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(Un)Common Bronzewing

This bird appeared in the depths of the undergrowth, in the rain, under heavy cloud, right in front of where my car was parked as I was leaving Kookr's place. I swear the iridescence was at least as bright as this, in fact after adjusting curves I've turned down the saturation to make it look more 'realistic'. I don't know why the colours are so strong in that light but I was dazzled seeing this in the rain.

 

(Kookr's place is bird heaven so not surprised this Common Bronzewing was there, just that it was so bright).

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Taken on March 16, 2012