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Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

By metro074
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

Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Kookaburra bird australia

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 2:18PM
Lovely capture.


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7 Oct 2010 2:24PM
Great capture and write up Carol! Well done.
tommyld 7 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 2:36PM
Great capture and lovely detail in the feathers!!!...
Regards Tom.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Oct 2010 2:39PM
Great capture. Very sharp and good pose, quite the odd looking little bird.........Sandy
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 2:41PM
Beautifully shot Carol, a stunner that really stands out in the blue sunshine sky!!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
7 Oct 2010 2:46PM
Nice to see a good picture of this noisy fellow

7 Oct 2010 2:52PM
Lovely shot.well done.
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 3:21PM
Beautifully captured..........Martin
7 Oct 2010 3:21PM
great capture, good detail, it really stands out against the blue sky.
Cormy 10 3 England
7 Oct 2010 3:28PM
Awesome detail in this wonderful image,Carol.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Oct 2010 3:36PM
A fine study Carol.
Cor 9 Belgium
7 Oct 2010 4:02PM
For once I agree with Alan ( LOL ) +++++
Details of this bird well contrasted with blue background - Raja.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 4:46PM
Many many years ago my auntie in Drouin used to feed the kooks with raw steak !!!
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
7 Oct 2010 4:52PM
Great shot.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 5:06PM
fantastic detail carol brilliant colour and textures a cracker nice one Wink
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 5:29PM
Excellent detailed capture Carol!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Oct 2010 6:26PM
A well detailed and coloured image.
Good one Carol.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 Oct 2010 6:30PM
A wonderful capture, Carol, beautiful detail. Interesting write-up, too.
TrevB Smile
goso 11 2 1 Australia
7 Oct 2010 7:07PM
A fine sharp pic of this little villain Carol...Bill
9 10 10 England
7 Oct 2010 7:32PM
Great image - lovely detail.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
7 Oct 2010 9:24PM
Tremendous detail and lovely colour. Do you know your previous image was the Featured E2 Image earlier?

7 Oct 2010 10:30PM
7 Oct 2010 10:32PM
stunning capture very well detailed.
7 Oct 2010 10:53PM
Great capture Carol,
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 12:43AM
Very good shot - great details and fantastic sky colour

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Oct 2010 6:23AM
Very well captured against that blue sky, Carol, excellent detail. Carol
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 8:46AM
A fantastic capture.
8 Oct 2010 11:18AM
First class
8 Oct 2010 1:28PM
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.

Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
8 Oct 2010 8:02PM
Wonderful detail and lighting, well captured
excellent capture carol,well taken.ray
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 8:40PM
Wonderful detaled image. Great againnst the blue sky.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 12:11AM
Fantastic image, beautifully captured, wonderful detail and tones, very well done.

photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
11 Oct 2010 12:31AM
top close up Carol
11 Oct 2010 8:26AM
Excellent shot
johncob 8 34 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2010 7:23PM
Carol Cracking shot. John
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
11 Oct 2010 7:43PM
This is superb rendition Carol . So sharp and lifelike . Especially in the larger file. xx
12 Oct 2010 12:44AM
Lovely shot. Now you are also into birds photography.. Smile
12 Oct 2010 6:43AM
Outstanding capture Carol, excellent details and superb sky! I love this shot!
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
12 Oct 2010 12:31PM
Excellent shot Carol,love the feathering and sharpness of him and the texturing of the feathers.take care,AnnSmile
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2010 1:18PM
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.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2010 2:46PM
Never seen one of those on feeders in my back garden! Love the image against the blue sky. Paul
Canadiann 8 2 Canada
13 Oct 2010 11:04PM
Another superb job Carol love the eye and all the detail on the feathers. Always a pleasure.
Ann xxx
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
16 Oct 2010 5:00PM
what a fantastic capture carol, super plumage detail and colour the shot works well with the blue sky
17 Oct 2010 11:00AM
wow I could just keep going they are super shots just love this little fellow
LexEquine 12 19 United States
5 Nov 2010 1:02AM
Brilliant capture with the Oly, Carol.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Dec 2010 6:53PM
A real ripper, he stands out so superbly against that clear blue sky

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