Our Colourful World Photography Competition - 1st Place
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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 bird’s 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.
1st Place see HERE
2nd Place see HERE
3rd Place see HERE
Highly Commended images see HERE
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