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The Australian Kookaburra taken at Beale Pk near Pangbourne Berks. through wire - many thanks for all c/c's on my grab shot always appreciated.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Apr 2011 - 2:44 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Kookaburra
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:2 Apr 2011 - 7:48 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Pets / captive animals
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Votes:59
Voters:KBan · ccb · niksig · KarenFB · TonyDy · achieverswales · Glostopcat · Snapitt · pamelajean · helenlinda · lianna · RonnieAG · sparrowhawk · bagman · teocali · PattiW · OAKEY · terry_cavner · ringyneck · franfoto · GERRYGENTRY · Paw67 · NeilWigan · taggart · Daisymaye · goso · CarolG · cjl47 · jabe · Ray42 · Scottishlandscapes · franken · Alvar · Alan_Baseley · phil_j · DJLeroy · Gray_ina · bricurtis · Rende · andy210966 · PeterLaw · gingerdelight · Niknut · RockArea · TrevBatWCC · MartPics · Silverzone · Alan_Coles · davey_griffo · mrswoolybill · Big_Beavis · phil99 · wideangler · FeatherFriend · accipiter · brownsilent · pascalg · AlanWillis · GarrathE ·
Views:279
Unique Views:89

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KBan
KBan  9469 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 7:50 PM

a cracker Ann, would like one in my P/F

keith

ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 7:52 PM

I thought you had taken a trip to Australia, Ann! Wonderful shot and the mesh actually looks like a texture background! Great detail.
Christina

niksig
niksig  4 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2011 - 7:54 PM

A beautiful sharp image,good colours

TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 8:07 PM

Very good shot, particularly through wire!
Tony

achieverswales

Hi Ann
This is a cracker, excellent and shortlisted!

Regards

Trev.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8248 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 8:18 PM

A terrific portrait of this handsome bird, the detail and colours in the plumage are first class

Snapitt
Snapitt Plus Member 5Snapitt vcard
2 Apr 2011 - 8:18 PM

Excellent shot Ann.

Jane

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9866 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1668 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 8:33 PM

I love these birds, Ann, and you have taken this beautifully, nice and sharp with a blurred background, just lovely.

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 8:37 PM

What a wonderful capture of this delightful bird Ann
Helen

lianna
lianna  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 8:39 PM

A very cool critter!! Well captured Ann... X x

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 8:49 PM

Marvellous shot, Ann. You gave captured the detail in the plumage beautifully and with the bird in a most attractive 'pose'.
Ronnie.

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 8:54 PM

lovely shot

OAKEY
OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2011 - 9:20 PM

Cracking capture Ann, showing very nice good detail especialy round the eye, very well done.
Shaun

ringyneck
ringyneck  8308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 9:36 PM

Brilliant close up image....great that the wire did not affect the bird detail...mind you it's always a good tip to have wire cutters in the cam bag for just these moments !!

Ah the Laughing Kookaburra...he's got me in stitches with that silly look on his face bought about by the funny beak !!

Keith

franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2011 - 10:23 PM

A pretty bird this. Some nice feather detail and a great eye. the aperture choice has knocked out most of the netting in the background so well done Ann.

Fran

Paw67
Paw67  3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2011 - 11:27 PM

Beautiful detail, a lovely shot. Paul

NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 12:35 AM

good detail well shot.

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 1:25 AM

He is a sly looking character! Well done image--- like his colors!
Jennnnn

Last Modified By taggart at 3 Apr 2011 - 1:26 AM
Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 1:29 AM

Great detail, his feathers are superb. A rather mean looking fellow, with his overbite................Sandy

goso
goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 1:49 AM

You've excelled with this one Ann - a bottler - this is a "Blue-winged" Kooka, found from the Queensland border over the "top end" to mid way down the coast of West Australia. Not the same laugh as the "Laughing Kooka". Bill

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8168 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 6:23 AM

A superb detailed image of this stunning bird, Ann, and the background is excellent. Carol

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 8:37 AM

If you'll allow the pun, this looks like a Pluckfella, all the way from down under.

Dougie

franken
franken Plus Member 123360 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 9:03 AM

Very nice.

Ken

Alvar
Alvar  8 France2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 9:58 AM

Superb shot Ann. Great effort.
Alvar

Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
3 Apr 2011 - 12:11 PM

Hi Ann love this one great gray.

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91941 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 12:36 PM

Cracking detail Ann - love the expression - bg works quite well.
Brian.

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 1:13 PM

Beautifully detailed capture. I also like the pattern in the background (created by the wire?)
Rende

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 2:49 PM

I was about to ask where you had been for your holidays Ann !!Grin Excellent capture and you have done very well to minimise the effect of the wire.
Ron

PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2011 - 2:51 PM

A terrific shot Ann, thanks for your last comments.
Peter

RockArea
RockArea Plus Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 4:46 PM

Lovely detail, Ann, and beautifully focused on the eye!

David

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2011 - 5:03 PM

A stunning capture, Ann, excellent detail and very nicely Smile
Trev Smile

Silverzone
3 Apr 2011 - 7:55 PM

Beautiful image. well captured. Sylvia

Alan_Coles
4 Apr 2011 - 8:53 AM

What an amazing looking bird.

davey_griffo
4 Apr 2011 - 10:38 PM

Taken through wire? you wouldn't know it. Excellent.

Perhaps it's just as well. He looks ready to put some forrid on someone. Smile

wideangler
6 Apr 2011 - 2:56 PM

Another good shot. Amazing what you have done through wire

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2011 - 7:35 PM

Love this one Ann, really well done taken as you described. I have one in my PF but had to go all the way to Spain for it Wink
Geoff.

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 10:55 PM

Oh yes, he fixed you with his beautiful eye - great bird,
Johanna

GarrathE
GarrathE Plus Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
16 Apr 2011 - 8:06 PM

Wow! A beautiful image.

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