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The Great Hornbill
Lens: DA*300, Sigma 500/F4.5 Camera: Pentax K5 
Posted By: kengoh, 08-22-2011, 09:04 AM

Sharing some shots of hornbill taken from recent trip at Hala Bala Wildlife Sanctuary of Southern Thailand.

#1 Great Hornbill (female)



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#3 Great Hornbill (juvenile)



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#5 Rhinoceros Hornbill + Great Hornbill


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08-22-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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Truly remarkable photos . . . . . of a bird I've never seen or even heard of. A terrific job; thanks for posting these.

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wonderful series of the great hornbills, beautiful photos. Bob
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Sure wish I could get some shots like that! Fantastic!
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Wow what a stange looking bird. Great captures.
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Wow these are fantastic!
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Good captures Ken.
Enjoyable series.
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Excellent shots! Very nicely done.

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All great shots but that #2 is fantastic timing!
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Great series Ken.

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great hornbill, great captures!! 3+4 are fantastic photos... what striking creatures they are.... dave m
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Truly remarkable photos . . . . . of a bird I've never seen or even heard of. A terrific job; thanks for posting these.

Jer
Hi Jer, these are very big birds, sometimes a 50mm can shoot them.
All my shots were shot with 300mm & I have to move all the way backwards & most of them appeared full frame.
Of cos the bird is very friendly to get close.
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wonderful series of the great hornbills, beautiful photos. Bob
THanks Bob, glad you like this series.
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Sure wish I could get some shots like that! Fantastic!
Regards!
Thanks Rupert, hope you can capture these birds one day.

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Wow what a stange looking bird. Great captures.
Thanks daacon, they look strange to me too but they are friendly.

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Excellent shots! Very nicely done.
Thanks camperguy01.
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All great shots but that #2 is fantastic timing!
Thanks Pete, I supposed youi meant #4?

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Great series Ken.
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Thank you Tom.

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great hornbill, great captures!! 3+4 are fantastic photos... what striking creatures they are.... dave m
Thanks Dave & glad you like #3 & #4.
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