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Old Aug 25, 2010, 4:20 AM   #1
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Default [pics] Laughing Kookaburras

This is the second bird of the pair of Laughing Kookaburras I came across. This bird was much more tolerant of me & allowed me to get relatively close to take this photograph. It still kept a very close eye on me!

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focal length: 149mm
ISO: 800
shutter speed: 1/50sec
aperture: f4.5

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This was the last shot I captured before the sun finally set. Thereís more noise than I would usually tolerate, but I liked the lighting with the sun setting on the birdís feathers.

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focal length: 215mm
ISO: 800
shutter speed: 1/20sec
aperture: f5.1

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Old Aug 25, 2010, 7:46 AM   #2
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Nicely done. Hadn't seen this bird before.

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Old Aug 25, 2010, 9:22 AM   #3
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Default Kookaburra up in the old gum tree....

Kind of resembles our Kingfisher minus the funky doo and with hawk-like coloring. I remember the Kookaburra song from when I was a kid.....

His voice conjures up images of Oz in my mind. Thanks for the post.

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( Is it just coincidence that both these birds start with a "K" ? )

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The light through and on the feathers does look good, nice shots.
They do look like the Kingfisher, the Jay and woodpecker family. I know they have lots of Kingfishers in NZ, not sure about OZ.
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Is it just coincidence that both these birds start with a "K" ?
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I know they have lots of Kingfishers in NZ, not sure about OZ.
Kookaburras and Kingfishers are from the same bird family.. and we have a few Kingfisher species in Oz as well, very pretty birds.

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I always enjoy seeing your photos of birds that I am not familiar with. Your species are definitely different from our local birds.
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