- janhendrik (2392)
- [2008-09-01 12:53]
What a nice portrait shot of this hornbill. Great pose, fine capture, very well done!
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-09-01 12:56]
Well, now isn't he just wonderful! It is a super crop and presentation. Your choice of border color makes it appear that he is looking through a window and is going to peck at me! It looks almost three dimensional. Nice work.
Evelynn : )
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-09-01 20:20]
Hola Manyee. Posing just for You eh? Great image, I like it. Very sharp and fine clors.
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-09-01 22:44]
Hi Manyee, this Hornbill looks as if it is a mask - you show it so sharply and clearly. I love its eyes.
How great to be able to see it so closely in the Bird Park like this.
And what a strange noise it makes - thank you for that link.
- soccer (2557)
- [2008-09-01 22:50]
What an unusual bird!
The detail and sharpness are great, with a contrasting BG.
- deud (2540)
- [2008-09-01 23:12]
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-09-02 0:26]
So beautifil capture!
Excellent details and colors. Very good composition and nice BG, DOF and POV!
Regards and TFS,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-09-02 10:48]
What a wonderful portrait of this Hornbill. Beautiful colours and very good sharp details. Unusual, but good OOF BG. Nice composition.
- loot (11276)
- [2008-09-03 0:44]
Ha, what a sight for sore eyes. I bet this guy thinks he's the greatest looker and a blessing to all female Papuan Hornbill's. Well, who knows? Maybe he is or maybe he isn't, but you sure did a fine job to make him look at his very best. I just love that multicoloured eye. Excellent exposure control and nice sharp details.
Well done and TFS.
- dB_grafix (3019)
- [2008-09-03 23:53]
Wow, some birds sure have odd looks. This one sure has character.Be nice to see it out in the wild too.
Glad you shared this.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-09-07 10:37]
Hello Manyee! Great subject again with great details, the flash is maybe a bit too harsh but it's still a great portrait of that bird! Thanks!
- goatman04 (10573)
- [2008-09-18 19:24]
A very nice capture of this hornbill. Excellent color & detail. Well done & TFS.
- OzBY (1355)
- [2008-10-05 5:22]
Great portrait picture of this bird
Great color, DOF, lighting and background
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2008-10-23 9:25]
Hornbills are right up there in my favorites after toucans and this capture is really great showing off the head attributes very nicely. Well captured
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-11-17 22:58]
I wonder how much gold lipstick they used to prepare this birdís beak for the photo session.
Just joking! This bird is a real show-off with its beautiful colours.That beak is truly something special and it really looks as if it was polished beforehand. The textures and linings are interesting to look at, almost as if it was hand carved. Further it has the most fascinating coloured rings around the eyes, not to mention the stylish feather-do. A real elegant bird which you have captured with preciseness bringing out all the style it has. Thanks for sharing.