Gray Hornbill

South Africa
Very tough to find any of the hornbills (except the Ground Hornbill!) at eye level. They are usually high in the trees.
2014:05:03 22:03:00
1/200 sec, f/6.3
Mode: Av
Metering: Spot
Exp comp: +1
ISO: 800
White balance: Auto
Flash: Off

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Hi Sandy,

Nice head turn pose and a wonderfully textured perch. Beautiful colors in the background as well. Lovely portrait.

A very nice pose that fits extremely well with the perch, Sandy. Lovely background as well. Africa seems to have a lot of really awesome perches.

Sandy: well done. The neutral colored bird shows nicely against the pastels of the background. These birds must think that cameras are guns. Usually, as soon as I point a camera at one, it takes off. :grinning: Richard

Very nice Sandy. The hornbill is displayed nicely against the colorful BG. I like the comp as presented. Joel Sartore’s camera and lens was almost destroyed by a hornbill. Maybe Richard is on to something :wink: .

Hi Sandy, beautiful background and a really nice pose you captured. Love the backwards look. Well done.

Excellent background and pose. Interesting perch.