I hope you are doing fine now.
Very beautiful photo of this Trompetneushoornvogel. The saturated colours are splendid. Great sharpness, details, POV, DOF, eye contact and composition. In this pose all important marks are visible.
- alin-m (1773)
- [2010-01-09 2:01]
This bird look great and funny in same time.
Good picture with nice colors and interesting subject.Well done.
Greetings and friendly regards.Alin.
- albert (2971)
- [2010-01-09 2:23]
Great capture of this hornbill, superb sharpness and subject well detached from a clear blue sky
Have a nice Weekend
- fiyo (15161)
- [2010-01-09 2:32]
Mavi gökyüzünün çok güzel fonu önünde harika bir fotoğraf.
- nasokoun (62)
- [2010-01-09 2:53]
fine colorful vivid scene and composition, beautiful sharp result and photo!
keep photographing! TFS
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-01-09 5:43]
a very beautiful capture of the Trumpeter Hornbill taken from an excellent POV in a great posture with a splendid profile against a marvellous blue sky, very good sharpness and fine detail of the plumage, very well composed.
Have a good weekend
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-01-09 6:16]
first i wish you a fast recovery, excellent close-up photo
of this exotic bird, with fine POV and framing, fine focus
sharpness and details, beautiful luminosity and blue sky,
- Mamagolo2 (3124)
- [2010-01-09 6:30]
Great capture of this beautiful bird. I love the bird standing out against the blue sky. Very good sharpness and clear detail. VWD and TFS.
- loot (11276)
- [2010-01-09 6:47]
This is a magnificent capture of the Trumpeter Hornbill. Through the years this was
one of the very rare occasions that we found any of these birds. I was so excited to
capture it as it was perched in such a favourable open spot. Unfortunately that was
not meant to be. You know what happened next. While I was still busy parking the
car and getting ready to shoot this bird you, whilst sitting in the back seat and having
all the time and opportunity to prepare, so that the moment the car comes to a stand
still you are ready and shooting away, once again got the best or only shot of the bird.
Next time you are driving, OK.
No serious, I just love this shot. The bird shows amazing details and colours. The tree
framed the image and the bird has ample space to its right to look into. That fabulous
blue sky made a brilliant BG to enhance the subject.
Well done and TFS.
- zetu (16941)
- [2010-01-09 7:07]
Another interesting bird capture with wonderful colors and excellent details
- smitha (4409)
- [2010-01-09 7:16]
Now for the next couple of weeks , I will regularly visit Tn because I don't want to miss these beautiful shots of birds from Kruger.:) Lovely image of this beautiful bird captured against a vibrant blue sky.well exposed, very sharp and good details in the plumage.
Thanks and regards,
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2010-01-09 8:27]
Very well done shot, taken form a difficult POV, but very good handled by you. Interesting African bird, shoted whit perfect details an texture. Nice solar ligth. TFS, regards and happy Sunday.
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2010-01-09 8:30]
Hello Anna, excellent shot of this beautiful faced:) bird with nice details and composition.
TFS and regards,
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2010-01-09 10:23]
Wauwh!!Anna this is a SUPER picture
i like this bird very much
great details and super sharpness with good light
you can see the bird very good
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2010-01-09 10:27]
Great shot with lovely vivid colours and exceptional sharp details.
Wonderful composition and very nice background. Excellent contrast and light.
- anemone (651)
- [2010-01-09 11:10]
Lovely capture of this pretty hornbill on a branch.
Details, composition and POV are wonderful.
- Chiza (5351)
- [2010-01-09 11:26]
Hola Anna, una foto maravillosa de esta gran especie, de gran colorido y detalles POV,DOF; además acompañado de una excelente información...saludos.
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-01-09 13:07]
Excellent capture.I liked POV,exposure,details on plumage,sharpness and composition are wonderful.Thanks for posting.
Best regards Siggi
- yasemin (1578)
- [2010-01-09 15:41]
Excellent photography..Great details and notes...Very interesting...Pose and huge head shape is funny...TFS.
- zulfu (43)
- [2010-01-09 15:44]
Hello Anna, wonderful shot of this very interesting big-headed and billed bird with nice composition and POV.
TFS and G's,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-01-09 15:48]
I think it's delightful that you are going to share your trip with us. If this Hornbill is an example of the species you saw I can't wait to see more. An adorable pose showing us his amazing beak, eye, and feathers. I love the view from the rear. Colors and details are perfect and they are enhanced by the wonderful blue sky. Hope you are getting around again.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2010-01-09 20:58]
I can't imagine having to support the weight of a bill like this every day. The neck and head do seem to be very large for the body, so maybe it's not all that bad for this guy. Super fine detail and beautiful natural colors along with perfect exposure!! Looks like an Arizona sky from the color. Looking forward to more birds. TFS.
