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(Ploceus melanocephalus)


(Ploceus melanocephalus)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-29 6:59
Viewed: 1158
Points: 8
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Tecelão-de-cabeça-preta, Black-headed Weaver

(Ploceus melanocephalus) - female

Exotic species in Portugal occurs in places that colonizes,mostly in Estremadura, Ribatejo and Algarve. The male show with its bright yellow & black plumage... the female is also a beautiful bird more discrete... they come to see you closely,sometimes no chance to focus even....:)
This pic I took from the car.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-headed_weaver

Have a good week and thanks for viewing...

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Hello Jose- Very sharp and well detailed picture of this "Black Headed Weaver". Thanks for sharing. Regards- Srikumar

Ciao Jose, lovely bird in nice pose, excellent clarity, fine detais, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-29 16:01]

Hi Jose,beautiful macro showing us this tiny friend in an acrobatic pose,great quality despite the difficult location,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Dr. Diogo,
Great macro despite the register from a car and possibly no tripod.
Looks like a female. [Wonder if it is using FALSE EYE lashes. Ha! ha! ha!]
Great focusing job.
Excellent clarity too.
Lots of details are visible distinctly!!!
Regards from Canada from Mario.

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