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African Grey Hornbill (Male)

African Grey Hornbill (Male)
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-07-12 12:07
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this male 'African Grey Hornbill' (Lophoceros nasutus) in Kruger National Park during our staying in the northern region. Focus does play a great role in bird photography in my opinion and here I have tried my best to keep this big bird total in well focus.

The overall grey appearance is characteristic. The male has a dark grey bill; the female is smaller and tipped with red and the casque on the top of the bill is smaller and white in colour. This species whistle loudly.....

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-07-12 18:37]

Hello Srikumar,
Fantastic shot of this lovely hornbill. Captured in a fine pose which gives us a great look at its plumage. The exposure looks perfect and you made wonderful eye contact. The blurred BG is a real bonus. Well done!!

great capture, great bird, TFS Ori

Hello Srikumar,
Another interesting image with excellent clarity and sharp details. The photographers note are useful. Perfect clarity and amazing details. No one would do better....I also like the position of the bird in which you managed to take the picture.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Srikumar,

Another superb image of the grey hornbill. I saw an Indian grey hornbill last Sunday but i did not have my camera with me. The focus has been perfect with a nice pov rendering the blur bg and super details as usual. Thanks for sharing this lovely image.

Warm regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-07-14 12:29]

Hi Srikumar,top sharpness everywhere despite the diagonal position,another top quality pic showing is this lovely hornbill,great contrast with the total green background too. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hallo sri
great sharpness with nice light and beautiful colours
i like it
thanks gr lou

Hi Srikumar,

The leaves and branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the African Grey Hornbill. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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