|Copyright: Frans Swanepoel (fransswanepoel)
|Date Taken: 2010-08-16|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-01-22 22:05|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|These birds are very interesting to watch and they will eat almost anything. |
I took this shot in the Kruger Park in South Africa where they are to be found all over.
The Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill(Tockus leocomelas) is about the size of a small pigeon but the large yellow bill is diagnostic. The female has a slightly shorter bill with a darker head and throat.
Taken with Canon 40D fitted with my trustworthy 100-400 zoom lens. Shot in RAW on Av priority and @ F7.1, ISO640 and SS 1/1200.
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impressive picture with the bird staring at us with its white-yellow eye.
You have outdone yourself again my friend. This is such a lovely species and you have captured it so well showing all the remarkable details to its best. The colours are beautiful, and the technical aspects of your photography is great in all aspects. Focus, viewpoint, sunny colours and composition is only a few to mention that I favour looking at this image. It was indeed a pleasure to stop by this splendid shot. Best regards and thanks for sharing.
Those eyes are totally amazing..!
A bit scary, this fellow but I'm sure he is good in the bottom hehehe...
An interesting pose, good colour palette!