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Baglafecht Weaver

Baglafecht Weaver
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-10-31 11:26
Viewed: 5387
Points: 56
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Hello dear TN friends,
After a long time of searching for the ID, I couldn’t find it, but…..
This is the Baglafecht Weaver (ploceus baglafecht). THANKS STEVE (CUCKOOROLLER)FOR THE ID.

Geographically variable. Adults have prominent pale eyes, a small black mask with yellow throat and broadly yellow-edged wing feathers, but crown colour and upperparts vary greatly.
Most males have yellow crown and dark nape, but some have dark crown. Females have black, grey or olive crown, matching nape and mantle, and grading into black mask behind eye. Upperparts vary from olive through grey streaked black, to black in distinctive reichenowi (Kenya, N. Tanzania). Belly is yellow in most races, but white in NW races. Lacks eclipse plumage. Juvenile is duller.
Habitat: Forest edge, woodland gardens and towns. Breeds singly, building loosely woven nest, usually in foliage of trees and bushes.
Status: Common and confiding; usually in pairs; often aggressive to other birds.
Voice: Harsh ‘chut’; usual weaver squizzles.

Source: ‘Birds of Africa, South of the Sahara’ by Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-31 11:30]

Hello Peter,
Excellent capture, very nice composition and pov,fantastic sharpness and depth of field,beautiful colors and nice details.
Best regards Siggi

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-10-31 12:03]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful species that we don't have around
here..Nice colors and surrounding..

Hi Peter,
This is a male nominate race baglafecht baglafecht. Given the polytipicity of this species, it is often confusing. In particular, if you have books with plates showing some of the other more southerly races, such as, emini, reichenowi, stuhlmanni, and others, well these can show a whole lot of differences of the disposition and extension of the black on the face, sometimes nuchal, and also the loss of the green-yellow mantle stippling seen in this particular race that in other race may tend to uniform black.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-31 12:19]

Hi Peter. Once again a good capture of a bird that i have not seen before. A cute bird with yellow black feathers. Your good detail shows the white eye very well with bright colours. Stands out well from the pain green BG. well done TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-31 12:24]

Hi Peter,a great festival of colors!!Wonderful yellow of the bird and great red of the Christmas star tree,excellent point of view,my best compliments for this another impressive scoop from your trip,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Bu ne güzellik Peter,harika bir kuş.Rengi,duruşu ve bakışı süper,ellerine sağlık :)

Hallo Peter,
Ha, die ken ik.
Dacht ik...:-)
Dat het een wever is, da's zeker. De moeilijkheid is dat het eentje van die vele gele betreft die onderling moeilijk van elkaar te onderscheiden zijn.
Hij lijkt wel echt goed op de Village weaver.
In kleurrijke omgeving gefotografeerd; met uitzondering van Cyaan zijn alle kleuren van CMYK aanwezig.
Bedankt en groet

Ciao Peter,
continuano le tue meravigliose immagini catturate in Etiopia, eccellente POV e bellissima composizione con l'ambientazione in mezzo alle brattee fiorite che creano un fantastico contrasto di colori, ottima definizione e stupendo dettaglio dell'occhio.

Ciao Peter, my today neighbour, fantastic colorful composition with lovely bird, fine details and splendid sharpness, Brava!, ciao Silvio

You managed a wonderful composition and colors in this shot Peter. Was this cropped a bit? It seems to have lost a bit of resolution. It is quite an effectrive image nevertheless.

Evelynn : )

Hi Peter,
Excellent capture of this Banglafecht Weaver. Very good pose, POV and composition, sharp details and bright natural colours. It looked a bit pale for me so I did a workshop, hope you don't mind.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-31 18:09]

Hi Peter,
Lovely species captured nicely in very colorful surroundings. Thanks for sharing this great image Peter.

Beautiful bird on poinsettia, Peter.
I particularly like the combination of yellow and black on the bird.
The image is quite sharp and colourful.
Thanks and regards.

What a lovely riot of colours this shot is, Peter!
Very well done!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-10-31 23:30]

Ha Peter,

Een fraaie opname van deze wever,ik heb er gelukkig ook een aantal kunnen aanschouwen en fotograferen alleen niet zoveel gezien als ik verwacht had,dit is wel denk ik een nieuwe soort welke nog niet op TN gezet is,bedabkt en nog een prettig weekend


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-11-01 2:22]

Hi Peter
very nice colors and composition
very good sharp
well done.

Hello Peter,
Nice composition and great colours
On my screen the focus appears to be more on the poinsettia flower than on the weaver!
It's a great photo anyway

Hi Peter,
A nice capture of this beautiful weaver bird. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-11-01 12:22]

Hello Peter
You captured a beautiful bird in a very beautiful composition among those leaves of euphorbia. Splendid natural colors.
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Peter, very impressive capture of this beautifully coloured weaver with wondewrful details and composition!
TFS this fine image my friend!
Have a nice sunday!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-01 14:33]

merhaba peter
interesting and beautiful species
i like composition, POV, colours and details of eye

Hallo Peter,

mooi dat je de ID gevonden hebt, ja soms is dat moeilijk zoals ook bij de paddenstoelen.
Mooie gekleurde foto van de Gele wever met die rode bladeren en vruchten.
De Wever kijkt ook precies in de lange richting.
Jammer van de nog iets te drukke achtergrond maar zo zitted in een boom is dat ook wel moeilijk.


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-02 4:55]

Merhaba Nick,
Bu muhteşem sarı renkli kuşu çok hoş bir kompozisyonla kaydetmişsin. Detaylar mükemmel. Eline sağlık.


Hello Peter, very colourful bird which I had not seen before. Wonderful composition and detais.
TFS and greetings,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-02 13:41]

Hello Peter, great subject again my friend. Good light and exposure, very well composed. Great job, thanks!


Ha Peter,

Mooi shot van deze voor ons ongewone wever
uitstekende kleurrijke compo
Jammer dat wij ze alleen maar in gevangenschap kunnen bewonderen

TFS Thijs

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-02 23:17]

Hello Peter,
The colors on this image are so cheerful and festive.
I guess the red and green make me think of Christmas,
and the yellow on the bird is so brilliant.
Great details and good composition.
TFS. : )

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-11-04 9:25]

Hi Peter
Nice colours with sharpness details.
Composition and light are very good too.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-05 2:11]
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Hello Peter,
A fine capture of a male Baglafecht Weaver taken from a fine POV with pretty good sharpness to show the features well.
Well composed among the Pointsettia flowers, suggesting that this might have been taken in a garden, as the bush is of S. and C. American origin.
Thanks for sharing this fine bird image,

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