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Red Fody

Red Fody
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-20 6:40
Viewed: 3580
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Between the photos, taken during my last visit in Weltvogelpark Walsrode in October last year, I found a photo of this beautiful bird. A NEW BIRD FOR TN.

The Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis), sometimes known as the Red Cardinal Fody or Common Fody, is a small bird native to Madagascar.

The Red Fody is about 5 inches in length and weighs 14–19 grams. The male of the species is bright red with black markings around each eye. Its wings and tail are olive-brown. The female fody's upper body is olive-brown and its underbody is greyish-brown.

It is a common bird found in forest clearings, grasslands and cultivated areas. In Madagascar it is regarded as a pest to rice cultivation. It has been introduced to other areas of the Indian Ocean, included the Amirantes, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius and Réunion.

Source: Wikipedia

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Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic colors, beautiful lighting BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-20 7:08]

The colors of this cute bird is amazing, fine pose and composition, good contrasting background. tfs.

Hi Peter,

Gorgeous light & associated hues on this exotic red bird. Superb crisp focus & choice setting with backdrop branch & contrasting bokeh. A real beauty!



wow Peter,
another new bird to me. and what a lovely bird! cute. liked that catch-light in the eye.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-20 8:19]

Hi Peter,the details and the colors of the plumage are really fantastics,i think wasn't easy,the light seems very difficult,i like your excellent work and this magnificent specie!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter,

An excellent close-up with such deep colors, details & pose. Well composed & presented. Great effort & TFS.

Regards & best wishes!


Hi Peter,
really nice photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Very good sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Peter,
great shot of this beautiful bird with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I especially like the wonderful red colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Ciao Peter.
Meravigliosa foto con una nitidezza impressionante di questo Red fody con ottimi particolari, splendidi colori,molto bello complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Peter
Amazing bird and beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful BG, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

Ciao Peter. This is a masterpeice MF. Magnificent colours. Detailo and sharp impressive.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-20 13:09]

Hello Peter,
Excellent portrait of this lovely bird, captured in a cute pose. Superb details of the plumage and wonderful warm colours.Great DOF.Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-20 22:51]

Hello Peter,
Congratulations for this new species on TN!Excellent photo presentation of this beautiful Red Fody, TFS!

great capture, nice picture and perfect focus on bird, very nice colors too, congrats Peter for the capture !

ciao, tino

Bom dia Peter
Fantastic capture of this wonderful bird in lovely pose and composition,beautiful colours and great sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a nice day!
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-21 4:09]

Hello Peter,
This is the only exotic bird I have in my archives (photo taken in Masoala parc in Zurich Zoo), but the quality of my shots are not as good as yours here. I like the fine decentred composition and the fine color of the background.
Thanks and kind regards

hallo Peter
Super mooie scherpe foto en leuke compositie zo op het takje
de details en kleuren zijn prachtig
bedankt groet lou

Hello Peter ,
Congratulation for A NEW BIRD FOR TN and thanks for sharing this picture.
great sharpness and colour with good composition.
best wishes,

Witaj Piotrze,
A beautiful bird. Picture has the natural wonderful colour. Voting easily visible.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-06-21 19:48]

Hola Peter, que belleza de foto y de especie, que resalta del fotndo y del entorno; excelente luz, color y detalles del ave, así como el contacto con su ojo...saludos.

Hi Peter,
I like the image for its simplicity and the colors, the sharpness ,the position of the bird in the frame and the catch light in the eyes looks good.
Goutham R

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-22 5:13]

Hello Peter,
A very fine capture of this striking beauty, a male Red Fody.
Excellent use of the low lighting to give top sharpness and fine natural colours from a great POV against a suitable BG.
Nice to see this species, new to me and to TN.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

Hello Peter,
Fantastic portrait of a wonderful bird. He has a fascinating plumage.

Hellow Peter,
What excellent sharpness with vivid natural colours and striking definition.

Hi Peter,
Thank you. This is a great capture with sharp details.


Hello Peter

Once again congratulations for this new species on TN.

The color tones of the plumage of this bird is beautiful,
fine POV and framing, beautiful light, great focus,
sharpness, details and contrast, TFS


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