Hey you with the big eyes!
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-01-18 4:15]
Hi Anna. Tell Loot to take a rest now and again . This a fantastic close up ofthis strange looking bird. You have taken it with fine detail and very sharp focusing , Bright rich colours. well done TFS.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2009-01-18 4:25]
fine closeup shot, i liked the pov and the limited dof, the eyebrows look so sharp here ans i can see that you have grabbed the attaention of the bird,
tfs & regards
A great close-up of a Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, showing the head from a frontal POV with excellent sharpness and focusing. Amazing that you could get so close to a wild bird to take such a shot. Not exactly a beauty, but one can see the large eyes and eyelashes with fine clarity.
Nice tribute to your husband: I hope Loot doen't work too hard and can soon take rest and do what he enjoys doing, incuding some photography.
Thanks for sharing this charmer,
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-01-18 4:36]
this bird is absolute wonderful and I love to see this one from the front - that's a lovely effect with the nice beak and look at these eyelashes - beautiful even without mascara ;-)
That's the shot of the day, I like it so much, thanks and greetings to you both
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- iris (3088)
- [2009-01-18 4:38]
Can someone pass me the mascara please!:)
Somtimes it is the perspective that matters....the bill can be forgotten for a while, and those lovely looking eye-lashes can be admired...i wonder how beautiful would they look if they fluttered at you time and again....and I bet before you realise they would have managed to have all the food in your hand..
I like the intimate style of this portrait that captures the eye of this beautiful bird in fine sharpnes.The gaze is pointed and sharp boring right into you.The highlighted features of your subject definitely adds to the overal quality of the image that has also used the natural light very well.
It would be such a wonderful thing to see hornbills in such close proximity.I wish our Indian Grey hornbills became a little more friendly like yours.
Thanks for another thoughtful presentation from beautiful South Africa.
P.S:Loot could get a great boost looking at those perky eyelashes-a fine dedication.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-01-18 4:39]
Amazing frontal view. Very impressive. Perfect sharp details and an excellent DOF. Beautiful bright colours with a good OOF BG. Excellent composition.
- albert (2971)
- [2009-01-18 5:05]
Funny and unusual POV
This is an excellent photo with great focus and superb colours
- Morigann (100)
- [2009-01-18 5:11]
Usually, i appreciate photo of bird, but this one is a little bit dumpy ;)
About you capture, there are fine details with beautiful natural colors and a good close up composition.
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-01-18 5:23]
very impressive portrait of this strange bird
great DOF and details
Wow, this is almost too close for comfort!! A brilliant capture showing amazing details and fine colours. I wish I had those eye lashes!
A great dedication to Loot, tell him to take it easy and that we miss him here!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
Excellent POV and a very sharp shot.When I showed the photo to my sister, she first caught sight of the eye lashes. She loves them :). The bird also looks so lovely, pink near the eyes and throat. The expression on the bird's face is striking.
- fragman (43778)
- [2009-01-18 6:54]
nice angle, greetings, TFS Ori
- schnoopie (964)
- [2009-01-18 7:01]
great portrait which made me smile a lot.
Love the expression of that hornbill.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-01-18 8:32]
WAUWH a great macro shot
i like the colours very mutch
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2009-01-18 8:33]
Give my regards to Loot and I hope that this hard work will give him extra free time after the deadline. But luckely we got Mrs. Eksteen to present us with the nature of South Africa, and I can feel the Loot influence in your photos.
This is almost a photo that has the feel that you might have gotten a bit too close. He looks not really that pretty and it feels that it could have attacked you at any second. The sharp details and colors are amazing.
This is amazing close up of this bird. The details, colors & sharpness are superb. I like the finer aspects of the eyes & eyelashes. It is no doubt a grand front profile of Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill. I appreciate your dedication of this photograph to Loot :) TFS
PS: I hope Loot has some free time to see your wonderful dedication to him!
wonderful close up of this strange bird taken from an excellent frontal POV with amazing details; very vivid colours in a spectacular composition. I love your notes.
