The Southern Ground Hornbill
- nanreh (2191)
- [2014-09-22 7:25]
What I can tell you, Srikumar? Thanks ... it is little. THANK YOU for sharing this wonderful photograph of a bird unknown to me; and from your work will be for me one of the most beautiful and strange world. Great focus and perfect exposure; despite being obtained under the terrible African sun. All hats off to you, friend; and a little envy is fabulous trip to Africa ...
What a lovely bird.
It eats snakes ... wonder if this species is immune to snake poison?
The exposure is perfect!!!
Loved your notes too.
Mario with greetings from Canada.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2014-09-22 8:43]
Very nice close photo of this hornbill in beautiful natural colours. Good sharpness. Have seen its nephew in Ethiopia, the Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, eating a snake. Photo here on TN.
- iti (7939)
- [2014-09-22 10:56]
Excellent shot of this Hornbill. Amazing colours and sharpness details.
Despite the sharp light very nice picture.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2014-09-22 11:16]
Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2014-09-22 11:17]
very good picture with nice details and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou
In the wild it is not easy to get close enough to them for taking a photo. They are also found in our area, albeit not abundantly so, which is the southeastern part of South Africa where I have personally observed them outside of nature reserves. So it seems their area of distribution is wider than generally believed. This is a very good image. Well done.
PS: A boomslang is large when fully grown, but not gigantic. Was it a luislang perhaps...which is gigantic?
- lousat (65489)
- [2014-09-22 15:37]
HI Srikumar,very interesting specie ntot often seen on TN,an excellent capture,very bright and well done despite the difficult location,great contrast between red and black,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- aruntp (5379)
- [2014-09-22 23:18]
never seen this before really attractive and colorful bird. tfs.
- NikosR (3436)
- [2014-09-23 10:03]
Excellent shot, very nice clarity, beautiful colors, nice composition, splendid sharpness, fine details. Thanks for sharing this rare bird.
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2014-09-24 8:16]
Impressive sharpness and details. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. Lovely contrast against the background. Very interesting specimen of bird.....
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2014-09-24 11:12]
Ciao Srikumar. Excellent DOF stunning details and good colours/light.
- Harris (0)
- [2014-09-24 11:33]
Saw this bird in Kenya.Good captured.Well sharpness and DOF.
- SANTUDUTTAGUPTA (2340)
- [2014-09-25 0:02]
AMAZING capture Srikumar da in bit difficult position to focus.Great shot.
- KOMSIS (10674)
- [2014-09-25 2:44]
Lovely capture of this bird..
Very good focus, sharpness, colors, details, POV and composition.