Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman

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Southern masked weaver male have several female partners, and build a succession of nests, typically 25 each season. When he is finished, the male a...
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Southern masked weaver male have several female partners, and build a succession of nests, typically 25 each season. When he is finished, the male advertises the residence to potential mates with fluttering wings and song, but females are picky and select only the freshest, finest abodes.

It was a nice experience to see a nest being built.
Tropical Birdland, Leicestershire.
Summer 2016
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14 Comments | Report
michellehouston
 
michellehouston June 19, 2016
I love this shot. Great action.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 20, 2016
:) Thanks Michelle.
APham
 
APham June 21, 2016
Beautiful shot and interesting info.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 21, 2016
:) Thank you for appreciating, Apham.
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic June 24, 2016
Love this shot! Voted in colorful bireds.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 24, 2016
Admir, thank you. :)
CURUTCHET
 
CURUTCHET June 27, 2016
he puts a lot of effort to build this nest , i hope it was appreciated
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 27, 2016
:) ... Thanks Jean Luc.
shellyg
 
shellyg July 01, 2016
Wow, this is a great shot! Vibrant, full of action, and beautiful!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 01, 2016
Thanks for appreciating, Michele. :)
santoshpatanaik
 
santoshpatanaik July 05, 2016
SUPERB, Aarti !
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 05, 2016
Thanks for appreciating, Santosh. :)
mickeymya
 
mickeymya July 21, 2016
Very lovely ...,Great shot.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 21, 2016
Thanks Mickey.
wildwoodie56
 
wildwoodie56 August 04, 2016
Fantastic shot
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 04, 2016
:) Thank you Steve.
artemiopascua
 
artemiopascua August 08, 2016
love the details and composition
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 08, 2016
Thanks again.. :)
vbFMILLINES229181 PRO+
 
vbFMILLINES229181 October 11, 2016
Thank you Aarti_Sachin_Soman,great capture
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman October 11, 2016
Thanks Faite. :)
Jefner89 PRO
 
Jefner89 March 19, 2017
Wow what a capture!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman March 19, 2017
Thanks Jennifer. :)
donndelica
 
donndelica May 28, 2017
one word: "AWESOME"
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman May 28, 2017
:) Thanks Donn.
Jdmccranie PRO+
 
Jdmccranie March 19, 2018
Wonderful capture. He's a Busy guy.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman March 19, 2018
Thank you Dan. :)
badenfoss
 
badenfoss December 02, 2018
I have watched them build nests before, it’s amazing to see. Great picture!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman December 02, 2018
Truly skilled birds...:) Thanks Baden.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in Tropical Birdland in Leicestershire, UK
Time
It was taken at noon at 12.30 pm.
Lighting
It was a cloudy day additionally the specific area was a covered area, in the aviary, so further light was limited. I haven't used any additional flash or reflector just bumped the ISO to maintain high shutter speed.
Equipment
I have only one lens usually attached to the camera,so I use the same every time. :) A Nikon D 5300 with 55-300mm lens. It's a handheld shot.
Inspiration
I always wanted to get bird with fully expanded wings. In natural habitat it might be very difficult to view so closely. But here they were just at 50 feet away and engrossed in their design. We took several shots. A few of them were quite well.
Editing
Not much. Basic raw adjustment and a bit of cropping.
In my camera bag
Just a D5300, kit lenses, a prime lens, a spare battery and a card. I always have a lens cleaning cloth.. Recently, my old man has brought a tripod for me...so that is an addition to my bag.
Feedback
I do not have authority to advice but still ...... I believe..... No place, no gadget, no software is important. Only your view point is important... the way you look at the world is always unique. We should try to show that uniqueness, that's it. Isn't it ? :)

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