TFS. Best regards
- wahclella (1119)
- [2009-01-18 9:59]
There is a saying that we often hear when others view a portrait taken, and that is, "A Face Only A Mother Could Love." This bird has the oddest facial features with that huge bill, those long dreamy eye lashes, and those big yellow eyes. I guess if I was a female those would be the aspects I would crone for,
Have A Great Week Ahead...
- mrlins (314)
- [2009-01-18 12:06]
Good shot, near and clear... what a look this animal has!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-01-18 12:37]
Funny portrait:)Exposure is spot on details are crisp clear.I liked,framing,clarity,expression on face and especially POV a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.
- septimiu_nemes (2161)
- [2009-01-18 14:32]
amazing capture Anna !
very beautiful and perfect details , wonderful colours and perfect sharp , beautiful light and nice DOF ,
very well done !
Hi Anna,simply fantastic! Never seen a close up like that! Wonderful idea and wonderful realisation!!!Just my best compliments in my bad bad english,have a nice week,Luciano
- Noisette (7821)
- [2009-01-18 15:28]
very impressive portrait of this hornbill, I like his look, face to face with you
The shot is very sharp with a lot of details on his head and neck
very well done
Awesome colors ... Awesome POV ... Awesome Picture. Thanks so much for sharing!
Oh, and look at those eye-lashes!!
Oh, you beautiful doll, you great big beautiful doll.
Let me put my arms about you, I don't want to live without you.
Oh,you beautiful doll, you great big beautiful doll.
Oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, you beautiful doll.
Awesome shot Anna - just great!!
PS Tell Loot - should he be so pressured like this at work? Are they short of staff? It doesn't sound right.
- Macroleo (886)
- [2009-01-19 1:02]
Hi Anna! Very,very nice picture!
- betsie (0)
- [2009-01-19 1:24]
Fantastiese foto Anna - ek is mal oor die lashes en die haarstyl!
- gannu (14761)
- [2009-01-19 3:19]
Anna, Superb shot and I like the composition and the frame. Excellent details and in such a closeup shot. Focus is spot on with great sharpness. We miss him too and as I can understand during my teletalk (working on SAP)since I am feeling the same. Take care Ganesh
- cypturk (308)
- [2009-01-19 3:19]
Hi Anna, beautiful capture of this L'il cute hornbill.
Excellent in all aspects. Great pov and composition with nice details.
thank you for sharing.
- claudine (0)
- [2009-01-19 7:08]
This is very, very close. The bird looks almost defiant! Details are so sharp that we can count every eyelashes and feather. This is a great portrait, something different and original. Well seen!
- oanaotilia (3416)
- [2009-01-19 8:01]
Oh God! Sorry for my words: is the ugliest bird I had ever seen!! I will not say the same for the picture: excellent details in the feathers, interesting POV for this portrait!
Kind regards, Oana
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2009-01-19 8:55]
Exceptional capture of this Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill, excellent portrait!!!!! and amazing frontal view.
TFS. Best Regards. Ferran.
- yasemin (1578)
- [2009-01-19 15:14]
What a beautiful capture... The title is perfect.. Lovely bird and excellent composition...
All the best.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-01-19 16:42]
What a lovely portrait capture of this beauty from frontal POV. Great details, colours and facial expression.
TFS this fine image and cheers,
Ps. In these days i am so bussy since we entered the exam period. Thus i could be late for commenting. Sorry for this.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2009-01-19 23:12]
Very nice shot,Perfect details and sharpness.
Thanks for posting.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2009-01-20 3:07]
Impresionante primer plano, la nitidez y detalle son sobresalientes, luz y color magníficos. Saludos
- matatur (5312)
- [2009-01-20 3:35]
Almost missed this beauty in my haste Anna, a unique POV indeed my friend, mqade that huge beak look smaller than it is, but what really catches the imagination are those sooo beautiful eyelashes!
My goodness, what a face! Reminds me of a bitchy Latin teacher I had at high school.
Superb portrait taken with ideal light, showing every single feather and eyelash.
Very original shot.
Thanks and best regards
- marhowie (486)
- [2009-01-20 6:45]
Fun title Anna! Jimmy Durante, eat your heart out ;-}
Love the details I see, especially around the eyes.
Great POV from straight-on, it has worked very well for this.
