The Southern Masked Weaver or African Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus) is a species of bird that belongs to the family Ploceidae. This fascinating bird is widespread throughout southern Africa inhabiting open woodland, grassland, savannas, inland wetlands. It also frequents urban gardens as well as parks.
Pic taken “Die Oog”, Naboomspruit (Mookgophong), South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Feathered friends
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.
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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 2 years ago

    He’s gorgeous Elizabeth, I also just love them! Lovely capture!

  • Thanks so much for the lovely comment and fav Maree!! Much appreciated.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 2 years ago

    Love that eye!!

  • Me too! Thanks so much Macky!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 11/08/2012,
    Absolutely gorgeous work of art and creativity!
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  • Many thanks for the feature Deborah!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 2 years ago

    fabulous shot, Liz!!!!

  • Thanks dear Sal!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • NikonMan
    NikonManalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent Capture Elizabeth.

  • Many thanks Dennis, so kind!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsalmost 2 years ago

    Superb capture and excellent light very good work.

  • Thanks so much Paul!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, congratulations.

  • Thanks so much for the feature Wayne!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Rose Landry
    Rose Landryalmost 2 years ago

    What a beautiful bird – super sharp focus showing excellent details – Love it~

  • Many thanks for the lovely comment Rose!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully capture.

  • Thanks Julie, for the fav an the kind comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 2 years ago

    January 13, 2013


  • Thanks very much Teresa!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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