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Southern Masked-Weaver

Southern Masked-Weaver
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-05 0:52
Viewed: 3088
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ploceus velatus (Southern masked-weaver)

Distribution and habitat: Occurs across southern Africa even in arid areas, extending into Angola, Zambia and Malawi. It generally favours semi-arid scrub, open savanna, woodland edges, riverine thicket, farmland with scattered trees, alien tree plantations and gardens.

Food: It mainly eats seeds, fruit, insects and nectar, doing most of its foraging in small flocks, gleaning prey from leaves and branches, taking seeds from the ground and grass stems.
Best Regards,

more info:http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/birds/ploceidae/ploceus_velatus.htm

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Hi, Bunyapon
This is truly excellent - all the critical areas pin-sharp, a lovely smooth background and the exposure and composition flawless. Very nicely presented too. Slightly battered, he looks like a real "angry bird!"
Best wishes, Nigel.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-05 1:26]

Hello Bunyapon,
this image is fantastic! Excellent sharpness and perfect light; great POV and depth; wonderful shades of colour and very nice contrast with a blurred background. A beauty!

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2012-04-05 1:54]

Hello Bunyapon,

An excellent portrait of this Southern Masked-Weaver with great details and exposure. Good DOF, colors, lighting, POV and composition. TFS.


Hello Bunyapon,
great capture of this beautiful bird with good sharpness and nicely blurred background. I also like the vivid colours and the fine eye contact.
Best wishes,

Lovely compo Bunyapon
great eye contact and nice catchlight

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-05 3:38]

Hello Bungbing,
A very fine capture of a Southern Masked Weaver.
The POV matches the pose ans composition. Excellent sharpness, DOF, natural colours and BG.
Well done!
Thanks and have a good day,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-05 3:38]

Hi Bunyapon.
What an amazing shot. I love it. Image of the bird is so wonderful as image of the very attractive twig. Details of the bird, reproduction of every feather and other feature is ultimate, colours are also vivid and fine. Composition of the image is spot on. Bravo. Well done.

Ciao Bunyapon. Just a masterpiece! Impressive DOF and stunning details with best sharp. Magnifcient brilliant colours.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-05 6:17]

Beautiful species and fine frame, colorful. tfs.

Hi Bunyapon,

A great weaver bird, POV, framing, BG, focus, lights & sharpness. In short - perfect.


hello Bungbing
great sharpness picture with nice light and great details
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Bonjour Bungbing,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Bungbing

Excellent close-up photo of the Southern Masked-Weaver,
fine POV and framing, great eye-contact,
excellent focus sharpness and details,
very beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS


Hi Bunyapon,
Excellent shot of this weaver bird in a good pose. Captured with fine details & sharpness.
Its a nice composition & i like the soft colors too. Very well done & TFS.

Hi Bunyapon,
really nice photo of this bird. Great point of view. Nice colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-05 11:06]

Hello Bungbing,
Very beautiful photo of this Masked-weaver. Superb contrasting colours. Great sharpness, pose and composition. Nice blurry background. Excellent eye contact.

Fantastic photo Bungbing! The composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Hallo Bunyapon,
a very beautfiul capture of this splendid bird, superb sharpness, very beautiful colours, point of view is excellent with a great eye contact
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-05 12:22]

Hello Bungbing,
very beautiful Weaver and its great portraite. Details, sharpness, POV, BG, frame, eye contact very nice. TFS, well done.Best regards Siggi

Hello Bunyapon,

This a great capture with such fine colors & details. Nice pose & sharpness.



Ciao Bungbing, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, perfect focus on beautiful eye, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-05 14:56]

Woow! It turn the head just for you for the best result as possible.What a pic my friend,fantastic specie and the top of quality of sharpness and colors,beautiful painted background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Oh wow! THis is really nice, cannot be faulted! Perfact sharpness and feather detail clear eye with catchlight, nice pose, well done!

Hi Bunyapom,
Nice POV and a perfect DOF with f/8, I like a lot the bird's expression.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-04-07 19:27]

Hello Bungbing,
Awesome capture of this attractive looking Masked Weaver. Maybe I'm just imagining it, but he almost has a look of fear on his face, as if you just caught him with his hand in the cookie jar.
Love the rich yet natural colors and super sharp detail. I really like the way you isolated him from his surroundings with your f/8 aperture and 300MM lens. Well done!!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-04-12 20:11]

Wow! This is really a masterpiece,dear Bungbing!
Congratulations! The sharpness,focus,lighting,BG,POV...everything is just perfect!!!Great job!TFS
Regards from,

Hello Bunyapon,
A Beautiful composition with superb sharpness and detail. Nice plumage and eye detail with wonderful natural colours, light, placing and stunning OOF BG. Great work.
Best regards,

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