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Copyright: Jeanne XX (Taralee) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 35] (217)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon EF 75-300mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-03 5:01
Viewed: 3166
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This kookaburra was perched in a tree near the back of my house. The sound of their 'laughter' can often be heard in the bushland nearby.

From Wikipedia: "Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) are large to very large (total length 28-42 cm/11-17 in) terrestrial kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea.

Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which is uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter good-natured, if rather hysterical."

ISO 200 F/L 300.0

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I really like the striking markings on this bird. I'd love to know a bit more about them...laughing? I know from experience that Nature is full of surprises. :-)

Good exposure, great use of natural lighting, and excellent composition. The only nit I have is wanting to know a bit more about this bird - but given I have the name, I can look it up! Thanks for posting!

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-08-03 8:11]


good capture and a great sharpness.. I like the strong sun light for this capture and the fine details on the bird..



hello Jeanne, realy cute and amazing i like this unic and special bird from Australia Your shot is really nice and good composition too. Have nice day and Happy new year, Dany

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-08 22:48]
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Hi Jeanne
Very cute capture and presentation of the Kookaburra ..I would love to see this bird and hear its laughter for real...Good details, fine PoV and exposure and sharpness..
TFS & Cheers

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