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Red-headed weaver

Red-headed weaver
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's weavers in Kruger [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-21 12:40
Viewed: 4408
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 54
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Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Anaplectes
Reichenbach, 1863
Species: A. rubriceps
Binomial name
Anaplectes rubriceps
(Sundevall, 1850)

The Red-headed Weaver (Anaplectes rubriceps) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Anaplectes.

It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Captured in Letaba restcamp.
@ 1600 ISO. Crop.
Editing workflow: LR/CR/CS3

siggi, jconceicao, Juyona, gracious, techranger, jrobertop, rcrick, Jamesp, soccer, SelenE, horia, Miss_Piggy, uleko has marked this note useful
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very nice capture, greetings,Ori

hi Annick,
excellent catch, with good focused
I really like the beautiful pose of
Red-headed weaver with vivid colors

best sERGIO

Fantastic colors, it's a very good picture.


Hello Annick,

Fantastic photo of this beautiful bird.
Wonderful colours with good detail.
I like de composition and the light.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-21 15:00]

Hola Annick,
preciosa captura,
estÚticamente perfecto,
parece una pintura,
realmente hermoso.

Hello Annick,
Great shot of this colourful weaver with it's best pose! I loved it!
perfect sharpness, nice colour and details
well done

Gorgeous shot and extremely well composed image of the Red-headed Weaver. Details, BG, pose of the bird... outstanding... going onto my favorites. TFS


Hello Annick.
Superb definition with impressive details.
A coloration is wonderful!
Excellent texture and framing also.
My compliments for extraordinary work photographic.
JosÚ Roberto

hello annick,
fine capture of the red headed weaver, the alomst mononous bg offers perfect contrast to the cute colorful bird, the pose is lovely and the composition is very nice, very fine dof,
well done in your own unique annick style,
tfs & regards

Hello Annick,

What an excellent catch, stunning colours, and superb details, vertical crop is perfect, and I really like the diagonal line created by the bush, and this little guy really does stand out against the soft grey OOF background, just beautiful mate, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

HI Annick,
BEautiful pose and composition makes this photograph. I doubt about slight front focus (very rare to find tech faults in your beauties) :) , eventhough it do not count as far as the beauty of this picture is concerned.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-21 23:27]

Hi Annick

Great composition - I love the diagonal and the way that you have used a very limited palette (or rather seen it) so the weaver stands out well.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-22 0:26]

Hello Annick
Fantastic shot of this Red headed Weaver,Great pose and lighting,
Excellent work.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-22 0:34]

Hallo Annick,
Er komt (gelukkig) maar geen eind aan de schitterende opnames uit Zuid-Afrika. Technisch weer van uitstekende kwaliteit. De pose en compositie zijn perfect.


Very well composed pic. The detail and sharpness of the subject are good. I like the DOF and clear BG in your image.

What a beautiful and stunning little bird, the colours are so vibrant, its just lovely. The composition and DOD are great to. A really lovey shot of a beautiful little subject.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-22 3:22]

Hi Annick,
What a beauty :o) The charming colors of the plumage look great against the dull colored background. Very well composed and exposed image with a fine POV. TFS
Have a nice week,

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2008-09-22 12:38]

Wow, what a great image! The composition and colours are really quite superb. The grey background really makes the vivid colours of the weaver stand out nicely.
Perfect exposure and DOF also.



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-22 15:26]

The bird stands out very well.
I love the vibrent colour of it.
Very sharp.
Great composition.

Well done, Annick!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-22 22:03]

Hello Annick, Brilliant work and superb shot. Great view. Nice catch you found here. Ganesh

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-23 5:38]

Hi Annick

This is really terrific!
This is such a vividly colored bird that it almost gives you the impression that everything around it is in black&white :)
Gorgeous capture, taken again with just the right DOF and with excellent exposure settings.
I see the MkIII is really good when it comes to noise levels at high ISOs :)

Bravo and TFS

Hallo Annick
Superb photography. Every detail is just great. The variation of colours of the feathers is really eye-catching. I love the pose of the bird. Details are razor sharp and colours wonderful. The bird has such a cute, expression on its face. A fine composition, perfectly framed into a lovely presentation. Congratulations and well done on this posting of a classy little bird. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards
ps. I remember when I saw this bird for the first time, I nearly swallowed my tongue when I saw the bright red of the upper plumage. I am really jealous on this image of yours.

Fantastic colors, it's a very good picture.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-23 12:28]

Hello Annick,
What a gorgeous Weaver very nicely captured here while clinging onto its nest. Wonderful light and colours and the details are very sharp. A beautiful soft background too. Excellent work!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Annick,

You did a great composition here. I like the diagonal and the bird looking at the opposite direction. Colors are very natural and the gray bg compliments well the bird. What a very lovely bird!!!

Bye and TFS!


Hi Annick,
It has been a while since I visited your gallery. This is an outstanding capture of such a cute specie! I want one home! What a beautiful, colorful and cheerful bird! Composition is original and very well done. I'm really amazed by this bright orange color. Congrats on a good and sharp capture.

  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-09-28 19:07]

Wow what a stunning colour,India we have "weaver bird"YELLOW'S colour,never seen this redhead one pic...Seeing first time..
Nice POV&Details.
Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird.

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