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Another out and about shot. This one of a Kookaburra. They are best known for their call as it is rather like an echo of a human laughter.They are a meat eater feeding on mice, lizards and other small cratures and crustations. When they pair they pair for life. Kookaburra's are quite friendly and can become tame around humans and will readily accept scraps of meat. If you are stood near them when they go off, I can quite assure you they are rather deafening!

I will catch up with you all next week as we off on a working weekend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Smile
Thank you for your support on my last upload.
Best Wishes Carol Smile

Camera:Olympus
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Username:metro074 metro074
Uploaded:7 Oct 2010 - 2:15 PM
Tags:Kookaburra bird australia, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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franken
franken e2 Member 113103 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 2:18 PM

Lovely capture.

Ken

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
7 Oct 2010 - 2:24 PM

Great capture and write up Carol! Well done.

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tommyld
tommyld e2 Member 3tommyld vcard United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 - 2:36 PM

Great capture and lovely detail in the feathers!!!...
Regards Tom.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 2:39 PM

Great capture. Very sharp and good pose, quite the odd looking little bird.........Sandy

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 2:41 PM

Beautifully shot Carol, a stunner that really stands out in the blue sunshine sky!!
Lillian

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Oct 2010 - 2:46 PM

Nice to see a good picture of this noisy fellow

Peter

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 2:52 PM

Lovely shot.well done.

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acousticmist
7 Oct 2010 - 3:21 PM

Beautifully captured..........Martin

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samlw68
samlw68  4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 - 3:21 PM

great capture, good detail, it really stands out against the blue sky.

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
7 Oct 2010 - 3:28 PM

Awesome detail in this wonderful image,Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 3:36 PM

A fine study Carol.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
7 Oct 2010 - 4:02 PM

For once I agree with Alan ( LOL ) +++++
cor

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RajaSidambaram

Details of this bird well contrasted with blue background - Raja.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 4:46 PM

Many many years ago my auntie in Drouin used to feed the kooks with raw steak !!!

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 4:52 PM

Great shot.

Rock

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 5:06 PM

fantastic detail carol brilliant colour and textures a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Adderwatcher
7 Oct 2010 - 5:29 PM

Excellent detailed capture Carol!
Scott

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 6:26 PM

A well detailed and coloured image.
Good one Carol.
Mick.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 6:30 PM

A wonderful capture, Carol, beautiful detail. Interesting write-up, too.
TrevB Smile

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:07 PM

A fine sharp pic of this little villain Carol...Bill

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:32 PM

Great image - lovely detail.
Joan.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 9:24 PM

Tremendous detail and lovely colour. Do you know your previous image was the Featured E2 Image earlier?

Ann

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 10:30 PM

superb

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KevinWalsham
7 Oct 2010 - 10:32 PM

stunning capture very well detailed.

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 10:53 PM

Great capture Carol,
Alan

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 12:43 AM

Very good shot - great details and fantastic sky colour

Daniel

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 6:23 AM

Very well captured against that blue sky, Carol, excellent detail. Carol

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gingerdelight

A fantastic capture.
Carol

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Andree_Borrel
8 Oct 2010 - 11:18 AM

First class

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samarmishra
8 Oct 2010 - 1:28 PM

Hi Carol, while I was in the school, we had a rhyme and it was like this Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree. This name Kookaburra reminded of my school days.. Anyway this is a great shot of this little bird, excellent clarity of the plumage, great shot indeed.

Samar..

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Dave_Holdham
8 Oct 2010 - 8:02 PM

Wonderful detail and lighting, well captured

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raygregson
9 Oct 2010 - 11:26 AM

excellent capture carol,well taken.ray

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2010 - 8:40 PM

Wonderful detaled image. Great againnst the blue sky.
Rob

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2010 - 12:11 AM

Fantastic image, beautifully captured, wonderful detail and tones, very well done.

Hugh

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photophantom
11 Oct 2010 - 12:31 AM

top close up Carol
Dennis

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TonyWatson
11 Oct 2010 - 8:26 AM

Excellent shot
Doc

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johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 - 7:23 PM

Carol Cracking shot. John

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Mavis
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11 Oct 2010 - 7:43 PM

This is superb rendition Carol . So sharp and lifelike . Especially in the larger file. xx

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thevamaranr
12 Oct 2010 - 12:44 AM

Lovely shot. Now you are also into birds photography.. Smile

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gabriel_flr
12 Oct 2010 - 6:43 AM

Outstanding capture Carol, excellent details and superb sky! I love this shot!
Gabriel

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2010 - 12:31 PM

Excellent shot Carol,love the feathering and sharpness of him and the texturing of the feathers.take care,AnnSmile

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2010 - 1:18 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nicely posed and with lovely light in his eye. The sheen on his feathers is great, too. Watch out for over-exposure on the white feathers and, if possible, try to compose without twigs crossing behind the bird. In this case, thanks to the brilliant blue sky, cloning out the extra twigs should be pretty straightforward, turning a good shot into a really good one.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2010 - 2:46 PM

Never seen one of those on feeders in my back garden! Love the image against the blue sky. Paul

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2010 - 11:04 PM

Another superb job Carol love the eye and all the detail on the feathers. Always a pleasure.
Ann xxx

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9883 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2010 - 5:00 PM

what a fantastic capture carol, super plumage detail and colour the shot works well with the blue sky
Neil

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sedonamoonshine
17 Oct 2010 - 11:00 AM

wow I could just keep going they are super shots just love this little fellow

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 1:02 AM

Brilliant capture with the Oly, Carol.
Ciao...Peter

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Glostopcat
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9 Dec 2010 - 6:53 PM

A real ripper, he stands out so superbly against that clear blue sky

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