Southern masked weaver
- fototab (2177)
- [2008-01-30 7:55]
What amazing colors this bird has,
Bet you can see this things flying for miles,
Great shot and catch light,
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-01-30 8:00]
Beautiful bird. ilike colour vivid yellov VS gray. Nice OOF background, goos sharpness and compo
- rkailas (799)
- [2008-01-30 8:02]
What a beauty! The eyes look especially lovely. Excellent POV.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-01-30 8:06]
fine capture of Spottedbacked weaver, the almost uniform and monochrome bg makes the bird atandout well in the composition, nicely composed shot, liked the eye contact,
tfs & regards
Kind of a toughie, and I can understand your ID.
However, not Village Weaver. The reasons: the thickness of the black above the upper mandibular insertion (Village has it thinner); the orange-buffy wash on the posterior forehead and crown (absent in Village); the less massive bill (respect to Village); the hard to see, but still perceptible thicker yellow primary edges (respect to Village).
So, adult male Ploceus velatus (Southern Masked-Weaver).
P.S.: So as not to confuse - Village Weaver aka Spot-backed Weaver - same bird.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-01-30 8:48]
Beautiful bird in very optimistic colours :)
Good sharpness and details too.
- ralfsworld (6560)
- [2008-01-30 8:51]
Beautiful bird well captured and presented.
- ashokmp (221)
- [2008-01-30 9:28]
Very nice capture, amazing colors, nice contrasting dark color on the birds face.
- jesst (2441)
- [2008-01-30 9:57]
Nice bird, Annick!
I like your mummals more that birds, bit this one is so cute. Wonderful color and detail, composition and exposure are very good, as always
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-01-30 10:27]
Dit keer zijn het vooral de contrasterende kleuren in deze foto die ik erg mooi vind. Deze maskerwever staat er schitterend op. Goede scherpte met een verbluffend goed oogcontact en prachtige compositie.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-01-30 10:30]
Hi Alnick. A very colourful looking bird you have for us. with its fine detail and bright colour. i like the black face and dark brown eye you have used the light so well. a good POV. well done TFS. good notes too.
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2008-01-30 10:40]
Très belle prise, excellente netteté, couleurs et lumière, très beau sujet.
- cako (3395)
- [2008-01-30 10:42]
this is very lovely bird
very good color and sharp
have a nice day
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-01-30 13:27]
Great close up with fine detail and colours. Great isolation from BG too.
How do you get your 400 on a plane?
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-01-30 13:47]
excelente captura, bello pájaro...
sensacionales colores y pose original,
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-01-30 14:02]
I do not know this species Annick, but surely it is a lovely cute little bird captured perfectly from a low POV against a finely OOF BG. Thank you for this take indeed!
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-01-30 18:11]
Very nice colors of this beautiful bird. Excellent sharpness and great pose too. I also like the colors of his eyes.
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-01-30 20:03]
A Beautiful bird, stunning colours, love the framing really stands out against the soft background, nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)
- fiftysomething (657)
- [2008-01-30 23:08]
I agree with all the comments about the BG. The bird stands out so well. Superb photo.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-01-31 0:30]
What a beautiful Weaver bird very well captured. A nice profile with fine focus on the eye. Amazing black markings, not quite a mask. Very clear against the neautral grey background.
Many thanks, Ulla
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-01-31 0:33]
Wonderful shot of this beautiful yellow Weaver. Nice details on its plumage and the colour looks bright and saturated. Nice pose you have captured and the DOF is precise. Great POV and composition. Kudos.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-01-31 1:56]
beautiful colours on thie Weaver!
We can see evidence of a heavy crop yet the quality is still superb.
Great composition and POV.
The DOF is also great!
Cool birdie Annick..I like the layed-back pose :)
Everything looks very good, but I see some areas about the bird where you missed on the NR..
I know what you mean..I struggle with getting lower ISO usage..Would love to have a lens that was brighter..When R U shipping that lens over for the weekend? ;}}
Excellent post again mf,
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-01-31 7:10]
INice capture.Excellent POV , I like the pose of that lovely bird I never saw before.Sharp image whit lovely colors.Very well composed.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-02-01 1:05]
Hello friend Annick!
Great composition, and beautiful lighting. Great shot of this masked weaver. I liked especially its mask! Lovely :) TFS.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-02-01 9:25]
A very fine close up composition of the weaver!
very sharpness with warm colouration and details in the shot!
good exposure and focus too
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-02-01 19:01]
What an outstanding image of an amazing bird. Your superb camera work makes this birds' plumage sharp and well detailed. thanks my friend.