Masked Weaver III
|Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99)
|Date Taken: 2011-08-28|
|Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-07-25 8:24|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|African Masked Weaver|
Length: 11-15 cm, mass 29-45 g. Males larger than females
Breeding male: Black face, throat and beak, red eye, bright yellow head and underparts, plain yellowish-green back, short, strong, conical bill and pink brown legs.
Adult female and non-breeding male: Pink-brown bill (not grey contra one field guide), brown or red-brown eye. Upper parts yellow-olive, streaked darker on the upper back, yellow throat fading to off-white on the belly. The non-breeding male resembles the female but retains the red eye.
Juvenile: Similar to the female.
Image taken in RAW, ISO800, Aperture priority mode and Evaluative metering system.
PLEASE SEE THE LARGE VERSION
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A very interesting bird in nice surroundings. Great African colors.
Always playing the best light and colours.Excellent composition and sharpness.Thank You.
- [2012-07-25 10:06]
Hi George,this idea of the large versions is really great!! We can see fantastic details whit the best resolution,this bird is simply fantastic,the eye looks like a red rubin! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2012-07-30 3:24]
Hi George , I have looked at your photos and they have inspired me to do better. TFS Deon