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N 130 B 826 C 103 E Nov 18, 2019 F Nov 18, 2019
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Eastern Paradise Whydah - male with breeding plumage
The name long-tailed paradise whydah can also refer to the exclamatory paradise whydah.

Wikipedia:
Long-tailed paradise-whydah (Vidua paradisaea) male.
Chobe National Park, Botswana

The long-tailed paradise whydah or eastern paradise whydah (Vidua paradisaea) is a small brown sparrow-like bird of Eastern Africa, from eastern South Sudan to southern Angola. During the breeding season the male moults into breeding plumage that consists of a black head and back, rusty brown breast, bright yellow nape, and buffy white abdomen with broad, elongated black tail feathers up to 36 cm long (approximately three times the length of its body). Males and females are almost indistinguishable outside of the breeding season.

It is a brood parasite to the green-winged pytilia. Male long-tailed paradise whydahs imitate the song of the male green-winged pytilia. The whydah chicks are larger and louder than the host chicks, so the foster parents will give them more attention than their own chicks.

Although difficult to breed in captivity because of their brood parasitic nature, these finches, particularly the males, are sold as pets in the United States and other countries. When breeding these birds in captivity, a single male is usually given access to multiple females and each female needs access to multiple active green-winged pytilia nests.


Own image 2936 with various textures

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N 140 B 983 C 101 E Nov 17, 2019 F Nov 17, 2019
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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus

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N 164 B 1.5K C 136 E Nov 16, 2019 F Nov 16, 2019
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“There is a creative fraction of a second
when you are taking a picture.
Your eye must see a composition or an expression
that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition
when to click the camera.
That is the moment the photographer is creative.
Oop! The Moment!
Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

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N 241 B 2.6K C 302 E Nov 14, 2019 F Nov 14, 2019
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Light is inseparable from shadow.
Shadow lives on the edge of light.
Shadow complements the light.
It transforms ordinary objects into extraordinary subjects
by adding mood and atmosphere
whilst elevating your photos
into the realm of feeling and imagination.

– Danie Bester

Own image 3460 and textures

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N 232 B 2.7K C 264 E Nov 13, 2019 F Nov 13, 2019
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZAsfB1Np-8


“Over the vistas broke a cold gray light,
such as seen in those false dawns
that are neither night nor true morning,
when the world and all its contents seem but shapes of mist, formed in vain hope and desire...
If you awake from troubled sleep at such a time,
you can only sit by the window
and think of those that have been lost to you,
― K.W. Jeter, Morlock Night

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