This is Soraya (although everyone calls her YaaYaa) a White Crested (Long tailed) Hornbill from Ghana. We have a definite love/hate relationship. Her keepers think she is getting more used to me because rather than swooping at me, she now lets me get very close. Too close. (I am on to her though...while she thinks she is lulling me into a false sense of security by letting me get closer and closer to her so she can one day peck my eyes out, I am debating whether she will taste better with a stuffing of wild mushrooms, leeks, bacon and pistachios or wild rice, brandied cherries and fried sage leaves. And yes, I whisper these and countless other possibilities to her while we are shooting.
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- You can take her.Although I think the brandied cherries and fried sage might overpower. May I suggest julienned apples with crushed chervil...
You have my attention focused right where it needs to be. On that lethal beak and crazy eye. Love how you made the pattern of her bill seem marbelized - an exquisite touch!
Superb, of course.May 2, 2012
- :))May 22, 2012
- wow beaustiful....subhanalaJun 27, 2012
- Nice mo-hawk what barber shop did you take him to?Nov 17, 2012
- amazingMar 1, 2013
- Wonderful !Feb 8, 2014