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Some Days You're the Ground Hornbill, Some Days You're the Mouse!
Some Days You're the Ground Hornbill, Some Days You're the Mouse!
klkitchens


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD Tele-Macro for Pentax
Location: Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Fulton Co. GA
Date: Jun 16, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2012

Taken at Zoo Atlanta... the male and female pair of Ground Hornbills were holding their prize catch to the crowd with pride before passing it between each other. Nearby a chipmunk foraged without a care...

//www.zooatlanta.org/home/animals/birds/ground_hornbills

This is the female Zazu as you can slightly see her blue marking in the red beneath her bill. She was born in 1995.

"The Zoo’s hornbills love to show off their food through the viewing glass. Zazu loves to make kids squeal when she shows them her breakfast. These are highly intelligent birds."

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 110
Avg (all users): 7.1429
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0426
Avg (non-participants): 7.2154
Views since voting: 1836
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 112
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/30/2012 06:05:05 PM
Whoooo hoooo!!! Congrats on the 7 and the top 10!!!
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06/30/2012 02:14:06 AM
Gratz on the PB.....great shot too!
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06/29/2012 09:55:35 PM
WOW! This is an amazing shot! Congrats on your top ten finish.

Message edited by author 2012-06-29 21:56:03.
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06/29/2012 03:10:11 PM
Terrific color, detail and moment - if a but unfortunate for the mouse. Congratulations on the top ten.
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06/29/2012 06:53:04 AM
just love the expression on the mouse, wonderful, congrats on top 10 finish
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06/29/2012 03:56:04 AM
Classic. Congrats on the high finish!
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06/29/2012 03:02:01 AM
Congrats on 6th, This was one of my ribbon picks.
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06/29/2012 12:46:17 AM
Nice shot man. This is National Geographic worthy.
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06/29/2012 12:43:05 AM
Congrats on the new PB! Great catch, on several levels!
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06/29/2012 12:39:32 AM
Congrats!! :D
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06/29/2012 12:20:56 AM
This was my pick for the win.
It was, IMO, the best by a landslide.
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06/29/2012 12:08:03 AM
Ha good find, thanks for the bump, it helped.
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06/29/2012 12:05:55 AM
Feeding birds, 6th and 7th! Awesome.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2012 05:22:10 PM
EWWW
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06/24/2012 07:09:39 PM
goodness, a happy catch - the facts of life
bump
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06/23/2012 03:59:13 PM
Beautiful clarity and just the right DOF. I would rather have seen this without the mouse, but then it would have been just a very good portrait. I think the drama of this will probably place it very high in the ranking.
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06/22/2012 04:41:58 PM
Not a pretty image, but it sure tells a story! In graphic detail, as it were. Well done, even if it does make me feel sorry for the rodent.
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06/22/2012 01:04:19 PM
Overall, very good. 7
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06/22/2012 12:22:56 PM
Certainly one of my topsters.
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06/22/2012 08:50:49 AM
Can't vote but I'd love to.....love this photo, the expression on the mouse's face is hilarious!!
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06/22/2012 07:42:10 AM
ROFL! I can't help laughing at the Oooo on the mouses' face. Poor guy, but a bird's gotta eat!
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06/22/2012 06:59:19 AM
ohhh :(
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06/22/2012 03:09:43 AM
From the foliage I would think this is a zoo shot!
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06/22/2012 02:28:52 AM
Wonderful clarity and colour, crisp and detailed. The foliage is far too green for Southern Africa (now winter browns) so I'm guessing zoo? Still a 7.

Amazing birds now threatened in Africa due habitat destruction of the overpopulated and unnecessarily protected African elephant destroying vast tracts of bush and flattening trees where these birds breed.
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06/22/2012 12:46:38 AM
Fabulous focus on the eye of the bird. Right where it should be.

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