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It's very wet and miserable here, so another one of those shots found lurking in the files. This is a well trained if slightly vicious Kookaburra at Paradise Park. ( see V2 )
Thank you to all who commented and clicked at Christmas and may you all have what you wish in the new year.

All the best Nick

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:TAMRON AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jul 2011 - 12:11 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Bird in Hand
Username:nikshot nikshot
Uploaded:29 Dec 2012 - 11:54 AM
Tags:Cornwall, Kookaburra, Paradise park, Pets / captive animals
Votes:47
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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digital_boi
29 Dec 2012 - 12:00 PM

i see what you mean by V2 Nick like v1 good detail and that beak looks very strong

Hope you have a good new year best wishes

Graham

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 12:33 PM

Noisy things they are, too! Grin Like the 'viscous' adjective GrinGrin

Dave

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 12:42 PM

Good photee but think I'll keep my distance.
Joan.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 12:43 PM

Smashing image V1 Nick, and like they say, a Bird in the Hand ------------

John Smile

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nikshot
nikshot e2 Member 5nikshot vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 12:55 PM


Quote: Noisy things they are, too! Grin Like the 'viscous' adjective GrinGrin

Dave

Whops! Typo!TongueTongueSmile

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JuBarney
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29 Dec 2012 - 1:07 PM

What super shots; lucky you as I didn't see the kookaburra like this.
Ju

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JuBarney
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29 Dec 2012 - 1:09 PM

Woops! - I see you took it a while ago Nick. I didn't think we had had blue sky!
Ju

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4261 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
29 Dec 2012 - 1:26 PM

A kookaburra. Wonderful! They used to wake me up as a child a long time ago. Good snake killers too.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 2:06 PM

what a lovely kook ...
my auntie lived out in the sticks in Aus.. i used to go on school holidays to visit
she used to feed them rawsteak....

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franken
franken e2 Member 113046 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 2:07 PM

Interesting and excellent images Nick

Still pouring down with a lot more to come in my part of the world apparently.(Vale of Glamorgan)

Ken

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 2:42 PM

A beak that's built for business! Wonderful images of a perhaps not beautiful but very handsome bird who clearly does a fine job if it deals with snakes!

Ann

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christinecilia
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29 Dec 2012 - 3:05 PM

like v2 very funny like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54203 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 3:13 PM

How wonderful to be able to hold one of these birds.
And a very pretty dinner it's having too. Smile
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 3:41 PM

Two excellent images Nick, it does look rather vicious in v2
Quote: How wonderful to be able to hold one of these birds.
And a very pretty dinner it's having too. Smile
x

I think the snake is a rubber one which it is playing with!Wink

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AnnChown
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29 Dec 2012 - 4:16 PM

I've never seen one of these - he looks a bit of a character!
Ann

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 - 5:27 PM

Grate portrait of this bird Nick, nice to be able to hold one of them.Well capture.
Elena

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 - 7:01 PM

Fantastic captures Nick
Jim

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pamelajean
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29 Dec 2012 - 7:45 PM

V1 shows how large they are, and however viscious, I've always been fascinated by their looks.

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jaktis
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30 Dec 2012 - 2:32 PM

A different pose in v2

Peter

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ChiliMan
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30 Dec 2012 - 2:37 PM

Gosh...vicious beak and attitude to match!

Superb shots, Nick Smile

Andrew

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helenlinda
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4 Jan 2013 - 11:07 AM

Lovely to see it hand held instead of in a cage
Helen

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