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Southern yellow-billed hornbill


Southern yellow-billed hornbill
Photo Information
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: 2007-10-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds, Vanderschelden's Yellow-billed hornbills [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-28 3:09
Viewed: 4004
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Southern yellow-billed hornbill is captured along the Letaba river in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
Letaba is also the name of a restcamp situated between Mopani in the north and Olifants in the south.
The base camp is 4 km from the confluence of the Olifants and Letaba rivers.

The Southern yellow-billed hornbill is one of the 5 hornbill species listed in the Kruger Map.
I believe it’s Kruger’s most common hornbill species and can be found throughout the park.
The 5 other species are the Crowned hornbill, the Trumpeter hornbill, the Red-billed hornbill, the African grey hornbill and finally the Southern ground hornbill.

For more info about this species and also the Red-billed hornbill and the Southern ground hornbill, I refer to my gallery and theme.

It’s photographed in the early morning light. Capture time 06:44.

Digital darkroom:
…a slight crop
…workflow LR/CR/PS

Have a nice day!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-28 3:37]

Hello Annick,
What a splendid composition with sharp focus on the impressive Hornbill! I like its pose in the lovely sunlight. Very fine sharp details and beautiful colours that stand out very nicely against the smooth background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-28 4:01]

hi annick,
beautiful composition and great lighting. the bird too captured well. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-28 5:09]

Hallo Annick,
Deze zuidelijke lijkt veel op zijn noordelijke neefjes en nichtjes. Deze is namelijk behoorlijk donker van kleur, zoals de noordelijken zijn. Die zijn namelijk helemaal zwart rond het oog en hebben een donker verenkleed.
Erg mooi licht in deze foto wat ook zijn uitwerking heeft in de schitterende achtergrond. Scherpte is erg goed evenals het oogcontact.
Groet,
Peter

A real beauty Annick. I just love the understated color, light, contrast, sharpness. It is perfection in its naturalism and beauty.

TFS
Evelynn : )

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-28 9:08]

Hi Annick. They are odd looking birds. this one looks a bit cross. You picture shows fine detail and such natural colours with good use of the light. a good POV/DOF. well done TFS.
Nick..

Hola Annick, una fotografia con excelente composición y exposición, buen enfoque y tonos de color naturales y muy atractovos. Un saludo

Hi,
Most of your pictures are treat for the eyes.And all of them are picture post card photos.fabulous work. TFS

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-28 10:15]

Hello Annick,

It is impressive how many color tones you have rendered in bird's plumage. I like very much the way you have used the light as well as the contrast between bird and background.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

Ciao Annick,
le immagini di questo uccello che hai presentato più volte sono una più bella dell'altra; eccellente composizione con uno stupendo OOF BG e la splendida posa, super la definizione dei dettagli, magnifici i colori e la luce.
TFS.
Maurizio

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-09-28 14:01]

Merhaba Annick,
Bizim ülkemizde sanırım bu kuşu görme şansımız yok. Bu sevimli kuşu hem teknik hem de estetik olarak oldukça başarılı sunmuşsunuz. Çok dikkat çekici bir gagası ve kuyruğu var. Başarılı bir kuş fotosu olmuş.
Elinize sağlık.

Hüseyin

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-09-28 19:05]

I liked the composition,nice details and pose..
TFS!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-09-28 22:15]

Hello Annick,
I think this is my favorite image of a hornbill you have shared with us. Splendid composition with textbook camera work, thanks my friend.
Rick

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  • smurali Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
  • [2008-09-29 1:05]

Annick, Superb image with some brilliant lighting on the face of the Hornbill. Nice soft backlighting.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-29 1:42]

I love it when you post of shot of these Annick, they are my favourite of all the birds you share with us. They have so much character, which you convey so well. As always, techincally excellent. A well chosen POV to get that pretty background.
tfs
Paul

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-29 5:00]

Hello Annick, Wonderful composition with superb eye catch and focus of this hornbill. Excellent sharp picture. Ganesh

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-29 5:03]

Bonjour Annick,
Je viens de voir cette image et je dois dire qu'elle est tout simplement magnifique. Tous les ingrédients d'une photo idéale, belle lumière, sujet intéressant, couleurs fines, bonne construction de l'image. Bravo encore.
Bon après-midi
Anne

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-29 6:39]

Hello Annick,
Superb portrait of a Southern Yellow-billed.
The composition is just right for the pose and POV with the delicate branches framing it nicely. Technically top class.
TFS this fine bird portrait,
Ivan

Hi Annick, beatiful bird in great pose with splendid details and excellent sharpness, perfect focus on eye, very well done, ciao Silvio

beautiful composition and great lighting.

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