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Copyright: Yoram Shpirer (shpirery) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 88] (1359)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MkII N, Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-18 17:36
Viewed: 5155
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
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my galery birds of kenya
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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-18 17:44]

Hello Yoram,
Excellent shot. The focus and beautiful saturated colours are perfect. I also like the way you captured the bird with a flower in its bill and pictured it against the dark sky.
Best greetings and TFS!

Hello Yoram,
What an incredible looking bird. The quality of your image is superb which give one an opportunity to examine the detail in the bird well. I love the large orange beak and having the pink item in its mouth adds a lot of interest. Nice.

Hi Yoram,
I like a lot this picture, you had a very good light and take advantage of it, the colours seen on the beak are so vivid, as well as the seen in the flower.
Very good the composition made and the neutral background got.
Cogratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Olá Yoram

Que foto interessante, belo momento você fotografou, e a ave ainda cooperou fazendo charme...que linda!
Cores maravilhosas e composição muito bonita. Parabéns!


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  • lee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 23] (84)
  • [2007-04-18 19:09]

Hi Yoram, nice shot of the hornbill. Dof and background gives the bird some pop. Nice colors and a good overall image. Good one, thanks.

Hi Yoram
Magnifique ! Cette composition horizontale est très bien adaptée à ce magnifique portrait. Netteté, PdC, couleurs, exposition et fond sont excellents.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Oh my goodness! What a shot! The colors are fantastic, especially against that background. The added flower is just the "icing on the cake" so to speak!

Evelynn : )

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-19 1:15]

Very clear shot of this yellow billed hornbill in a beautiful profile.
The light is amazing, and the flower in the beak is a bonus.
Pleasing composition.
TFS. : )

great light, TFS Ori

Hi Yoram,
Such a romantic guy with a flower in the beak :o) Details are amazing, very good exposure control and colors.
Isn't it called the yellow-billed (not yelllow-belled)?

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-04-19 4:18]

Wow! Excellent shot! Nice colours and details.

Hi Yoram

Stunning shot. the composition, detail, sharpness are excellent.


Hi Yoram,
This is for sure a awesome photo. Wonderful details with a perfect DOF and great lighting. The grey/blue BG brought out the colors of the bird and leaves perfectly. The flower in its bill is like icing on a cake.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-04-19 9:14]

Hello Yoram, simply beautiful. The darker background really helps to put emphasis on the bird. but ofcoarse...perfectly captured in a nice pose.
Regards, Jacob

Hi Yoram,
This is a gorgeous image. The colors and sharpness are spot on. The DOF works great and punches the forground and subject out nicely. :)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-19 10:56]

Hi Yoram,

Wonderful!!! Fantastic shot of the Hornbill but to capture him with the petal in his mouth is really something. Beautiful colors, details, pose and setting.


Spectacular photo of this stunning yellow-billed hornbill! It could not get bettter than this...with it's wonderful posture on this acacia tree. And the flower in it's bill makes the final touch. Wonderfully photographed!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-06 15:58]

Hello again :)

I apparently missed this one when originally posted so i thought i'd drop a word :)

Another sunnting photo and gorgeous result!
The focus here is impeccable and the level of details on this splendid yellow-billed hornbill is impressive.
I also love the exceptional contrast here between the subject and the BG (which by the way is so nicely blurred).
The exposure is again spot-on here and all the tones and colors are charming and very well saturated.
Another stunner! ;)

Bravo and TFS

Hi Yoram,
Well done for this fantastic shot... lighting is wonderful.
And the pink leaf is at its better place !

beautiful bird
Beautiful set of colors
The flower is a plus.
[I watched your gallery. many brilliant shots there]

Hi yoram,

Excellent shot. live picture.


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