'. . . we call it home'.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-12-05 8:42]
A very special photo of this Sociable Weaver's nests. Always very impressive. It's very nice to see some birds around the nests. The photo is very sharp and made in a good composition. I also like the photos in the workshops.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2008-12-05 8:44]
nice picture of this birds nest
i kie that
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-12-05 9:05]
A great capture of this enormous Weavers' nest! Very interesting and I wonder how many inhabit this great creation? They're not the kind of Weavers' nests we're used to seeing. I like your POV and the fine details and colours. Fine capture in the Workshop too!Thanks for showing this and the interesting note!
Best wishes, Ulla
- bahadir (723)
- [2008-12-05 9:24]
Great capture of a weaver's nest on the tree James.
TFS and regards, bahadır
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2008-12-05 9:32]
Extraordinary and magnificent document!!!!!!
Very goog shot!
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-12-05 10:37]
Hi James. This as you say in your very interesting notes must be one off natures wonders. I must admit i have never seen any thing like this before so a BIG THANKS FOR POSTING . Your picture give a good view and idea of the texture and colour of the chamber. well done TFS.
Nick.. Have a nice weekend.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-12-05 11:59]
I have never seen anything like this. These Sociable Weavers don't build nests - they build houses or even apartment houses. Just amazing. Your pictures and notes are just wonderful. The workshops are equally as fascinating. All are excellent views and I certainly learned my new thing for the day.
- jazdzurka (1055)
- [2008-12-05 12:15]
Technically perfect and very informative.
With the workshop photos it gives the idea of whole nest.
The scale of this nest is amazing.
Thanks for presenting
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-12-05 12:20]
An inpressive colony nest from the weavers.
Beautiful colours and nice pov.
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2008-12-05 13:25]
Very nice shots of this nest with nice details and sharpness. Also nice composition TFS.
Super shot of one of the most bizarre social behaviors I've heard of in the animal world (it can be difficult to show someone with a zoology degree an example of animal behavior which is both weird and new, but you've done it). EO Wilson's ants have nothing on these crazy obsessive birds.
Excellent use of the extra frames in the workshop to put it into the proper perspective. Exceptional note- very helpful understanding the strangeness of the images.
Incredibly interesting, James!
Explicit notes and extra shots in w/s, I am obliged!
Sharp, detailed and well composed. I particularly like the shot in the w/s which shows the tree and helps to set the nests in context.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-12-05 15:16]
straordinaria documentazione di questi spettacolari nidi dalla struttura impressionante per complessitÓ architettonica, un eccellente lavoro fotografico anche le belle immagini in WS.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-12-05 16:59]
Hi Brother James, it is nice to see a nest of a weaver ın a fine composition and details. Each shot are great.
TFS and have a nice weekend!
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-12-05 17:15]
Very interesting capture of this Sociable Weaver's nest site. Good sharpnes, composition, colours, interesting details.
You are perhaps one of the best, if not the best teachers on TN. Your works are amazing both in photography and in notes...and in the/your ability to travel to locations you know about beforehand or have studied or visited prior...You are an amazing man James...I am privileged to have a couple of your masterpieces on my wall.....My grandkids love them....seriously it is a wonder..We point them out to everyone who enters....you are a good man at heart and a well educated man who has suffered. I think the most creative people have followed Carl Jungs advice to a client..when asked for help from him he said " go through it...not out of it..." I think he was saying there was no magic but only the cross to bear if you will and when it is all said and done...you have conquered the greatest challenge of all...which is only known to you ...!
- darwin (1401)
- [2008-12-05 20:04]
Fascinating shot which shows great detail and a array of different textures in the nest.fantastic notes.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-12-06 9:48]
From the thumbnail I had no clue as to what this was. Now that I've opened it up, I am stunned and almost as baffled. I've never seen anything like this. I had no idea that weaver birds made whole apartment houses!! I have to agree... they don't know when to stop! This is a great post and all three are wonderful sharp images. Thanks for another lesson!
Evelynn ; )
- manyee (23770)
- [2008-12-06 10:33]
Nature never ceases to amaze.
You are showing this interesting construction from an excellent perspective and with sharp details.
TFS. : )
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-12-06 17:13]
excellent documentary shot Socialable Weaver's nest,
excellent sharpness and details, i love the rich colours,
specially the one close-up in WS, here in TN,
and with your photos too, i am learning thins about nature, TFS
- joey (24909)
- [2008-12-07 14:06]
I think these nest that Weevers make are incredible! How on earth did they evolve to be able to create such amazing constructions... without opposable thumbs!! :-D
Very detailed capture.