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Spectacled weaver

Spectacled weaver
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Copyright: Albert Herbigneaux (albert) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 with MB-200, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-18 2:28
Viewed: 4604
Points: 32
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Spectacled Weaver,( female)
Male has olive-green neck, back,wings and tail; crown and cheecks chestnut-brown.line through eye and bib on throat dark chocolate-brown to black ; breast and abdomen golden yellow.
Female similar, but lacks bib on throat.
The male build a solitary nest alone though the female often visits it and may bring in the lining material once it is complete.The nest is made of thin grass strips, often with a long entrance tunnel. Several nests are sometimes constructed before one is finally accepted by the female for breeding !
Food and feeding : insects and other small animals, including geckoes ;also soft fruit and berries,nectar from flowers
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Hello Albert,
This is a beautiful Spectacled Weaver! The bird's-nest is unbelievable.
Fine details and a great focus. Excellent composition and beautiful natural colors.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-18 2:33]
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Hello Albert,
A fine capture of a male Spectacled Weaver hanging on the tunnel of his creation. The POV, sharpness, colours, neutral BG and composition all contribute to a fine image.
Thanks for delighting us with it!
Best regards,

Hi Albert,
A well focused shot with trully amazing colours. Great work.
Thank you for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-18 4:00]

Hello Albert,
Excellent photo of this female Spectacled Weaver, you are right. Great sharpness and details from a very good POV. Beautiful natural and clear colours.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-18 4:54]

Hello Albert,
What a splendid capture of this beautiful Weaver in a fine pose on its spectacular nest. Great focus, very fine details and wonderful colours. Very well composed too.
Many thanks for adding my Silver Blue as your favourite!
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

indeed weaver, TFS Ori

bonjour Albert

une très belle photographie de cet oiseau africain,
prise avec un excellent POV et cadrage, une très belle
luminosité et tons de couleurs de l'image, j'aimes les tons
de couleurs de l'oiseau, la netteté et les détails sont excellents,
et belle pose de l'oiseau, TFS


Hi Albert,
Excellent capture of this Spectacled Weaver female, nice compo and sharpness.
TFS, best regards. Ferran

Hi Albert

Good shot of this brightly coloured weaver. They certainly are amazing nest builders. Great composition and sharpness.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-01-19 5:52]

Salut Albert
Jolie composition et image bien en focus.J'aime bien la pause du sujet ainsi que les couleurs.
Merci Michel

nice picture, I like the colours and the sharpness.

Best regards


Hallo Albert,
Ja...die gele wevers zijn heel moeilijk te identificeren.
Maar dat oranje aan de keel dat zou bij de leidraad geweest zijn. Herinner me zo iets van in Kruger...
Mooi gedaan, vooral ook met nest erbij en blauwe achtergrond...
Groeten en bedankt

Hello Albert

This is wonderful.
The nest is terrific and you have captured it well.
Excellent composition with the lovely bird too.
Lovely colours and light.
Great job.


Hi Albert, a superb capture from lateral POV of this beautifuk female spectacled weaver with its interesting shaped nest with excellent clarity and wonderful composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-11 11:48]

Hi Albert.
Wonderful shot with attractive scene. It is clear I have never seen this species in nature. You have reproduced it perfectly. The bird and its nest (if I am not mistaken) are sharp at whole. And light BG is blurred very well. Contrast subject is difficult for right exposure but you managed to exposure the shot perfectly. Well done and TFS.

hi Albert

what a beautiful bird captured so very well. Composistion and sharpness are excellent.


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