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Red-Billed Hornbill


Red-Billed Hornbill
Photo Information
Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 24 N: 2203] (14316)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-07-25 6:06
Viewed: 1673
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this "Red-billed Hornbill" in Orpen(Kruger National Park);South Africa



The Red-billed Hornbills are a group of hornbills found in Savanna nd woodland of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Northern Red-billed Hornbill has a black stripe on the back of its head,redish ocular skin and dark eyes.

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION:
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Bucerotiformes
Family:Bucerotidae
Sub-Family:Bucerotinae
Genus:Tockus

The group of conpicuous birds have mainly whitish underparts and head,grey upperparts,long tails,and a long and curved red bill.They are generally large,at 42 cm long but the entire group are considered some of the smaller hornbills.

They are omnivorous,taking insects,fruit and seeds.They feed mainly on the ground and will form flocks outside the breeding season.

"ZAZU",A CHARACTER IN THE "Lion King" ANIMATED FILM SERIES,IS A RED-BILLED HORNBILL.

FOR MORE ABOUT THIS SPECIES,YOU MAY VISIT-Wikipedia(SOURCE)

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To oscarromulus: Thank You!Hotelcalifornia 1 07-25 08:09
To ellis49: Double Thanks!Hotelcalifornia 1 07-25 08:06
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Srikumar,
What a lovely presentation!!!
10/10 without further comment.
REMARKABLE WORK!!!
Mario with best wishes from a cool Calgary.

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

hallo Sri
beautiful picture with great details to see
the colours and sharpness are super good
thanks greeting lou

Hello Srikumar,
Nice photo of this Red-billed Hornbill. Your camera had a bit difficulties in the bright sunlight, I see. Some white parts are a bit over exposed and the branch is blue.
Good sharpness, DOf and taken from a nice frontal POV.
Enjoy the weekend,
Peter

Hello Srikumar,
it's a nice picture of the red-billed Hornbill.
I agree with Peter about the light but what do? not much.
Decent sharpness and a nice DOF.
Well done.

Regards
Gert

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15608] (65295)
  • [2014-07-25 9:07]

Hi Srikumar,beautiful capture of this birs that i seen me too in Gambia,very friendly with the photographers.A spectacular pic made with the usual top detail and colors,i like the pose too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.

Good improvement!!!But here over exposed feathers and bluish reflection on branch!!!

Hello Srikumar

Excellent photo of the Red-Billed Hornbill in his expressive pose,
fine POV, appropriate vertical framing, if the plumage of his belly
on some places wouldn't be overexposed the photo would be greater, TFS

Asbed

Srikumar,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的鳥 也很清晰
這鳥長的很特別 第 次見到真是驚奇不已
構圖也很美麗 真是好看
謝謝分享
STONE

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-26 10:32]

Hi Srikumar,
Another nice portrait of a beautiful and interesting bird. Amazing colors, good composition and details.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Srikumar, Wonderful presentation of this bird. Excellent light and tones in a well thought composition. What a rich colors of this bird you have delivered here.........with such great details. Thank for sharing
Anna

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2414] (10640)
  • [2014-07-28 5:26]

Hi Srikumar,
Very good capture ..
Nice photo with good composition and good sharpness.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-07-30 8:38]

Hola Srikumar; una especie de lujo, como me gustaría poder verla; buen contacto con el ojo y detalles de la especie, me gusta la percha y el entorno y muchas gracias por todos sus comentaios para mis fotos...saludos.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-08-01 2:32]

Hi Srikumar,

Wonderful portrait of the Red-billed, I like very much the texture of the plumage.
The sharpness is splendid nad great détails of the head, great job here.
Congratulations for this amazing catpure.
Best regards of Belgium.
John Vantighem

Amazing bird Srikumar! Great photo! Very good composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!
Regards,
Christodoulos

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