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Lesser Masked Weaver

Lesser Masked Weaver
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Copyright: Jan Hendrik van Rooyen (janhendrik) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 363 W: 58 N: 667] (2392)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-03
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-14 4:23
Viewed: 4292
Points: 32
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Lesser Masked Weaver (Ploceus intermedius)

This picture was taken on the same trip as my previous post.

This picture was also taken inside the Shingwedzi camp. These guys were nesting right at the reception area. In fact, I got the nice dark BG, because they were nesting on the edge of the large thatch roof at reception. The picture was taken with the dark inside of the thatch roof as the BG.


Camera: Canon 20D
Camera mode: Aperture priority
Time of day: 07H06
Date: 3 November 2006
Lens: Canon 100-400mm IS USM
Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec
F-Stop: F/7.1
Focal Length: 380mm
Support: Hand Held
ISO: 400
Original file type: Raw (CR2)

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Hi Jan,
Amazing shot!Good sharpness and details. Very colourful picture. TFS,

nice pic, TFS ori

Hi Jan
Really beautiful and well composed action shot. Excellent details, pose and colours.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-14 8:43]

Hi Jan,
Great composition, colors, focus and sharpness. The pose is very original. Bravo and TFS

Wow, very nice color contra. The yellow really strike the eyes of the viewer. Great DOF and POV

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-14 10:48]

Hi Jan,

This is amazing! Fantastic pose - marvelous colors - wonderful details - and a perfect black bg. What a gorgeous bird!


Hi, Jan.
Very effective pose. Well composed, with excellent sharpness and expoosure. Like dark Bg here.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-05-14 17:16]

Hi Jan hendik,

A great shot of this archtect and builder,well composed shot,tfs


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-14 18:00]

What a beautiful fellow this little bird and what a great architect it is!
Outstanding colors, sharpness and composition!
I love it!
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-15 2:33]

Oh Jan Hendrik, this is a wonderful shot. : )
The lighting and the exposure are perfect.
The colors are beautiful, and the bright yellow plumage of the bird makes a stunning contrast to the dark BG.
The details are sharp and the composition is fantastic.
TFS. : )

Excellent capture of this weaver. This image produced nice texture from the nest and the striking contrast colors in the birds plumage. Well executed shot Jan. :)

Hi Jan-Hendrik,
Quality image through its colours, sharpness, composition and so forth...
Shingwedzi is situated in the Northern part of Kruger if I'm not mistaken.
Extraordinary through this yellow bird against the black background.
Well done...

Hello Jan Hendrik,
This is nice composed picture :) I like natural pose of this beauty bird species. It is nice to see Ploceus with the most characteristic place for it - a nest :)
Details, DOF, and POV are very good.
TFS and have a nice day,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-26 13:00]

Hi Jan Hendrick,
this shot is fabulous, the exposure is excellent a lot of details shows in that birds plumage.
Very well composed, the crop is excellent and the dark BG does make this beauty stand out so well.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-05-28 10:34]

Bel aspect pour un charmant volatile qui a une position originale.
Bonne journée.

Hi Jan Hendrik,
perfect shot of this beautiful bird. wonderful focus sharpness. details great. Nicely composed. dark BG gives richness bird and nest's color. eyes contact also very nice. good notes. thanks.
have a nice weekend. AHmet

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