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Baya Weaver - I


Baya Weaver - I
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-03 11:43
Viewed: 2465
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is a weaverbird found cross South and Southeast Asia. Flocks of these birds are found in grasslands, cultivated areas, scrub and secondary growth and they are best known for their hanging retort shaped nests woven from leaves. These nest colonies are usually found on thorny trees or palm fronds and the nests are often built near water or hanging over water where predators cannot reach easily.

Baya Weavers are social and gregarious birds. They forage in flocks for seeds, both on the plants and on the ground. Flocks fly in close formations, often performing complicated manoeuvres. They are known to glean paddy and other grain in harvested fields. They roost in reed-beds bordering waterbodies. They depend on wild grasses such as Guinea Grass (Panicum maximum) as well as crops like rice for both their food and nesting material.

Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Ploceus
Species: philippinus

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baya_Weaver

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-03 13:35]

Hello Vinay,
beautiful bird!Very sharp with good POV and DOF and a nice background,well composed to.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-03 16:15]

Hi Vinay,a great capture in a difficult light and position and a beautiful little bird,an unusual guest on the Tn gallery,i like the great sharpness and colors and the very very nice composition too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-03 20:56]

Hello vinay,
such a cute little bird seen among the pretty green leaves. you have presented it so well seeing its feathers in fine composition. The light is good in giving a nice surroundings. the view is so attractive. very well done for this excellent job.

Regards,
Foozi

Hello Vinay,
Nice little bird with excellent colors. The details and composition are great.
Lovely contrast against the green background.
Marius.

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