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Baya weaver (female)

Baya weaver (female)
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Copyright: akbar ali asif (AKBAR-ALI-ASIF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 478] (2927)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-31
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-21 2:57
Viewed: 1586
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot of female baya weaver on last evening of 2014. Its not of great quality as it was taken against the dying light of setting sun which resulted in an off-white sort of BG (sky) and a little grainy subject. I still like this shot because of slanted position of twig with orange berries and obviously because of this little bird with an opened beak giving continuous chit-chit calls, the typical of baya weavers.
Some info from Wikipedia:

The baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is a weaverbird found across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Flocks of these birds are found in grasslands, cultivated areas, scrub and secondary growth and they are best known for their hanging retort shaped nests woven from leaves. These nest colonies are usually found on thorny trees or palm fronds and the nests are often built near water or hanging over water where predators cannot reach easily. They are widespread and common within their range but are prone to local, seasonal movements mainly in response to rain and food availability.

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Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-21 4:16]

Hi Akbar,great result in this very difficult light,white sky bu the best exposure to take the best details and colors of this nice specie,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Akbar,
Pin sharp photo with nice natural colors and excellent details of this lovely bird. I like this excellent capture with such natural colors, taken from a very good POV.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-01-21 10:42]

Salam Akbar,
Very nice timing ..
Very nice colours, details and background.
Best wishes,

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-21 20:23]

Hello Akbar,
Excellent composition of this female Baya weaver perching on a twig full of small colourful berries. I liked the way it is chirping and where you can see it's tongue too.
Thanks for the share,

Hi Akbar

Excellent capture in a very nice composition, nice pose, excellent sharpness and details.



Hello Akbar

I personally love that background color tones, you shot the photo
at the best moment of the bird's pose, fine POV and framing,
and for me, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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