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Dec 16, 2012 05:21 |  #1

Hi, what do you think of a topic for a grouping of birds? Example - this one for weavers of the World. If you have a good photo of one, then we can add them in. Would be interesting to see where they are and what they look like across the world.

This one: Johannesburg, South Africa.

Shot taken 1/1250 sec f /4.5, ISO 800. This guy is a Southern Masked Weaver. The male has the black on and below the face and has red eyes.

I watched this one building his nest. Wonder if the female is going to break it. :-) If they don't like what the male did, they strip the nest.


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Dec 16, 2012 05:30 |  #2

Southern Masked Weaver - the male has the red eyes and bright yellow colour.

Shot taken 1/100 sec at f 4.0, ISO 200.

Will see if I can get the female. There is a pair nesting in my yard and she is normally close to the nest.


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Dec 16, 2012 09:44 |  #3

nice David, really like that 2nd shot, what a colorful bird




  
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Dec 16, 2012 12:35 |  #4

Thanks, Rick. Here is the female - the sun was setting, but still above the horizon. She was coming back to the nest. Far les colourful than the male.

1/100 sec at f / 5.6, ISO 400


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Dec 16, 2012 13:49 |  #5

Same species female, but in the shade and seen from behind.

1/125 sec at f / 4.5, ISO 160


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