Shoe Bill

Uploaded: December 31, 2016 01:03:39 | Entered: December 31, 2016 01:03:39


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Harvey A. Ravitch January 30, 2017

Interesting face, good detail, textures. Well captured.. What kind of bird is this, please? #1678697

Shirley Sicurello level-classic January 30, 2017

Interesting, interesting bird! #11558390

Terry Korpela level-deluxe January 31, 2017

Thank You for the compliments Harvey and Shirley. This bird is called a Shoe Bill it gets between 5 and 6 feet tall and the males weigh around 12 pounds with the females a bit smaller at around 11. They come from tropical east Africa from Sudan to Zambia. Last time I checked, about 6 years ago there were only 10 in zoos in the United States with 5 of them at the San Diego Zoo. They are a very interesting bird to watch I have watched them for about an hour at one time a couple times. Going through zoos most people seem to go by the birds real fast. I am disabled so I do not mind watching birds for long periods of time and if they get close enough to me I will talk to them sometimes as long as an hour. My three favorite things to take pictures of are Birds, Models and Botanical gardens. I don't usually talk to flowers at the botanical garden though.
Have a great day.

Thomas L Willis January 31, 2017

I enjoyed seeing the bird and the description. Thanks, Terry. #11558446

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