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Masked Weaver Female


Masked Weaver Female
Photo Information
Copyright: Ben Broughton (Lourens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 321] (1223)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 170-500mm APO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Southern Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-03 13:24
Viewed: 4780
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus)
This is an image of a female Masked Weaver. She is responsible for inspection of the nest prior to breeding. If she is happy with the construction of the nest it is unseremoniously demolished and the male has to start from scratch.

Shooting data: Nikon D70. Sigma 170-500mm set to 400mm. ISO 400.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-09-03 13:34]

Ek sien die broei kleure kom uit - baie mooi een, die, Ben. Oulike borslappie wat sy dra!

Very nice Ben.
Good sharpness with good details, nice colours abd good composition..
Well done.

Very nice composition. Ben the fruit adds just a splash of contrasting colour. Details are very sharp. Nice one to ID with.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-03 16:27]

Another beautiful sharp capture! Thanks for posting. I love the DOF and detail in this image.

Ben, Nice shot. Good composition with the elements ont he right. They add structure to your shot. The head seems to vanish in the background as it has the same colours.
Greetings, Jan

Sharp, sharp !
Great capture of this bird, nice colours and composition, it's a pity, that she looks the other side instead of you (and us), but...very nice !

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