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Red Bishop

Red Bishop
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Rolfe (fiftysomething) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 3 N: 141] (657)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM, 77mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of South Africa 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-13 1:08
Viewed: 4128
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Northern Red Bishop (Euplectes orix) is a resident breeding bird species in most of Africa south of the Sahara Desert.

This common weaver occurs in a range of open country, especially tall grassland and often near water, as in the case of this photo. It builds a spherical woven nest in tall grass. 2-4 eggs are laid.

The Northern Red Bishop is a stocky 13-15 cm. bird. The breeding male is scarlet apart from his black head and waistcoat, and brown wings and tail. The conical bill is thick and black. He displays prominently, singing high-pitched squeaks from tall grass, puffing out his feathers or performing a slow hovering display flight.

The non-breeding male is pale yellow-brown, streaked above and shading to whitish below. It has a buff supercilium. Females are similar, but smaller. Young birds have wider pale fringes on their flight feathers.

The Northern Red Bishop is a gregarious species which feeds on seed, grain and some insects, all the time making a thin tsip call.

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great portrait, TFS Ori

hello mike
enchantée de voir ta galerie
cette image est parfaitement jolies, belles couleurs nettes, mais un peu de bruit dans le BG, voir pour passer dans neat image, sinon super
merci a toi de partager

Hello Mike,
Excellent shot of the Red Bishop. Focus, sharpness and details are spot on.Vivid colors and very good POV and Dof.
TFS & Regards,

Hi Mike. Brilliant bird. Elegant composition and beautiful light. Details are exceptional. Regards. Klaudio.

Hi Mike,
Very nice shot of this Bishop. You acheived a fine POV/pose, pleasing composition, good focus details, and lighting.
The only nit would be the BG noise.
PS: I did a work shop to remove the noise.

Hi Mike,
My thoughts were the same as Richard's, and he just beat me to the workshop posting. Anyway, having done it, I might as well post it too. See how close mine is to his! Thanks

Plenty of noise, should have used a lower ISO. Never the less nice try. I like the POV.
Best regards,

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