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This shoebill really is as weird as he looks. They almost do not look real. This one was moving a fair bit though, there was a lot of activity, maybe due to the weather…

Anyway I could not resist trying to get this guy on camera, although I found him or an ancestor before with a lower mp camera.

More details in a while :-)

Jurong BirdPark, Singapore.

Canon 400d 75-300mm lens.

I use no post processing of any kind unless stated.

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bird, asia, singapore, jurong, shoebill, bird park, jurong bird park

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  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaover 4 years ago

    Excellent Alissa.

  • Tack Mariana :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Tom Piorkowski
    Tom Piorkowskiover 4 years ago

    Wow – What a great capture. This is an amazing creature, nice work.

  • Thankyou very much! I went straight for the shoebill as soon as I paid my entrance fee and got in as I remembered them from the previous time :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • SchwartingSue
    SchwartingSueabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Wonderful detail..

  • Thankyou Susan! :o) I cannot wait to go see him (her?) again :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • swaby
    swabyabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture, have never seen one before! So thank you for sharing!

  • Me either! Well apart from this guy or an ancestor standing in more or less the same spot on a previous visit to Singapore :-P If anyone sees a shoebill in another zoo or birdpark please let me know! :) thanks for stopping by Swaby :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful photo! He is so funny looking that he has a weird kind of beauty.

  • Thanks… I do like this one if I say so myself :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • venny
    vennyabout 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thankyou! :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness – - – now that’s quite the face!!!! lol
    Excellent capture!!! :-)

  • Thankyou! :-D
    He is indeed awesome and one of the best things in the Bird Park. :-)Shame I was so ill when I was there… stuff the monsoon I would have still gone back to say bye to him had I been feeling better. :-P

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Great capture of this amazing looking bird!

  • Thanks Trish!

    – ellismorleyphto

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Ellis! They are just so amazing!!

  • Thanks Teresa :-) Not as active as yours though!!

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 3 years ago

    Wow his feathers look amazing in this shot. Great work!

  • Thank you! They WERE amazing… I LOVE shoebills, they rock… this was the exhibit I rushed to as soon as I was through the entrance of the park :-P

    – ellismorleyphto

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