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Black-headed Weaver

Black-headed Weaver
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Copyright: Jose Conceicao (jconceicao) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 842] (3174)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, Hama UV 77mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-06-10 8:35
Viewed: 5057
Points: 44
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Black-headed Weaver

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Black-headed Weaver (Ploceus melanocephalus), also known as the Yellow-backed Weaver, is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in savanna and similar habitats, typically near water, in West, Central and East Africa. It has also been introduced to Spain and Portugal.

I took this photo in Barroca d`Alva,near Alcochete, Portugal.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-10 8:36]

Hello Jose
Wonderful capture with excellent details and beautiful colors.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-06-10 8:45]

Hi Jose,
Barbed wire on a beautiful composition ...
With fantastic colors, very beautiful Black-headed Weaver
Excellent sharpness and nice blurred background.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-10 8:49]

Hi Jose',impossible to found words to comment a beauty like that,colors fantastics and a sharpness really really great,we could count the plums of the bird!!My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-10 8:54]

Hi Jose,
Lovely capture.I liked pose of bird,details on plumage,natural colors and catchlight in eyes a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Jose, beautiful bird in nice pose with fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, lovely composition with nice blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-10 9:12]

Hello Jose,
Very beautiful photo of this Black-headed Weaver. The sharpness, details and colours are wonderful. Very nice pose, eye-contact and composition. Beautiful OOF BG.

Hi Jose,

A really beautiful capture of this Black-headed Weaver with nice colors, sharpness & details. TFS.



great capture, TFS Ori

hello Jose
great sharpness and good details of the bird
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Jose,

A very good shot, good focus and dof with great details.
I find the levels a little bright so have posted a workshop, hope you like it.



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-10 11:16]

Hello José,
An excellent capture of a male Black-headed Weaver. I didn't know it was introduced into the Iberian Peninsula!
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition, colours and lighting.
-: none, it's a great portrait of this species.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-10 11:31]

Hi Jose. This is a fantatic picture of the Black-headed Weaver , which you have taken with fine detail with pastle looking colours. You have taken this with a good POV so we can see all of the bird. With a good DOF. Well done TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-10 12:32]

Hello Jose,
Wonderful capture of this gorgeous bird! Excellent POV, great sharpness and beautiful colours in this very fine composition.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hello Jose
You have captured this Black-headed Weaver with wonderful details, each feather is good visible, i like his yellow body and the black head
great pose on this barded wire, nice environment
Have a good night

Hallo Jose
You have a wonderful selection of images in your gallery, especially the fungi ones are very interesting to look at. This vividly coloured Black Headed Weaver caught my eye in a flash as the colours of the plumage are striking, with a strong appearance. I love the pose, the colours and the details - this is a delight to the eye. May you have plenty photographic opportunities awaiting you.
Best regards

Beautiful capture Jose,
Nicely composed,good detail.
Cheers & TFS

Hi Jose

Excellent capture of this introduced weaver.
Excellent sharpness and DOF
Great composition.


Thanks for your kind words on my recent picture, Jose.
This mint-fresh picture of a Weaver is well taken from a fine point of view.
The yellow colour of the bird is very attractive.
The image is very sharp and colourful.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Jose, a superb close-up of this black faced yellow beauty while feeding with great clarity and details on its plumage.
Great one.
TFS and have a nice day!

hello Jose
very fine cmposition with the wire in, human element, very beautiful bird, exceptional capture and pose also and moment
TFS thanks for sharing

GREAT IMAGE!!!Lovely work.
I became a pilot in Grange de Marques in Sintra. LOVE SINTRA.
The LANDSCAPE in that area is BREATH-TAKING.
Why don't you post a few of that site? Provided the weather permits. It is almost always "nubelado".
Friendly greetings from Calgary, Alberta, Canada from Mario.

Excelente definição e luz.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2009-07-04 8:41]

Beautiful bird and very good picture

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