NOVEMBER 2011 – A southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) sits on a dead tree at the Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
A southern yellow-billed hornbills (Tockus leucomelas) sat on a dead tree while we were – still tired from the night – slowly driving along one of the roads in the Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa, one of the less known parks in the country.
I was prepared and reached to the back seat of our 4×4 to grab the camera with the 100-400 mm tele zoom lens. The colors of the bird were contrasting really well with the brownish background that was further blurred by the wide aperture of f/5.6. A great shot.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||29-NOV-2011, 06:53|
|Location||Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1D Mark III|
|Lens||Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM|
|Exposure||1/640 sec at f/5.6|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3888 x 2592 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|