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Long-Tailed Widow Bird (Male)


Long-Tailed Widow  Bird (Male)
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1488 W: 24 N: 2195] (14276)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-03-11 14:09
Viewed: 982
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this 'Long-Tailed Widow Bird 🐦'(Euplectes progne) at Marieval Bird 🐦 Sanctuary early in the morning . Due to its big tail, it's very difficult to frame.

It's a male one and it looks he is very proud of his gorgeous tail πŸ˜‚. Due to bit cloudy β›… weather light wasn't such great but enough to get a decent picture ☺.
Adult breeding males are almost entirely black with orange - red and white shoulders.

This species found in Angola πŸ‡¦πŸ‡΄, Botswana πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ό, Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ, Lesotho πŸ‡±πŸ‡Έ, Swaziland πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡Ώ, Zambia πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡² etc.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6450 W: 89 N: 15594] (65242)
  • [2018-03-11 14:53]

Hi Srikumat,it's a very goos suprise this beautiful bird that i never seen before,the pic is excellent,just the end of tail is a bit blurred but the right part is absolutely perfect, lucky light for a very bright result. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Srikumar,
I was hoping for exactly such a picture from a Widow Bird: its long tail ondulating in flight, you caught it so well, congratulations. In the iconography of the Egyptian Old Empire you find winged and feathered Snakes. I always saw in this an allusion to Widow birds (don't take it serious, I'm no egyptologist).
Greetings, Dieterich

Hello Srikumar,
eye-catchingly dynamic capture of this exquisite long-tailed bird in the dim light of early morning.
Congratulations for you patience and success. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

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