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Copyright: Frans Swanepoel (fransswanepoel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 18 N: 192] (1286)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-20
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-03 8:46
Viewed: 2963
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)is found in the Northern parts of South Africa and is very similar to the Red-Billed Hrnbill in plumage coloration but has smaller white primary spots, visible only in flight. Female has a shorter, predominantly darker bill and dark head and throat.
Their habitat is thornveld and dry, broad-leaved woodlands.
Canon 40D with Canon 100-400 IS USM zoom lens. ISO 400 @ F8.0. Taken in RAW using Av priority.

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Hello Frans,
Very nice details and amazing focus.
It is a fantastic capture with excellent sharpness and clarity.
Wonderful composition and splendid colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-03 8:53]

Hello Frans,
What a beauty! I saw them by hundreds at the picknickplaces in Kruger. A fantastic photo in great clarity and good sharpness. Excellent diagonal composition and a nice BG with the acacias.

Hi Frans
Interesting species and beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Good composition with the background showing well and adding to the interest. regards Yiannis

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-03 9:15]

Hello Frans
Superb capture with an interesting bird
Thanks for sharing

Hello Frans,
Excellent photo, great sharpness and POV. Very beautiful this bird ever seen.
Well done for sharing and Merry New Year.
Hello Vanni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-03 15:54]

Hi Frans,very beautiful specie and impressive pic at the top of quality,impressive sharpness and colors and very nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hallo Frans
a fantastic portrait of the Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness, very beautiful natural colours, superb close composition with a splendid environment
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-04 5:44]

Beautiful Hornbill, well captured with good colors. tfs.

Hello Frans,
Interesting bird captured with sharp details and natural colours in his natural environment. Well done!

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-01-04 16:11]

Hello Frans

Wonderful shot with good colors and details. The composition is amazing. Good sharpness.
Well done

Wonderful, Sharp, Photo showing nature's blending.

Regards for sharing,


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