I saw this bird in our first walking in the middle of Okavango Delta. I don't know its name but I am happy to get its image. It was the end of the day, a very hot day, around 35 Celsius. I was in a very, very bad humor because I was thirsty, dirty and I was obligated to stay inside tents because there was a gap in my accommodated tour. I was surrounded by strange people while people of group was in another region, inside luxurious tents. haha.
PS: According with information of my friend Daddo: "This is a hornbill, apparently in South Africa it's called the flying banana by the locals because of the bill's shape and colour. "
Vi este pássaro num passeio que fiz no fim de uma tarde muito quente, cerca de 35 graus. Nesse momento eu estava terrivelmente mal humorado pois haviam me obrigado a dormir duas noites em tendas já que a reserva do meu tour, que parava em hotéis, estava com uma falha. Enquanto meus amigos estavam em outro local do delta, em tendas luxuosas, eu estava ali, morto de calor, sede e todo sujo. haha.
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daddo (23607) 2014-07-03 19:07
Hi Jorge. This is a hornbill, apparently in South Africa it's called the flying banana by the locals because of the bill's shape and colour. Don't know if you have seen my photo from S.A. where two of them are attacking their reflections. Subtle light and a nice composition. Regards. Klaudio.
jemaflor (82958) 2014-07-03 23:49
Well taken, interesting bird, a photo well balanced with these branches, good light on the head.
COSTANTINO (53669) 2014-07-04 6:58
Hello dear friend
Ia am suprised seeing a bird like this one
because the Nature has too many different
kinds of birds me too I do not know its
name but I am happy to see it
this picture is wonderful and has
a hidden mystery
have a nice time
ikeharel (55252) 2014-07-04 8:28
A fantastic portrait of a bird never I saw, Jorge.
Excelent photojob taking this from a fairly distant POV.
Its eye and beak are an attractive eleent on the fine picture.
Bom fim de semama, and let's the best team win.
mirosu (13198) 2014-07-06 2:31
Superb snapshot. Thanks to the soft light the bird's plumage is rendered incredibly well, with great feather detail. I particularly like the differential focus, with the bird standing out against nice clean sky background. Excellent bird photo!!!
Very well done.
p.s. Sorry for delayed comments, but I do not have internet access every day.
mcmtanyel (12017) 2014-07-08 12:00
Nice photo for being in bad humor! I like the use of your zoom to isolate the flying banana from its surroundings. It somehow matches the branch it's perched on, nice camouflage.
berek (36420) 2014-08-07 23:12
I saw this bird for the first time, very interesting. the colors are wonderful.
swapankumarroy (2807) 2014-09-01 11:28
Yes, I am sure the bird is Hornbill, very nicely shoot it in a beautiful pose. Good color and contrast.
warm regards and thanks,
gervaso (9805) 2014-11-25 4:24
O interessante é que, quando pensamos em África, o primeiro que vem à mente são os grandes mamíferos, mas também podemos ver aves bem diferentes, como essa da foto! Excelente registro!