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Lesser masked weaver

Lesser masked weaver
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark October 2008
Date Submitted: 2009-02-16 5:41
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Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Went this morning out for a walk to find a Three-toed Woodpecker which has been located in the area I live,unfortunately could not find it,but will give it another try later this/next week,so once againn an upload from my kruger archive,this time a architect/builder and very colorfull bird,found this one in the satara restcamp and could make loads of captures while it was building its nest,here it is collecting the building material from a palmreed,hope you like it and thanks for your time,btw I guess this is a Lesser Masked Weaver.

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Quite dynamic diagonal Paul
Nice posture of this weaver with the thread in its beak
Yellow in nice harmony with the green leaves

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-16 5:49]

hi paul,
very fine image and beautiful portrait of this weaver with the thread on these coconut frond. beautiful lighting and colors. tfs.

Hi Paul,

Technically well taken and the bit of building material in the beak adds to the image of this industrious bird.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-16 5:55]

Hello Paul,
A fine portrait of a male Lesser Masked Weaver in action with a piece of grass for its nest. The technical quality, POV, lighting and composition contribute to making this a first class image.
Well done and thanks,
Best regards,

I hope to photograph the three-toed WP one day: I see it was reported in Sörmland. I hope you can take it!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-16 6:15]

Hello Paul,
A wonderful composition showing this Weaver gathering material for its nest. Excellent sharp details, beautiful light and colours and a fine soft background that makes it really stand out. Very well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Good behavioral study Paul...That strand puts this in context. Best, brat.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-16 6:33]

Hallo Paul,
Geen verkeerd alternatief. In twee woorden: een geweldig mooie foto. Komt perfect natuurlijk over in een schitterende compositie. En wat een achtergrond! super!

Hi Paul!

You present us a beautiful picture of this Weaver. I especially like the colours and the unity of the colour tones. Moreover, the particular point of view and the diagonal position of the haulmes create a fine perspective and depth of view.

I also notice that we use the same camera! Are you satisfied with it? I like it very much!

Kind regards


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-16 6:43]

Hello Paul
Great capture with excellent details., Wonderful colors too.

hallo paul
super schot
erg mooie kleuren
zo scherp genomen
een plaatje
groetjes lou

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-02-16 10:16]

Hi Paul,
a striking image with an excellent composition and DOF. Details and exposure are also excellent too and the palmreed in his mouth a great bonus - well done.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-16 10:32]

Hi Paul,
Very nice capture.POV,colors,details,pose of bird and visual impact are wonderful.very well done!
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-16 11:12]

Hi Paul. You were lucky on your trip to capture so many birds. This one has such bright yellow colours and you have taken it in a great POV so we can see the bird with the grass in its mouth. Good detail and bright colours in the featehrs. well done TFS

Merhaba Paul,çok göz alıcı bir kuş,renkler muhteşem,kompozisyon ve netlik çok iyi.Yuvasına düşkün bir kuş,canla başla çalıştığı besbelli,işçimen bir aile bireyi,ellerine sağlık :)

ciao Paul!
really dinamic capture with amazing posture
of this colorfull bird..perfect sharpness and
well focused

best sERGIO

Hi Paul.
A true marvel!
Excellent perspective and sharpness.
Magnificent coloration and very well detailed.
Congratulations and TFS!
José Roberto

Hi Paul,
Excellent capture of this Lesser Masked Weaver; great POV, composition, sharp fine details and beautiful bright colours.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-16 21:51]

Hello Paul,

You have made a very good photo with the bird. The POV you have chosen is very good showing gerat details of the bird. Colors are bery well rendered being so intense and vivid. The pose of the bird is interesting with the nest material in the bill.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-17 13:55]

Hi Paul,
an excellent shot of this pretty bird.
Very sharp and crisp.
Excellent DOF.

Well done,


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-19 11:25]

merhaba Paul
beautiful species and wonderful capture with its nice pose
i like composition, light, colours and sharpness

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