EASTEN PARADISE WHYDAH - Vidua paradisaea  by Magaret Meintjes

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Captured: Groenland Sfari’s, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, SOUTH AFRICA

Nikon D50
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 400mm
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/2000 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

Common resident. Distinctive plumage of breeding male differs in tapering tailfeathers; transitional plumage from the Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah. Small flocks mainly in thotnveld. Breeding male has a display flight in which the two short tail feathers are held erect, also hovers over females in slo, bobbing flight causing the tail to undulate. 12-38cm


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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 1 year ago

    So very beautiful, I like it !
    Art Quote of the Day
    Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
    Oscar Wilde mentioned and I nodded:)
    Best regards & hugs my artist friend,

  • Thank you so very much Sunny!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago


  • baie dankie Liz!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryanover 1 year ago

    Beautiful bird…beautiful capture.

  • Thank you so much for your support and lovely comments Jack, truly appreciated!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • NikonMan
    NikonManover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much for excepting NM!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you for excepting Ray!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Nice capture, such a long tail

  • Thank you Larry, yes very long, so much that I battled to get it all in the capture!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    fantastic shot of this stunning bird !

  • Thank you so very much Renee!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

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