- FunkyMunky (3154)
- [2010-01-09 21:15]
Wow, Anna, these are scarce, I can only remember seeing one of them during my Kruger visits.
Thnks for sharing :-).. Great point of view and sharpness, the colours are very true.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-01-09 22:08]
Very beautiful capture against the blue sky.I liked pose of bird,exposure,lighting and details a lot.Excellent work!
Have a nice sunday!
Thanks for posting..
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-01-10 0:20]
Great capture of this wonderful faced bird from very nice vantage point with perfect focus, excellent DOF, great clarity and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice day!
Ps. Sorry for late commenting. I had some internet connection problems to TN.
- lousat (65489)
- [2010-01-10 2:09]
Hi Anna,i hope you are fine now...and then i must to give you my greats compliments for this incredible bird taken from a POV in"Jaycee" style..ehehe...all is perfect,from the colors to the sharpness,and the composition too whit the tree is fantastic! Thanks for share,i hope to see you again walking in this park as soon! Have a nice Sunday,Luciano
- uleko (10940)
- [2010-01-10 2:12]
What a lovely capture of a Trumpeter Hornbill, a species I can't recall having seen before! Excellent focus on the turned head and fine sharp details and beautiful colours of this grand bird. A great composition too. Perhaps it was looking for a nesting hole, but this little one must have been disappointing!!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-01-10 5:44]
this is a WOW for the capture. What a splendid view. The sharpness of the subjects and its surrounding is beyond doubt. The beauty is further enhanced by the blue sky.
Such an exciting presentation of this special bird with its clarity a top class.
well presented and excellent nature shot.
- manyee (23770)
- [2010-01-10 8:50]
I love hornbills. They are such amazing creatures.
The hornbills I have seen have only been at zoos, and they tend to be the same few species.
This trumpeter hornbill is a new one for me.
I love the profile view of this oversize head and beak, with that telltale crest on the beak.
The red eyepatch stands out well against the beautifully rendered black plumage.
The blue sky shows off the subject perfectly.
TFS. : )
- Noisette (7821)
- [2010-01-10 11:43]
congratulations for a new species on TN, this Hornbill is very beautiful, his black and white pumage is well taken and well seen, his bill is very strange
Wonderful pose and splendid blue sky
Have a good night
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2010-01-11 5:07]
Ciao Anna. Geat POV here and perfect DIOF with amazing light and perfect contrast.
- marhowie (486)
- [2010-01-11 6:30]
That bright red eye ring caught my "eye" in thumbnail Anna, well detailed.
I especially like this view of the birds backside, the subtle blue metallic plumage and white wing edges look so cool :)
Happy New Year!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2010-01-11 6:35]
Ciao Anna, fantastic bird in great pose against a beautiful blue sky, good composition with splendid light and colors, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-01-11 6:46]
Congratualtions on this first for TN!
Not only that, this is a superb capture of the Trumpeter hornbill. The pose, POV, sharpness, colours and composition against a fine blue sky contribute to an excellent portrait of this species, that I have never seen before!
Thanks and kind regards,
- sranjan (5784)
- [2010-01-13 5:07]
Very well shot photograph of Trumpeter Hornbill against the clear blue sky where it stands out well with good eye contact with the subject, perfect details & sharpness. I can see two holes in the tree probably used as nest; but they look under size for a bird like Gewone Boskraai. Thanks for sharing.
Hello Dear Anna
Instead of traveling around the world , you show us all the strange in the nature, Amazing bird,perfect timing to capture the bird while it looks to your camera.
- delpeoples (58)
- [2010-01-15 5:10]
Hi Anna, what an exotic looking bird, made even more exotic by your original POV. It's almost as if he turned towards the lens on your command. Beautiful blue sky to set off his plummage and I like the inclusion of the tree and branch. Great job and have a wonderful weekend, Lisa
Pocos comrentarios y mucho que observar Anna.
Precioso trabajop y más para los ajenos a este tipo de aves:-)
Abrazo: J. Ignasi.
- amal_parambath (114)
- [2010-01-27 21:56]
Awesome colors and amazing framing! It's amazing to see your photos! This bird is so beautiful! The red color around the eyes are very beautiful and nicely captured in the photo!
Thanks a lot for sharing it!
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2010-02-03 4:27]
Well done on being first to illustrate this species on TN. Great composition and good sharpness. a fine shot against that beautiful blue sky.