- strahos (807)
- [2008-09-27 5:37]
very nice shot! I like the colours, the dof, the composition.
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-09-27 5:57]
The plant looks like an Arbutus species but I'm not sure. The weaver looks perfectfrom this angle but the birders may like to see the flank and tail details to make a positive ID. On the other hand the OOF BG looks so fine...
I agree it's very difficult to identify these weavers. But if I look at the colour of the eyes it's not the Village Weaver or the Southern Masked Weaver(red eye); the mask is extending onto the forecrown; so it's the Lesser Masked Weaver, ploceus intermedius. A few days ago I put a photo of the female here on TN.
Very beautiful photo in a fantastic composition.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2008-09-27 7:12]
beautiful capture of this weaver bird, nice composition and good depth control. hope to see some more of these weaver from you. tfs.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-09-27 9:57]
Hi Annick A theme would be a good idea . This is a bright one with its black face. Good detail and colours. a nice pose in the tree. well done TFS.
- red45 (31094)
- [2008-09-27 11:02]
Not long ago we could see nests of this bird on picture from Selene, now we can see builder itself. Very elegant bird catched in nice pose. I bet it is ready for action :-)
- mehmetarslan (2767)
- [2008-09-28 1:26]
Çok farklı ve çok güzel bir kuş türü çok güzel fotoğraf.
- efsus (3947)
- [2008-09-28 1:35]
Sarı siyah renklerdeki bu kuşu çok başarılı sunmuşsun. Kompozisyon ve detaylar muhteşem. Tebrikler.
Just a confirmation. Peter Z is right. This is Ploceus intermedius. The only real confusion species in Kruger might be the breeding male of the northernmost birds of Ploceus cucullatus, however, the crown black in these latter usually extends farther back on the nape, and the iride are red, and the tibiotarsi are flesh-colored (or brownish) rather than the grey seen here.
- gannu (14759)
- [2008-09-28 4:36]
Hello Annick, Very nice colors and good sharp image. Good composition Ganesh