Olive-backed Sunbird (Male) At Hampstead Wetlands Park

In my last post , I have shared the Olive-backed sunbird (female) taken in Singapore Botanic Garden and during that time my skill can only capture the resting moment but not the BIF yet.

The forehead, throat and upper breast of the adult male is a beautiful dark, metallic blue-black colour.

I am so thrilled to captured the more colourful male bird at Hampstead Wetlands Park, especially the moment when it’s just taking off (image above & below) !

If you try to capture this bird’s photo before, I am sure you will agree with me – this is a very active and energetic bird which will jump around quickly among the tree branches, up and down to search for their food (flowers). You have very limited time to capture them at the same spot.

Luckily, the chances to spot them at the same location is very high, you just need to have the patience to wait for them.

Hope you will enjoy the photos 🙂

Gears to capture these photos:

  • Olympus E-M1 Mark III
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3
  • Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight

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