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Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-07-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DCR-TRV730E
Exposure: f/4.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-03 12:38
Viewed: 3791
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dacelo novaeguineae. The biggest of the australian kingfisher, with a sometimes strange behaviour.
Further information on: http://www.austmus.gov.au/factSheets/laughing_kookaburra.htm
The Laughing Kookaburra occurs throughout eastern Australia. It has also been introduced to Tasmania and the extreme south-west of Western Australia, as well as New Zealand. It inhabits most areas where there are suitable trees. In the central north and north-west of Australia it is replaced by the Blue-winged Kookaburra. The two overlap in range throughout Queensland, although the Blue-winged Kookaburra tends to occupy the coastal areas.

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  • Great 
  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-06-03 13:06]

Hi Pierre
very nice portraid of kingfisher
very good sharp
well done.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-03 13:45]

Bonjour Pierre
Excellent portrait.Le PDV est tres bien et l'image est bien en focus avec de beau détail du plumage.
Merci Michel

Is that a glint of michief I see in his eye? Beautiful portrait of the Kingfisher. Very sharp, colorful, and wonderful contrast against the BG. The composition works very well, here.

Hi Pierre
Lovely head shot of this guy. It is a nice pose and shows him off well. TFS

Hi Pierre,
Very impressive portrait of this Australian Kingfisher.
The focus on the eye is marvellous.
Well done and TFS.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-06-04 7:32]

Hi Pierre,
What a very cute shot it makes me laugh, very good portrait, sharpness and details are great.

Thanks a lot

Great profile of this bird - I don't think I've ever seen a closeup like this.

Hi P. Heimann
Great sharpness shot of the Australian kingfisher.

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