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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): Red-headed weaver, Vanderschelden's weavers in Kruger, Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-25 10:07
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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Red-headed Weaver
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Red-headed Weaver
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.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-25 10:22]

Hi Annick. What a cute little bird with the Yellow back and bright orange head. You have captured such a nice pose in the tree with the bird looking to one side. Good detai land colours. well done TFS. Good notes too.

  • smurali Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
  • [2008-09-25 10:27]

Annick, Very colorful bird. Bit distracting background.
- Murali

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-09-25 10:35]

Hi Annick,
Excellent shot!! Nice pose, POV, DOF and colours.:)
Seeing for the frst time..

Hi Annick very good capture. Excellent DOF & Sharp focus on bird. Well composed & nice colors. Regards - Adil.

hi Annick,
red-headed captured in fantastic ambience with excellent details and colors
compliments sERGIO

Hello Annick,
This is a good one!
Beautiful colour on this little fellow that captured with good front pose!
good sharpness and palnty details to enjoy
well done

Hi Annick,

Good sharpness and colour and it stands out well from the background. Well done in what looks like cloudy weather.( My guess from the exposure info)


Hey! This is my friend again, what a beauty! I like this bird so much! You made a beautiful composition with natural colors and exposure. Thanks,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-09-25 12:15]

Ha Annick,

Een mooie opname van deze kleurrijke wever,ikheb ze ook even gezien in kruger,maar geen foto kunnen maken,ik denk dat het seizoen van de wevers toen (februarie/maart)een beetje over was,fraaie compositie


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-25 12:54]

Hello Annick,

It is the red spot of color that atracts viewer's attention. Then you discover the fine sharpness of the image showing you so well the plumage of the bird. looking at the grey feathers you go deep into the background. There is a very fine composition in your photo not to mention the quality of the image.


Hi Annick

Good shot of this brilliantly plumaged bird
Good sharpness and composition, great background.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-25 18:48]

hi annick,
the bird is just beautiful, so colorful and cute. the twigs are perfect here only the background is not helping much here. tfs.

Hello Annick

A striking capture of this red headed weaver.
The plumage is wonderful.
Nicely composed in a natural setting.
Excellent POV and DOF.
Greta job.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-09-25 19:44]

Hello Annick,
Well my friend you show me today a new and very beautiful bird.
This sharp and colorful image is outstanding.
Off to my favorites , thanks.

I've peered closely into my monitor Annick, and it looks EXCELLENT to me.
And I had to hold down the cap key to get that all in :)
Very well done my friend,

These little birds are sure colorful. The soft background patterns are nice. Thanks for you email of concern. I explained the situation a bit in my last post.


Evelynn : )

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-09-25 22:06]

interesting bird and nice pose. the bird colors and look are beautiful. thanks for posting such a beauty.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-25 23:44]

Hello Annick,
Fantastic shot of this brilliantly coloured Weaver. Excellent sharpness and nice diffuse background.
Regards Siggi

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-26 2:16]

Hello Annick, What a colorful bird and superb color tones. Excellent sharpness. Ganesh

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-26 2:56]

Hallo Annick,
Weer een prachtige opname van een wever. Ik zal mijn volgende foto wéér met een andere wever antwoorden. Bouwen we een aardige weeffamilie op. Goed garen mee te spinnen.
Overigens weer een juweeltje, in alle opzichten.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-26 3:13]

What a pretty beauty he is Annick. And he especially stands out here against the light bg
Well done

Hello Annick.
More a wonderful register... as always!
Impressive details of this delicate bird.
Excellent coloration and sharpness.
Congratulations and TFS this marvel!
José Roberto

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-26 12:25]

Hi Annick,
excellent shot of this beautiful bird.
I love the artistic composition.
Very sharp and crisp.
Superb DOF.

Well done,

great shot! very detailed and sharp. Amazing colours! great dof

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-04 14:11]

What a beauty Annick, a perfectly done shot of a fantastic subject, great work again!


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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2008-10-20 16:10]

Hello Annick
wonderfull subject and perfect shot... congratulations and TFS

Dear Annick ,
Lovely shot with excellent composition.
Amazing colours with nice BG.
Well done.

Best wishes

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