at Zero.