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Ann Aveyard ASINWP
with this winning image.
Here is some info - This is a weaver bird, named for their elaborately woven nests. The photograph was taken at Marwell Zoological Park this last June. There were a number of weaver birds flying around, busily building their nests. I watched them for a while and then identified one particular nest which was beautifully lit in a shaft of sunlight coming through the tree branches. I took several shots as the bird kept flying backwards and forwards carrying pieces of grass to weave into the nest and finally I got the shot I wanted. I love the way the sunlight has highlighted the wings and the fact that the birdís head, beak and eye is so clearly visible. The photograph was taken on a Canon 5Div, hand held with a sigma 150-600mm lens, shutter speed 1/2000 sec to freeze the bird and ensure it was sharp, aperture was at its widest for this lens f6.3 and ISO 5000.
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