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Ploceus velatus

Ploceus velatus
Photo Information
Copyright: Odette Van Nieuwholtz (OdetteVN) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 127] (386)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-09
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-11-03 12:38
Viewed: 6005
Points: 18
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Ploceus Velatus

These birds are about 15cm in length. This photo was taken in our backyard and there are about 7 nests. There are some little ones at the moment and I am trying my best to get a photo while the mother are feeding the babies.

These are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills, most of which breed in sub-Saharan Africa, with fewer species in tropical Asia. The males of many species are brightly coloured, usually in red or yellow and black. Weavers get their name from the large woven nests many species make.

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It's a lovely shot!

Can't type much... can look and click though... sorry for the short comment.

Arm seer sal later kritiek. Groete.

Nice shot Odette,
Good detail, colour and POV. BG looks unusual. Good nest detail.
Thanks for posting.

Good picture Odette,
Nice colours, good details and POV.
Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-04 1:09]

Great shot of this Vitelline Masked Weaver (?) on top of his nest. Interesting POV of bird and nest. Sharp details and good colors. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-04 3:52]

Wow ! What a good and interesting shot ! Congratulations Odette and thanks for sharing.

" the Life is so rare in the universe and the Nature so precious, take care of them! " Christian...

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-05 22:46]

Very nicely captured shot. Looks like the Ploceus velatus keeps a comfortable nest also.

Well done!


Hello Odette.

Very lovely and interesting photo, however, it seems a bit soft.

I did a ws, hope you don't mind.

How wonderful to have 7 such nests in your very back yard!

Thank you for sharing this with us.

I enjoy your photograph very much, Odette. You have the skill and the environment, dont let the time or oprtunity waist them.
Best regards, Radu.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-25 13:33]

Very nice shot Odette, very well seen and done. Good note too. Thanks


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