Toucan Play at that Game by Ben Porter

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I’d have been delighted to be able to say I caught this whilst on some amazing adventure, but alas that would be an outright lie. This is one of the lovely Toco Toucans at Birdworld, in Farnham, Surrey.

He was taking a nice shower as it was such a hot day, and was delighted to get this shot of him, somehow the camera magically ignored the wire mesh in front of him for just a few shots and this was one of them… eeee!

Nikon D90
Tamron 70-300mm @180mm

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  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 4 years ago

    Love that beak. What a beautiful bird and nice framing too. Like the rain.

  • It looks awfully sharp, doesn’t it!? apparently its the largest beak on any bird relative to body size in the world…!

    – Ben Porter

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    July 2, 2010

  • Thank you so much! :) awesome :D

    – Ben Porter

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    You’re so very welcome Ben

  • Thanks :D

    – Ben Porter

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful beautiful capture! I’m so envious, I’ve never gotten a good shot of a Toucan. Lovely work!

  • Hi Damienne, I’m glad you like this one. I’m very proud of it, I think it was just one of those lucky shots. I’m sure you’ll get your Toucan shot soon :) Thanks for commenting and favouriting!

    – Ben Porter

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageabout 4 years ago
    • Great capture… what a beak… and the colours are so clear :)*
  • Its quite a beak isn’t it?! I hadn’t realised that they were quite so serrated… glad you liked it :)

    – Ben Porter

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray :)

    – Ben Porter

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 4 years ago

    What a wonderful capture love the water droplets just hanging off his bill. Beautiful bill he has to and his wet feathers just add to the effect.

  • Thanks for the comments Karen :) always appreciated.

    – Ben Porter

  • Matt Roberts
    Matt Robertsalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Matt >_< that’s awesome :D

    – Ben Porter

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