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Hornbill Portrait

Hornbill Portrait
Photo Information
Copyright: Reinier van Gijsen (moemf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4~f/5.6G
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-03-05 13:08
Viewed: 5862
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During breakfast on the 27th Dec 2005 I was visited by this beautiful bird. The Southern Yellowbilled Hornbill grows to about 55 cm and are often seen in the Kalahari snad dunes of Botswana. This one is intent on steailing my food so stole this shot in return.

Dando, wuta, wallhalla15, marhowie, anavazao, scottevers7, petrudamsa, livios, metcher, Nico, RII has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-05 13:21]

Hi Reinier, excellent portrait with great colours, detail and POV. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-05 13:32]

I love this bird, Reinier.
What an incredible beak. Details are sharp, and the colors are fantastic.
Great crop.
Between you and me, I would gladly offer him my breakfast. That huge bill looks rather intimidating. : 0
TFS. : )

Hello Reinier!
Great & good potrait. Beautiful image with good framing, POV, colors, details and composition you have caught.TFS...

  • Great 
  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-05 14:25]

Hallo Reinier , Wat een mooie foto van deze
prachtige Hornbill ,hele mooie kleuren scherpte en details ,hij ziet er trouwens goed uit na dat ontbijtje van jou ,het heeft vast lekker gesmaakt ,groeten Teunie .

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-03-05 15:15]

Hi Reinier,
Nice capture of this colourful bird with nice pose,
great POV, good details and very sharp image.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Reinier,
This is a very good shot. Great POV and very good details. Good visual impact. TFS.

Hello Reiner,
I like this POV, although one more in parallel would better IMO, with the large size of the bill (DOF). Very good exposure and color. Well done!

nice shot with great colours, details, composition and POV!

Good portrait Reinier,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and pose.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Hi Reinier,
Now that is a face only a mother could love. Some harsh light, but you did an excellent job taming it. Very nice saturated colors. Detail is sharp. Great POV looks like he is going to reach out and grab you with that beak.


For my opinion the bird is ugly but photo is excelent.

"This one is intent on steailing my food so stole this shot in return."
hmm... mutual advantage. Now if you just could close a deal with every bird specie thriving in thet place, something like a seed (or an insect) for a photo...
Wouldn't be that great? :-)

Regards, Petru

Reinier, I do enjoy this bird, and this a very nice capture.

I like pose, composition and pov.

Great colors and lighting too.

Maybe, I'd try to add a little bit more of sharpness. That's why I dared a workshop...

Hi, Reineer.
Very nice bird. Good POV, exposure and colors. Well composed.

  • Great 
  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-03-11 9:02]

Excellent capture. Beautiful pose. good colours.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-06-20 15:37]

Hi Reinier.
Great close up, calid colors and good composition,maybe unfocus buy is a good close up.

Thanks and I wait more photos , comments , tips and critiques.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

Hi Broer
Nice photograph. Very harsh light. Well handled. Great colours. Interesting POV. Super detail. Well done.

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