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Baya Weaver

Baya Weaver
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-29 2:00
Viewed: 2245
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is a weaverbird found across 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. They are widespread and common within their range but are prone to local, seasonal movements mainly in response to rain and food availability.

Male of burmanicus race with the bright yellow crown
Among the population variations, three subspecies are recognized. The nominate race philippinus is found through much of mainland India while burmanicus is found eastwards into Southeast Asia. The population in southwest India is darker above and referred to as subspecies travancoreensis.

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Hi Foozi
Terrific photo. Amazing colour, Your BG compliments the bird so well. From what I have learned from viewing TN, I would have to say classic technique. Great job.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Foozi,
What a beautiful picture.It's like a card picture.Nice composition.Perfect light,sharpness and POV.I like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Foozi
Excellent photo, nice simple but beautiful setting, excellent detail and light, good pose.
regards yiannis

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, splendid sharpness and fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-29 4:56]

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful photo in warm colours and good sharpness. Nice composition, POV and blurred background.

Nice capture of the Baya Weaver, Foozi.
The frontal POV gives a clear impression of this bird's major features.
Good focus, colours and DOF.

Hello Foozi
a superb picture of this Baya Weaver with fantastic colour.
good back ground colour and perfectly focused subject.
you captured when he collecting grass fiber to built nest.
nice picture.
best wishes,


Hello Foozi,
An excellent expressive capture with outstanding details and colours luminosity,lovely rhythmic stance with beautiful soft and pleasant BG.
TFS and my regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-29 7:30]

Very beautiful image with soft lighting and colors...looks like the weaver collecting nest material..which looks more beautiful against this background. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-29 8:19]

Hello Foozi,
A very fine capture of the Baya Weaver. The features of the head and breast are well seen with great sharpness and natural colours. Nice BG and composition too.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Foozi,
Excellent photo. Lights, sharpness, color tones are just perfect, so is the background blur. An artistic presentation - probably the bird might be a bit bigger in the frame, though. But great job indeed. Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László

hello Foozi
very nice picture with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Foozi.
Complimenti meravigliosa composizione,eccellente nitidezza di questo esemplare di Baya Weaver con ottimi dettagli,stupendi i colori,molto molto bella.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hi Foozi,
what a nice bird. Excellent presentation. Perfect sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Foozi

In your latest postings I see that to your Nikon DSLRs
you did the addition of the Nikon D5100, I have
the same DSLR and love it ! great close-up shot
of the Baya Weaver, fine POV, beautiful soft
light and color tones, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-29 14:25]

Hi Foozi,magnificent small bird and a very great capture in this acrobatic pose.I like the colorful composition,magnificent details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-01-30 2:24]

Hello Foozi,
Very, very cute! Fine bird-picture, a touching bird and a beautiful light on this natural scene. Great composition too. Just lovely!
Kind regards

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2013-01-30 10:12]

Hello Foozi!
So cute,so lovely,so marvelous little bird.Great shot with gorgeous colors.Good job!TFS
Thanks also for visiting my gallery.I appreciated it.
Best of luck,

Salam Foozi,

Hope life is good. This is a very good shot of this beautiful Baya Weaver as it is trying to to peel off a thread from this cat tail leaf to built its nest.The clarity of the image due to fine focus is really amazing.
Thanks a lot for sharing a fantastic photo with details which are very impressive....take care...warm regards/Abid

Ciao Foozi. Great time for the small one in action! Magnificent colours/tones. Impressive details.


Beautiful photo Foozi! Very good composition, wonderful BG, nice colours impressive sharpness.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-02-04 5:53]

Hello Foozi
What a great closed up.Good point of view and pleasing pose.Sharp image with good details and nice natural colours
TFS Michel

Hello Foozi,

You're capturing well this bird by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the cute Baya Weaver with small and yellow body. It's stopping to green grass an interesting posture. And, The whole is harmonized well by a beautiful color combination, too.

Kind regards,

Salam Foozi.
Beautiful little weaver captured here in stunning simplicity. I like the fine colors of this shot.
Thanks and kind regards.

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