A winner in my book,
- wuta (2142)
- [2009-01-20 13:41]
Hello Anna ,What a fantastic portrait shot from the hornbill , great details , a excellent shot ,Greetings Teunie .
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2009-01-20 19:23]
I think Loreal is going to come knocking with thick lashes like that.She is a natural beauty.
Lovely sharpness and detail,the POV is wonderful.
A lovely in your face capture.LOL.
The colours are vivid and well saturated.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-01-21 5:52]
Ciao Anna, fascinating portrait of lovely creature with old fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2009-01-21 11:16]
Very good close-up capture of this Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill, excellent POV, composition, facial impresion, sharp fine details (I like those eyes) and bright colours.
- bahadir (723)
- [2009-01-21 12:24]
Hello Anna, great up shot of this lovely bird with wonderful details. TFS.
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2009-01-21 12:39]
A real beauty:)
Very good presentation with good composition.
- tsotsito (903)
- [2009-01-21 15:28]
Hi Miss Piggy,
sorry I'm a bit late.
This a is a great dedication to your husband and my friend Loot.
I miss him a lot, tell him to slow down a bit or open the the door to the DB;-)
I like this picture, the big eyes and eyelashes are beautiful.
Very good sharpness and fine details, well exposed with lovely natural colours.
Very good work, mf.
My greetings to Loot,
A nice portrait capture of this hornbill. I hope Loot will join us soon after the assignment. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- meyerd (7531)
- [2009-01-25 2:31]
the portrait is great, funny, technically perfect. No more compliments needed, you know what you are doing without my comments. Congratulations!
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2009-01-31 3:19]
I have a hornbill, too, in my garden series, Anna; something I'll post shortly.Personally, Loot has been a great influence on me, too.I've learnt so much from him, and I really appreciate this dedication to him.
This is an awesome shot, love the perfectly sharp details!
- efsus (3947)
- [2009-01-31 6:17]
Woww!.. Bu ne muhteşem bir surat böyle! Gerçekten karşıdan çekilmiş en güzel kuş portresi olmuş. Detaylar, netlik ve renkler çok başarılı.
- parthasarathi (1314)
- [2009-02-01 0:02]
Today I came to know that Treknature's loving photography teacher "LOOT" is your batter half :-> . Your country South Africa is a great place of Flora and Fauna. Only once I visited your country and only three places... Cape town, Johannesburg and Durban. But I only got chance to visit your country's Political gardens, not the natural gardens for which South Africa should be visited. So your (both Mr. Loot and you) pictures are the oasis for me. as this one. With lots of regards and respect to you and your other half.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-02-01 8:28]
I do not believe my eyes. Fantastic idea, fantastic shot, unbelievable 3D-effect, incredible details and splendid colours. I see this amazing bird in my room and I welcome it as well as your outstanding shot. Bravo, my dear friend. Great work.
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2009-02-04 1:57]
snacka om coolt porträtt!:)
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2009-02-07 12:26]
excellent portrait, the absolute eye-catcher!
A great pleasure to see such a creativy shot.
Well decided to focus on eyes with a wide diaphragm: being OOF, the boldly protruding beak gets really three-dimensional, just as if sticking right into my face, wow!
Wonderful juicy colours, another masterpiece from your factory! Thank you!
With warmest regards from Vienna,
- valy67 (9219)
- [2009-02-07 23:19]
Hello Anna !
It's been a while since I last visited your gallery, I have missed this wonderful shot ! I juste LOVE this one ! The frontal POV looks fantastic, with the bird's huge beak making him look strange and funny. I also like his big eyes with long dark eyelashes. The details on the face and the feathers around it are excellent, as well as the natural colors and the composition. Very well done !
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-05-16 5:42]
excellent shot of this portrait. the eye lashes is very captivating and the hair style is very special. i like this dramatic presentation of the bird.
well composed in excellent clarity and the colours are lovely.
well presented shot/.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2009-05-26 14:25]
Ciao Anna. Great portrait and stunning details. Wondefrul colours.
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2010-01-10 20:56]
Excellent closeup with very good pov. The eye contact looks great. Thanks for sharing.