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Whitebrowed sparrow-weaver

Whitebrowed sparrow-weaver
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Copyright: Albert Herbigneaux (albert) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 with MB-200, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-01 2:36
Viewed: 4767
Points: 12
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Whitebrowed sparrow-weaver
The Whitebrowed sparrow-weaver is best known for its conpspicious nest,used for roosting as well as for nesting.These birds build and repair their nest all year round
Appearance/sexes alike except for bill colour ( male’s black,females’ buff )
Large (18 cm),sparro-like with long legs ; white eye stripe and dark face patch ;upper parts light brown, wings and end of tail darker ; rump and upper-tail white
Behaviour : lives in communal groups of up to 12 birds
Food : seeds and insects, particularly harvester termites. Bird feeds hopping about on ground.

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This looks like an intersting bird that maintains its nest the whole year round, Albert.
I guess you had harsh light conditions here, but the subject stands out despite a background that matches its light colour.
Thanks and regards.

bonjour Albert

belle photographie de cet oiseau africain,
prise avec un excellent POV et cadrage,
belle douceur de la luminosité et les tons de couleurs,
excellente netteté et détails, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-02 4:11]

Hello Albert,
A fine capture of an interesting species of weaver, the White-browed Sparrow Weaver.
The POV allows us to see most of the features with good sharpness against a fine contrasting OOF natural BG in this well-composed image.
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-02 9:50]

Hi Albert.
Simply amazing picture with terrific delicate colour palette, impressive lighting and fantastic BG. However, and main subject – cute sparrow and surrounding it thin twigs – is reproduced brilliantly. So elegant picture. Bravo.
P.S. I am very pleased that you like my last picture and mark it as a favorite. Thanks a lot for kindness and interest.

Hello Albert

The light and colours are really lovely here.
Excellent sharpness and detail.
Lovely plumage detail ,the feathers are well defined.
The area around the eye could be brighter on my monitor.
Nicely composed.


Hi Albert,
A fine capture of this cute Whitebrowed sparrow-weaver with soft lighting and excellent details.
TFS and cheers,

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