old slides: yellow-billed hornbill #2

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Comments (20)

Vittorio Mungiguerra on September 4, 2009

Beautiful old slide great looking bird, Ciao Graham Hobbs, Vittorio

Marketa.L on September 4, 2009

Great picture.

Manoo Mistry on September 4, 2009

I magnified this twice, and the results is extremely sharp and clear. Good upload Graham.


Pom' Angers on September 5, 2009

now that's a spectacular bird. glad you woke it up from your archive, Graham !

Graham Hobbs on September 5, 2009

thanks Vittorio




It was a wonderful moment - the shot isn't cropped - it really was that tight a fit into the image area of a fixed length lens - I was lucky :)) - and yes, they're great birds Pom' - I haven't uploaded a lot of wildlife in the past, but there are a lot of other great birds in the Kruger NP - hmm...

Manoo - it was ISO50 Fuji Velvia - so I would hope the detail was good :)

best regards to all


Manoo Mistry on September 6, 2009

Well you can't deny that it is bad Graham, it still looks very much original. Graham, how did you scan these photos? flat bed scanner or one of this stand alone thingy like Veho..?/

Regard Manoo

Graham Hobbs on September 7, 2009

Flat bed, Manoo - Epson Perfection 4990 - scans anything that moves and at a reasonable price if you look around - I used to have a dedicated 35mm film scanner, but a lot of my older landscape stuff was 6X7 transparencies, and a flat bed is the only affordable answer for that.


Manoo Mistry on September 8, 2009

Yes with results like this you have made a good choice here Graham as it does the job for your transparencies. And the results probably looks better then the original print. I thought about buying Epson 300 ( I think)basic flat bed scanner, but then I already have a scanner/printer and didn't want to take over the desk. Then I thought, do I really have a time for reviving all those hundreds of negative. May be in the future..:))


Steve Paxton on September 9, 2009

Graham a wonderful scan but it comes from a wonderful shot to start with. steve

Graham Hobbs on September 10, 2009

thanks Steve - it was certainly one of those ones that you pray look as good when they come back from the developer as they did when you took them :)


kamalyn on September 10, 2009

Hi Graham - wow - a new stash of SA shots! Just when we thought that well had run dry. This is really such a perfect shot of the hornbill!

Graham Hobbs on September 11, 2009

thanks kamaly :) , but don't tempt me - oh, just don't tempt me!!!...;D


Eric Ferrer on September 25, 2009

Beautifoul bird and composition ! Cheers. eric

Graham Hobbs on September 27, 2009

thank-you Eric - good to hear from you - it was a very co-operative model :)


Igmar Grewar on October 6, 2009

Stunning picture, we saw lots of these Hornbills in Botswana

Graham Hobbs on October 13, 2009

thanks Ossewa I've never been to Botswana, but it's up there on the wish list - all these birds never stop being exotic to a pommie like me :)

thanks keneu :)


Graham Hobbs on October 19, 2009

thanks Brumm - the Kruger Park is a wonderful place for photography. :)


Marcus Aksan on May 26, 2010

Superb shot!!

Graham Hobbs on May 26, 2010

thanks again Marcus Aksan - I think I was lucky that he knew how to fit in the frame ;)


karnam on February 8, 2011

awesome pic...hatsoff to photo taken by

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