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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: 2007-10-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Africa, Red-headed weaver, Vanderschelden's weavers in Kruger [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-22 10:31
Viewed: 4719
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

Here you see this specific Weaver species busy 'weaving' its nest.

I overexposed 3/4 stop here.
ISO 500 at 1/320 and f/4 = not a lot of light.
Take into account the bird was 'far away' and image is a crop.

Have a nice day!

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Hi Annick,
What a adorable bird having such beautiful colours. A novelty for me! TFS this beauty my friend.


Hello Annick
Just Marking for now

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-07-22 10:43]

Hi Annick,

What a great photo! I like very much the composition of this image with the spot of colors on the gray tones of foreground and background. Image quality is great rendering well every details of bird and branch.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-22 10:56]

Hi Annick,what a beautifull bird you show us today!A fanatstic red-orange color and a beautifull environment too,excellent shot,my best compliments for the note too,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-22 11:15]
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Hallo Annick,
Oh jee, daar is er weer een. Wat een foto! Volgende week ben ik een maand op vakantie. Hoe moet dat dan? Mis ik al je schitterende foto's.
Grandioos in alle opzichten.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-22 11:22]

Hello Annick
Beautiful composition.Excellent contrast bettween the bird and the BG.
TFS Michel

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-22 12:10]

Hola amigo,
precioso trabajo,
bellos colores y excelente foco...
saludos Annick.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-22 12:16]

Hi Annick. When you look at the colour of this birds head i sometimes wonder what nature was thinking about. It so brighly colours. which you picture shows so well with good detail. from this picture it looks to have a golden colour back. well done TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-22 13:01]

Hello Annick,
An excellent capture of this spectacular Weaver, the Red-headed in an excellent composition with the twigs and the fine neutral BG.
A beautiful bird shot and TFS!

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-22 13:39]

Merhaba Annick,
Yine oldukça renkli ve fantastik bir kuş fotosuna daha imza atmışsın. Çok sevimli bir kare. Eline sağlık. Hüseyin

beautiful pic, great composition, TFS Ori

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-22 14:52]

Hi Annick

Great shot - wonderful splash of colour against a drab BG. Great pose and detail too.


hi Annick,
A very nice orange headed bird, I like its look. Very well taken, I like the composition, wooded BG and the bird´s place on it. Congratulations

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2008-07-22 19:42]

Hi Annick,
Thanks for sharing another piece from the treasure you made in South Africa. Beautiful bird and picture.
Regards, Mario


Hello Annick,

Stunning shot, amazing colours it really stands out against the OOF background, well framed and composed. All the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-22 21:46]

Hello Annick! Once again you post another great picture. This bird is truly beautiful and your shot is just fantastic, well done my friend! Thanks!


Fantastica composizione e così pure la bellissima ed evidente colorazione del soggetto!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-07-23 0:51]

Oh Annick, this little weaver is so attractive. What beautiful and dramatic coloors in the plumage. You capture it sitting on the branch very well.

Hi Annick,
Great composition. The light is soft and the bird is sharp despite the crop.
Have a nice day

Hello Annick,
Great bird and great shot
Nice pose and lovely composition with nice red spot
Well done

hello annick,

another gem to your unparellel collection, this cute little bird looks so beutiful with the pose and the colors, very well composed shot, well done as usual,

I am taking break for a couple of weeks and hope to see your good work again when i come back,



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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-23 9:25]

salut Annick
désolé j'en ai loupé quelques une. Celle-ci est particulière, l'oiseau forme presque l'unique point de couleur dans un espace assez gris. Super compo.


With all the recent "hoopla" I've gotten behind again. I'm not quite sure what is going on but I know I don't want to miss out on your posts. This image looks three dimensional. It is really stunning. It is still very sharp for a cropped image. About how much did you crop?

Evelynn : )

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2008-07-24 5:42]

That splash of colour is just amazing to see here against all the grey
Superb colours, details and wonderful composition

Hi Annick, lovely bird with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Excellent shot! great colours and dof. Very good composition

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2008-07-25 3:39]

Hi Annick,

What contrast between bird colours and BG. Is like a fire on a branch. Excellent photo.

TFS, Dan.

Hi Annick

Good shot of this great looking weaver. Very little noticable noise for 500 ISO. Good composition and sharpness and plumage detail.


Beautiful composition.Excellent contrast with good detail.very exelent my techer.

Hello Annick,
Excellent sharpness, details & pose of this Red-headed Weaver. TFS.

Quelles couleurs! le cadrage est parfait tout comme la netteté, superbe

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