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Taveta Golden Weaver

Taveta Golden Weaver
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 4:58
Viewed: 5101
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Todays post is Taveta Golden Weaver from my Arfica archives... Captured @ 400mm and handhold.

In Africa: Endemic to the border region of southern Kenya and NE Tanzania

In Kenya: Swamp and river margins below 1500m on the southern border, particularly around Lake Jipe and the Amboseli-Taveta area.

Nests over water using fresh, green grass to build its spherical nests. This endemic species is relatively common across its range. Unlike many other ploceus weavers it shows no seasonal variation in plumage which makes the adults easy to distinguish at all times of the year. In colouring it is similar to the Golden Palm Weaver when in its sub-adult plumage but the adult male pluamge (yellow-olive back, wings and tail, rufous crescent on head and rufous breast patch) is very distinctive. In any case the Golden Palm Weaver and Taveta Golden Weaver do not overlap in range...

Source: http://www.kenyabirds.org.uk/weaver-tg.htm

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Hello Ralf,
Similar species in South Africa....
Well done

Hello Ralf, very good yellows , good comp. and sharpness , TFS .

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2007-11-30 7:58]

Hi Ralf
Really nice shot of this yellow weaver.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-30 8:20]

Hej Ralf,
This is just what we need, a bird as yellow as the sun!! Lovely shot of this little Weaver in a fine pose. Beautiful contrasting background and a well composed image.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • memo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 5] (108)
  • [2007-11-30 8:52]

what a lovely bird. good capture. congrats!

Hi Ralf, lovely bird with splendid bright colors, good details and great sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio


Lovely image,
I love all the yellow,
Great job,


Hi Ralf,
very beautiful Weaver and its great portraite. Details, sharpness, POV, BG, frame, eye contact very nice. TFS, well done

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-12-01 8:27]

This is so beautiful! I love the pose and the colours! I think your crop makes this composition even better.

Grattis Ralf!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-01 19:44]

Hello Ralf, that bird is a beauty and your picture too ! Great pose, very sharp and great exposure. Well done !


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-03 2:52]

Hi Ralf,
Beautiful bird with brilliant tones of yellow. POV,composition, eye contact and details are lovely. TFS
Best wishes,

Very sharp photo very well composed.

Picture book perfect! Great with the isolated branch and well exposed bird over the mottled bg! Good work! Cheers, Klaus

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