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Madagascar Fody

Madagascar Fody
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-20 0:36
Viewed: 3387
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis), sometimes known as the Red Cardinal Fody or Common Fody, is a small bird native to Madagascar.
The Red Fody is about 5 inches in length and weighs 14–19 grams. The male of the species is bright red with black markings around each eye. Its wings and tail are olive-brown. The female fody's upper body is olive-brown and its underbody is greyish-brown.
It is a common bird found in forest clearings, grasslands and cultivated areas. In Madagascar it is regarded as a pest to rice cultivation. It has been introduced to other areas of the Indian Ocean, included the Amirantes, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius and Réunion.

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照的很漂亮 真的漂亮沒話說
照的清晰 表情自然生動
要照這個相片難度很高 真是不簡單

Hello Tom,
Good photograph of The Red Fody, outstanding sharpness, good composition, good background.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-20 2:33]

Hello Tom,
A superb capture of this colourful Madagascar species. Great colours lighting and clarity and a nice low POV.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Tom,

A nice capture of this colorful bird, pity about the grass stems otherwise good detail and colours from a nice pov and with a nice bg.
TFS regards Bill.

Thank you Tom for this fantastic picture of Red Fody.
what a gorgeous colour! great sharpness and low Pov is very nice.
with best wishes,

I too get some unwanted foliage coming in the way of a clear picture, Tom.
Nevertheless, it is a wonderful picture of a very attractive red bird.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Tom,
As usual a top quality image with superb colors. Amazing details of this interesting species. Very good WB and perfect POV. Incredible sharp details and lovely clarity. The details and colors are fantastic!
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Mr.Tom,
Outstanding creation.You have captured it nicely with excellent sharpness and natural colour.Bright eye looking splendid.
Thanks for sharinh in TN,
Kind regards,

Hello Tom

Excellent close-up photo of this small bird
native to Madagascar, fine low POV at its level,
great focus, sharpness, and details, and great
contrast of its color tones with its environment's color tones, TFS


Bonjour Tom,
Une bien belle image encore une fois. Le contraste entre le plumage et les herbes est saisissant. Pour mon goût personnel, les deux herbes verticales sont un peu gênantes.
Tout le reste est parfait. Philippe.

Hello Tom
Impressive bird and impressive photo with good composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-21 0:51]

Hello Tom
such a pretty bird well presented here with details and sharpness.
the view is so lovely upon having the green grass as background to workcwithvthis brightly colored bird.
veryvwonderful composition.
well done.


Hi Tom

Beautiful bird which many would not get to see due to its rather restricted range. Wondering if still lower aperture light permitting of course could have blurred the grass in front still more. Maybe not, it seems to be too near the birdie. Good capture nonetheless.


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