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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-08 7:01
Viewed: 2891
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I photographed this bird yesterday. Identification hornbill in progress)-:.
Cloudy weather conditions but still good enough for colour photography purposes; talking about the kind of light as well as the amount.
I was quite satisfied about the detail in the black plumage.
Further on …I raised the colour temperature a few hundred Kelvin to get a somewhat warmer image, as this is definitely a sunny bird and it is Easter after all.
I sharpened the selected bird a bit and blurred the background; for the latter I used the ‘moved’ option for a change.
A bit higher saturation and contrast as well…
As good as no cropping…
Teleconverter 1,4 has been used.

Happy Easter to everybody!
Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
7/04/2007 13:01:45
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-08 7:05]

Hi Annick. As you say with cloudy weather, this is a good shot. good detail . great eye contact.and colour. with good DOF. TFS
Nick. You have a good easter to.

Hello Annick,
Du beau travail, bravo.C'est superbement cadré, la netteté et les couleurs sont magnifiques.

Hello Annick!
Another great portrait from you! An another fantastic bird species! :>
I like easpecially the beauty contrast between red and black parts of its body :)
TFS and have a nice Sunday!

Great sharpness and compositon!

Hi Annick. Very well done. Excellent detail. tfs. Stev

This is one of the best Hornbill photo that i have seen! The details are very good those and colors too!
The only thing that distracted me was that white frame ( This is not really a nit , but i dont prefer a bold frame and dont bother its just my opinion)
Goutham R

Wow... Annick, how many times do i have to say that you are always outdoing yourself. your park has many interesting looking birds, many of which i have never seen before. this one is really unique.
the technicalities are needless for me to point out. it is as good as we can all see.
i really like your style of photography.. so far, it's straightforward portrait like mid-closeup shots, always with clear, neat backgrounds and absolute sharpness.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-04-08 13:15]

Hi Annick,
Another excellent portrait from you. Very neat and sharp. Lovely colours and a great DOF. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.

Hello Annick,

Wow, another amazing image! Excellent sharpness and detail in the plumage. Perfect DOF, and composition. Very well done, as always! Thank you for sharing.


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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-04-08 14:23]

Hi Annick,
What an interesting bird this is?
Great details and colors.
Very well presented.

Hello Annick what an amazing and unusual bird you captured it very well excellent sharp detail and POV perfect portrait tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Annick

You have done a fantastic job of this capture. Tack sharp, perfect clarity, nicely composed, perfect DoF making the BG a work of art. As for the strange looking bird.... I love those loooong eye lashes! :-)

hi annick!
amazing and a fine bird!
you show it well with
good quality and fine
good shot!

Hello Annick,
Looks as though you had your eye in again. Lovely shot of this bird. One I have never seen either real or as a picture. Did it really need all the processing?

Hi Annick, You are becoming a profile specialist slowly. Beautiful details and colours here. Well composed and framed.

Good work, Regards, Kiran

Hello Annick
Tout simplement .......BRAVO et....encore stp


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