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Village Weaver

Village Weaver
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-03-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300V, canon EF 75-300mm IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-11 5:10
Viewed: 6999
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Here some photographs at the time of a voyage in Tanzania a few times ago, here a Ploceus cucullatus in Olduvia Gorge. Canon EOS 300 V, Gold Kodak 800 ISO, numerisation of negative with Coolscan 4 Nikon, NeatImage for the noise.
Ploceus cucullatus
World: An African species which is common and widespread South of 15°N except in the drier regions. Kenya and Tanzania: Common and gregarious it can be found in open bush and wooded areas. Mostly absent from the drier northern and eastern parts of the country. The Black-headed is represented in Kenya by 2 very distinctive subspecies (some authorities consider these to be incipient species). Pictured here are Ploceus cucullatus bohndorffi (male in breeding plumage, male in partial breeding plumage and female) in which the black of the head extends only as far as the mid-crown where it becomes chestnut and then bright yellow from the hind-crown through to the rump. In Ploceus cucullatus paropterus the head is entirely black and the beak, indeed the whole bird, is smaller.These are large, noisy, gregarious birds found in large colonies often associated with people. In western regions they can be found in mixed colonies with Vieillot's Black Weaver. From: http://www.kenyabirds.org.uk/v_weaver.htm

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-11 5:20]

Very colorfull bird Didier. I like composition with leaves [strange looking leaves I must say ;-)], red eye and intense yellow feather look very good. I bet it was great experience for you to visit Tanzania.

Hi Didier,
Excellent capture of a beautiful bird,
great composition, very nice colour,
sharp details and good frame.
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)
  • [2006-01-11 7:01]

Waouuuuuuuuh ! Que cette photo est belle avec cet oiseau magnifique ! Cela a du être un régal de l'admirer. Compliments Didier et merci de nous le faire partager.

Hi Didier,
What a colorful little bird! Your exposure looks to be spot on here. Very well saturated colors. The composition and framing look great. Good detail with perfect control of the DOF. Very well done!

Excellent capture. Great colours, detail and POV. Very good background blur.

Nicely done


Good POV and ver nice colours.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-11 14:19]

Hello Didier!
Excellent capture.I liked POV,clear details,vivid colors,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

bonjour didier
magnifique pour une photo scannée.belles couleurs et bonne note.

Very nice presentation, that looks like a painting to me Didier. Vivid colors and well composed. Excellent note, Well done!
Thank you.

Very colourful shot Didier!
I like the POV and framing very much. Good details too. Colours look great, but I think they are slightly oversaturated.
Anyway, I like it!

Hi Didier,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. Composition and exposure are spot on. Good framing and POV.
Thanks for posting, Enjoy the rest of the week.

Wooow Didier!
What amazing colours!!! I'm smiling looking at you wonderful, summer picture!
Just great!

What a wonderful colorfull bird. Great POV. I've enjoyed the sharpness of the picture. Well done Didier

Nicely captured Didier!

I can't believe the wonderful and brilliant color of this bird!

Excellent composition, great details, colors, POV, DOF and lighting.

Thank you.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-19 22:51]

Didier, lovely composition, vivid colors.

A very beautiful bired, a great photo.

Great composition and pose.

That yellow really stands out, Didier! Very well seen, and well composed. The placement of the bird in the frame works nicely,too.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-01-26 20:30]

Hello Didier,
Very nice capture with perfect POV. wonderful colours and a lot of nice details. TFS


I like your Comp, POV and use of colour here. TFS,

Beautiful composition,

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