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Ground Hornbill

Ground Hornbill
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-27 11:37
Viewed: 3789
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The only opportunity to take this beautiful and rather strange bird (Bucorvus leadbeatery) on picture.
There were two specimen looking for food on the road side. As it always is, when I stopped to take fotos they flew away.
Seen not far from Kasane on the way south.
The Ground Hornbill is normaly seen in large reserves of the eastern south african region.
A large bird (90 to 100 cm - about turkey-sized) and unmistakable with its red face and throat. The female is distinguished from male by having a blue throat patch.
It is threatened in many parts of its range.

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great capture of this impressive bird, TFS Ori

Great action shot! Well done!

Hello Pierre
Impressive bird and impressive photo with interesting composition and wonderful colours.

HI Pierre,

Very well captured this Hornbill while take-off.
Good composition & a good note too.
Welldone & TFS.


Bonjour Pierre,
Le cadrage est trop serré et la combinaison vitesse / profondeur de champ n'est pas des meilleures mais le sujet est relativement bien valorisée dans une attitude originale.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-28 12:00]

Hello Pierre,
The only, but a very nice opportunity to get this chance. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours.

Hi Pierre,
beautiful portrait of this spectacular bird. Very nice natural colours and perfect sharpness.
I like your point of view and composition.

Hallo Pierre,
a very beautiful capture of the Ground Hornbill taken from an excellent POV showing perfectly its marvellous features, superb sharpness and splendid natural colours, very well done
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-04 2:35]

Salut Pierre,un travail excellent dans une lumiere difficile,quelle excellente nettete' et quel timing pour capturer l'oiseau en ce moment!Tres bien fait et tres professionelle photo.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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