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A Nest with a View

A Nest with a View
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Red-headed weaver, Vanderschelden's weavers in Kruger, Annick Vanderschelden Wildlife Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-09 5:38
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Red-headed weaver(Anaplectes rubriceps)

In the morning instead of leaving the camp I stayed to photograph some of the bird activity which is always excellent in Letaba, especially during spring time when the birds are nesting.

The entrance and the exit of the nest is down under.
This male is either checking the shop customers (It's photographed in front of Letaba's shop) or convincing a female weaver to visit his real estate.

More info and photos of the Red-headed weaver can be found in my theme: "Red-headed weaver"

Thanks for looking...

ISO rate = 1600 and this is a 50% crop

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To SunToucher: Hello Niek,vanderschelden 2 08-10 05:57
To Seabird: Thank you, Man Yeevanderschelden 1 08-09 12:12
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Hello Annick,

What a pov, from the bird as well!
This is entrancing. I don't think I have ever seen a bird is such a contorted position!

Your plummage details are excellent and I like the composition.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

hello annick,
this time its different from the usual stuff, i liked the pose and the title of the post very much, you have captured this with fine timing, well composed shot, lovely colors and good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Annick
Beautiful catch and POV. of this bird, Beautiful colors and sharp picture, great colors and details
Very well done.

Hi Annick,

Definitely something different. Nice to see an image that tells us what birds do for their living. Sharp and good colours.



Hi Annick ,
A perfect shot with nice colours .

Kind regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-09 11:32]

Hi Annick. I love the pose in the little colourful Weaver. Its having a good look at you with the bright eyes it has. fine detail and colours in the feathers. i must say i like the BG . well done TFs.

Hi, Annick,

lovely picture of excellent details, colours and composition! thanks for sharing!!

Man Yee

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-08-09 21:28]

Hi Annick

Another beautiful shot of this elusive little Red-headed weaver. I say elusive, because of my personal experience with these birds. I have seldom seen any and when I had the luck, they always stayed well within the thickets and branches so I could never get a nice clear shot of one. Good eye contact with the bird twisting its head through the 180 to have a good look at you (or was it the shoppers?).

Well done and TFS.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-10 2:29]

Hello Annick, WOW another good one. Superb colors and good focus. I like the bird focus on the eyes and the way it is hanging. Well done and TFS Ganesh

Hi Annick,
A wonderful photo with a great pose of this lovely bird. I love the soft light conditions and how it brought out the orange of the bird even more. The whites might be a bit too hot on exposure, but I can understand the difficulties you had to deal with.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-10 8:00]

Hello Annick, I really like the pose of the little accrobat. Good light, sharp image and great oof background, well done, thanks!


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-08-10 10:17]

Hi Annick

Ohh...this is lovely!
The vivid red of the weaver stands out so beautifully here and the pose you managed to capture it in is just outstanding!
Again a splendid (and also bold) composition, my friend...but you are the man for such things! I always love the way you frame your photos!
...And since you managed, under these condition (high ISO and crop), the quality and clarity of the shot are terrific!

Bravo and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-11 4:19]

Hello Annick,
What a beautiful composition showing this lovely little Weaver hanging upside down. Great focus, sharp details and beautiful colours of the plumage. Well done!
FS and regards, Ulla

Hello Annick,
such a wonderful image with beautiful Red-headed Weaver! Superb composition, details, colors and BG.

Best regards, Leonid

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  • achsan (26)
  • [2010-10-21 4:09]

Hi Annick, What a photograph man! Great sharpness, beautiful posture. Love to sea this more.

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