Thursday, May 22, 2014

Photoshoot session with the Little Spiderhunter

 It has been quite a while since I had a photoshoot session with the Little Spiderhunter.  Today she decided to drop by for another modelling session.  She was too  occupied moving about the Ixora coccinea flowers trying to sip nectar that she forgot I was aiming my lens at her.  Looking at her makes me realize how nature has perfected her gently curved bill to do the siphoning work in order to collect nectar from the flowers.  In Malay the bird is called "Kelicap Jantung".  She is often seen dashing in and out of the flowering shrubs foraging for nectar or insects.  The shrubs she loved are like the Heliconia 'Sexy Pink', the yellow Ixora coccinea and the Shrubby Dillenia.
Little Spiderhunter at the Ixora coccinea flowers