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Oriental Pied Hornbill

Oriental Pied Hornbill
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -7- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-12-13 20:42
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Oriental Pied Hornbill
Taken at Taiping Lake Garden where there a lot od raintrees and big trees.
Established in 1880, the Taiping Lake Garden is one of the oldest garden in Malaysia. This 62 hectares of park is also known as Taman Tasik Taiping in the Malay language. The huge lake was formerly a tin mine but was since transformed into a beautiful well used and well maintained park where flowers, birds, insects, animals and lush greenery thrive.

Drop by this lake and take a stroll if you are visiting Taiping Zoo, one of the better zoo in Malaysia. Bukit Larut, used to be known as Maxwell Hill is located just within the vicinity.

The Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The Oriental Pied Hornbill's diet includes wild fruit (esp. figs, genus Ficus) and other fruit such as rambutans, along with small reptiles such as lizards and frogs, and larger insects.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-13 23:01]

Good portrait of this lovely hornbill with nice head turn and a fruit in its beak..good viewpoint. tfs.

照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
光線亮麗 羽毛顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
眼睛發亮 真是漂亮極了
構圖美麗 背景深遂 謝謝分享

Salam Foozi!
Great shot of this amazing bird. Good sharped details captured from a nice POV. Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Foozi
Wonderful image of this Oriental Pied Hornbill.
The PoV, colour and sharpness is excellant.
OoF background is also good for this nice picture.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-14 1:19]

Hello Foozi,
Nice to see a new posting from you.
Fantastic photo of this hornbill in excellent sharpness, details and a splendid natural environment. Beautiful colours. Taken from a very good POV in an attractive pose.

Hello Foozi,
Excellent picture my friend.Very sharp and detailed.Like its POV with a nut.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards And have a nice time,

HI Foozi, Wonderful capture of this Oriental Pied Horbill with a nut in his beak. Awesome colours with splendid lights. Perfect focus and details. Great DOF. You are so lucky you have caught him/her while turning the head to you. Thank for sharing

Salam Foozi
Amazing bird and capture my Friend!!! Excellent perspective and pose.Superb colours and light.Amazing sharpness also.What a beauty!!!
Thank You
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

Amazing bird and great photo Foozi! Very good composition, fantastic pose, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

great shot Foozi
beautiful bird with good sharpness and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
An excellent capture with fine details,clarity and a lovely pose,remarkable composition with beautiful FG and BG.

Ciao Foozi, great capture of fantastic bird, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-14 8:36]

Merhaba Foozi,
interesing and different bird but very beautiful,good foto bird,regards..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-14 15:12]

Hi Foozi,it turn the head in the best way only for your and your camera...ehehe.magnificent capture of this hornbill,i like the imposing perpective,excellent details,colors and exposure too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Outstanding image of this fabulous Hornbill, Foozi.
The dorsal POV gives a super impression of its plumage. The head is turned just in the right way to show its face and the typically large bill holding an insect in it.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Hello Foozi,

You're capturing well this bird by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see Oriental Pied Hornbill with grey feather and white beak. It looks like an unique shape. And, You catch well the moment of having added food to the mouth.

Kind regards,

Hi Foozi,

Wonderful image of this Oriental Pied Hornbill.
The PoV, colour and sharpness is excellant. BG is well defined.
Liked it.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-15 8:54]

Hola Foozi, excelente foto de una bella especie; que parece que construye su nido?...buena composición, color y entorno y excelente manejo de la luz que parecía era muy fuerte al momento de tomar la foto...saludos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-15 12:07]

Hello Foozi,
What a bird, what a pose! You have been very lucky to catch it like this. Most interesting shot, very impressive by composition and the beautiful natural environment. A great picture, indeed!

Excellent focus details and sharp for the intersting bird in pose. Perfect DOF too. Bravo!


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-21 8:23]

Hi Foozi,
Excellent shot of this nice and interesting bird.
Perfect composition,natural colors and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Foozi,
What a lovely bird. Well done.

Hello Foozi

WOW ! great photo of this Oriental Pied Hornbill in its expressive and proud pose,
with a very fine POV, DOF, and framing, excellent light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Wow! These are super cool and you got a nice image as well. Love the profile on this one. :)

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