- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2008-02-20 14:40]
A fantastic shot Annick, this looks an amazing bird. You caught a great pose on this bird with its lifted wing. composition is excellent as is the sharpness and clarity of image. Stunning..
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-02-20 14:49]
Wonderful capture of hornbill with great sharp details, POV, eye contact. great horizontal composition and timing. Good informative, frame and notes. thanks.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-02-20 15:00]
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-02-20 15:55]
This is just too cool Annick. I love it. Superb work.
Evelynn : )
- lise (2877)
- [2008-02-20 15:55]
Strange looking bird this hornbill! This is a nice capture, great sharpness and POV.
Very well done!
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-02-20 16:26]
Hi Annick, what a beautiful photographic style you have. This is such a nice picture of this bird. Look at the wing ending at the tip of the branch, it is definitely a great composition. I am sure you do not predict ahead of time these details but somewhere you see it, you must have a fast mind. What a beautiful picture to introduce us to this bird. I really like your work. Thank you.
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2008-02-20 17:28]
Beautiful action from this Yellow-billed Hornbill. Sharp focus with detail to appreciate. Great color clarity. Very well done and tfs.
- lindamc18 (384)
- [2008-02-20 17:28]
excellent capture.great sharpness and detail.wonderful colors!
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-02-20 18:01]
excellent shot of this hornbill. he has a very nice looking face. sometimes I think he is really mad.
Great sharpness and colorful photo.
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-02-20 19:16]
Great capture, what amazing colours on this Yellow-billed Hornbill, excellent detail and well framed, really nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)
- crs (3551)
- [2008-02-20 22:13]
What a great bird portret. I like the moment you cought in your photo. Image is great beeing sharp clear with good details of the bird. Excelent natural looking colors and tones. Composition also is very good.
Thank you for sharing,
- takos1 (2607)
- [2008-02-20 23:26]
bella foto e strano questo uccello che si sta lisciando le pime, brava!
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-02-20 23:30]
Pose you captured, focus, sharpness, details, POV and composition are very nice. TFS
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-02-20 23:39]
Een fraaie foto met goede kleuren,een leuke dedicatie aan rick,ik denk dat hij hier wel een oppepper van krijgt,groetjes
- fiftysomething (657)
- [2008-02-21 0:18]
Really well composed with usual good detail. Good to have a photo of a Hornbill doing something other than just posing.TFS.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2008-02-21 1:23]
Great shot, very good POV and pose. Sharpness,details and colors are excellent.
Very well done .TFS..
- jesst (2441)
- [2008-02-21 2:57]
Wonderful! Your model is really charming. Well done Annick!
Very nice posture and sharp photo of a Tockus leucomelas (Yellowbilled hornbill)a very common bird in the Kruger park
But I it looks a bit too brownish to me,the reason could be the morning light?
I tried a workshop to get the belly more white but finally I prefer your photo!
- inked (771)
- [2008-02-21 4:03]
awesome! what a magnificent looking bird.. you've captured it with such amazing detail, in a great pose. beautiful. thanks for sharing
I share the regards for Rick. Photo is amazing on the other hand. SA type od direciton sign, this way is south:))
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-02-21 6:00]
This is a powerful portrait Annick, showing the Hornbill in a characteristic pose, busy with its alula feathers. A perfect POV provides us with a high degree of details on plumage and coloration. TFS my friend.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-02-21 6:04]
Very good shot of this Hornbill Annick!
The amount of detail in the feathers is amazing!
I love the funny pose.
Great composition and POV.
This will make Rick feel much better!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-02-21 6:07]
if i compare this shot with your last posting
i love much more this one, i love more the pose on this image
and the way you framed this amazing bird on the image, TFS
- azleader (931)
- [2008-02-21 12:47]
I hate to sound like a broken record all the time... but this is simply a fantastic nature image.
No sane person would disagree with that.
The moment you captured is fabulous. From a pure nature perspective this is a great photograph. The overall technical and photographic quality is as good as it gets AND it is perfectly composed.
What more could possibly be said?
Deze vind ik nog mooier dan de vorige. De scherpe blik in de ogen van deze Toks is altijd zo indrukwekkend. Perfect heldere foto weer met een fantastische compositie.
Ga even een week op wintersport. Ik kijk nu al uit naar jouw volgende foto's.
- abettine (1027)
- [2008-02-21 14:13]
Une triple indication quant à la direction à suivre : le regard, l'aile et la branche ! Joli travail de composition !
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2008-02-21 14:27]
la pose est fantastique, on dirait qu'il fait son stretching,
bravo pour cette photo d'une qualité irréprochable,
- Callie (7555)
- [2008-02-22 6:02]
Absolutely my type of photograph - they went that-a-way! Like the action and wing pointing to his left. Lovely pic, great exposure too!
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2008-02-22 11:47]
- hester (11638)
- [2008-02-24 10:19]
Stunning sharp details and I love the pose you caught with the wing out. Perfect composition as well
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2008-03-09 13:05]
great shot on a very fina bird
sitting in a nice pose!
You must have had fun taking pictures of this bird. I have commented on the more recent one you posted, which I like especially because of the texture. For this one above, it is obvious that the pose is priceless. Late afternoon sun gave tones with great warmth.
One thing, if I may. I noticed a few halos from oversharpening, in particular the ones under the beak and under the branches.
The dwarf mongoose relies on the support of the Hornbills:
Most species of mongoose hunt alone, but not the dwarf mongooses, which hunt in packs. So the mongoose pack scurries through the undergrowth foraging for insects and small mammals, the hornbills fly overhead as lookouts in exchange for the rich pickings of insects flushed out by the mongooses. Hornbill have sharp eyes and the raucous alarm calls when they spot danger make an early warning system for the mongooses.
Both the mongooses and the hornbills have predators in commun such as birds of prey; but the hornbills also warn of predators that prey only on the mongooses and are no danger to themselves.
If the mongooses have not appeared by the time the hornbills arrive in the morning, the birds call loudly to wake them up. If on the other hand the mongoose rise early and find no sign of the birds, they wait expectantly for them...