Australian Laughing Kookaburra
I don't know why but I feel those birds have some evil plans, they always look so cunning..!
A fine composition with good details, effective point of view and good clarity in colours...
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-01-25 0:46]
I love these birds, but what a noise they make!!
Good shot of the Laughing Kookaburra Murray, you show it off really well. And you even have the catchlight in his eye too.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-01-25 1:52]
Lovely capture of this fluffy little Kookaburra in a fine pose. Great sharpness and natural colours that stand out very nicely against the pleasant green background.
We had three young ones coming to the camp where we stayed in Queensland - they're certainly not evil just great beggars!!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-01-25 1:53]
Beautiful birds which I only heard in folksong. Thanks for showing me this beauty. I like the details and very well written plumage in this composition. The natural environment is well managed eliminating potential busyness to the subject. Please allow me to add this to my theme.
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-01-25 3:20]
Excellent capture of one of our native birds, I have a regular pair that come in for a feed, this is well framed and shows very good detail, nice low POV, all the best Cheers Rick :)
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2008-01-25 5:06]
Good portrait. Detail and color are spot on. Maybe a tad soft - but nothing to be concerned about. Well done! Cheers, Klaus
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-01-25 9:28]
Wonderful bird picture. Excellent subject and composition. All is perfect: DOF, sharpness of the bird and twig, impressive nice BG. Nice pleasant colours. My compliments and TFS.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2008-01-25 14:51]
The laughing Kookabura on the branch seems to be lost in his thinking. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the bird. It is also well framed. Have a nice day.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-01-26 5:18]
Looks great Murray.
Nice detail, POV, comp, and well seen from the BG.
- JPlumb (2904)
- [2008-01-27 1:29]
Hi Murray, a very fine shot of this Kookaburra with great captured colour and detail. Your equipment has supported you well in this shot. I see you shot at ISO 800 but I see little evidence of noise. Your selection of aperture was a good one here @ 5.6, nicely separating him from his background while maintaining very good sharp focus on the feathers and a great capture of that catch light in his eye. The composition is a good one, he's nicely positioned to the left side of the frame and looking to the right.
I was quite surprised (and honoured) to read your dedication. If shots of mine can inspire work like this, then I guess I'll just have to keep on shooting.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-02-03 0:00]
I just love these birds. Maybe because I like kingfishers so much and the Kookaburra has a resemblance to kingfishers. I like the fine white feathers on the stomach; it looks very soft and fluffy. The patterns on the tail feathers are also an attraction. A well framed presentation with the bird looking into the light. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day.