Check-out his Pantaloons
Love this...I think this bird has so much personality in it's looks. Some may say "ugly", but I say character! The colors here are fabulous and the lighting is that magical "golden hour" light...your use of DOF is super and focus is spot on for me. great job, great photo!
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-08-29 8:31]
Good composition , very nice colors , very good DOF and great details.
- AndyB (3982)
- [2004-08-29 8:49]
A very nice capture.
The lighting is excellent,giving lovely warm tones of colour.
Excellent DoF and the bird is giving a great pose.
A great note too,very well done.
- mogens-j (20)
- [2004-08-29 8:58]
Well now he looks a little like he has got it for to-day and really would like you to go away. Very nice pose showing the character of the bird - as Lesley write. Colours and cropping are perfect.
- CaptiveLight (969)
- [2004-08-29 10:20]
The lighting is superb, colour is really good, and the birds character shines through. To me this is one of your best (along with 'Ingwe') Both images are fantastic.
- pompey (2774)
- [2004-08-29 10:54]
It looks so prehistoric. Great shot, great note, excellent composition.
I love the big beady eye the furry trousers and the striped socks.
Well captured Callie!
- philip (129)
- [2004-08-29 11:29]
Great shot, these are beautiful birds. Good catch
- carper (8439)
- [2004-08-29 12:25]
Very good one again Callie,
Very good composition, great dof, very good colours, exelent note, very good job.
Hartstikke goed man.
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-08-29 12:56]
This really is a funny looking bird. He looks mad, and I would be too given those features! ;-). It is a great shot Callie, the colours are gorgeous and composition is wonderful. Very good work.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-08-29 13:51]
Oh Yes! This is a very nice shot of this Hornbill, Callie. The colours really comes out. The pattern on the feathers, the bill, the pantaloons... oh hell. Everything. Great shot. Bird master.
- kooreman (666)
- [2004-08-29 14:56]
Callie, Another old man looking ugly ;-) But very well taken. I look forward to the time when I get my tele and start taking bird photographs. I guess Lesley is right they seem to have character. I have seen several shots where you clearly can wee the different emotion in the pose and the eyses of them.
Another very good bird shot.
Very nice warm colors and the bird seem to have posed for you (hiding his tail in his shadow). I notice that most of your shots are through a 2X converter. Is there any reason for not using a bigger lens in place of the 2X. You get stunning results with the 2X, maar ek het net gewonder.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2004-08-30 10:55]
Cet oiseau avec son bec incroyable est super ! Belle composition aux couleurs chaleureuses.
Well done !
- touristdidi (2490)
- [2004-09-08 5:33]
That is the most incrediable bird story I ever read....... I would never want reincarnation to be true, and end up as a hornbill! Excellent picture also, clear, and the hornbill looks a bit annoyed?
- Xplorator (7719)
- [2004-11-26 15:07]
Ohh yeah, this is one mad on the morning bird ! Or so it looks of course ...
- livios (16942)
- [2005-05-01 17:20]
Callie, I do like when you shoot birds. And our friend above is an exquisite one - at least for me.