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Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings
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Copyright: John Plumb (JPlumb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 IF-ED VR, Nikon 2X TConverter TC-20E II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-13 17:23
Viewed: 3530
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Sound bite from: http://www.anbg.gov.au/sounds/kookaburra.mp3
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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-12-13 18:19]

Hi John
Good presentation,Nice POV and sharp image.The details from the plumage are good and I also like the pose of your subject.
TFS Michel

Hi John. Well, it is a season to be jolly and they sound as if they had one too many. Most suitable shot for the sound bite or vice versa.Season's greetings to you too. Regards. Klaudio.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-13 22:19]

Hi John

Great capture - your timing was spot-on. Good detail too.


Hey John,
All the best to you too, lovely shot good POV, what a happy little chap, Cheer Rick :)

Hello John,

Nice capture and good timing. Nice natural colours.
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-14 2:41]

ehehehe very nice pic take in a decisive moment and fantastic idea..thanks for share,Luciano

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-12-14 3:29]

Bonjour John,

J'aime bien cet oiseau,je le trouve mignon et amussant à regarder. Félicitations et merci pour le partage.

Hello John,
Hehehe, a fine fellow has been captured!
And he is a happy guy too, as I think this must be sounds of pleasure...
Good details and a well composed presentation!
Pablo -

Wow! This is an exotic Christmas song :)! What a priceless moment captured. This bird seems so happy! This is a nice capture of this unusual bird with excellent timing and expression! Well seen and thanks for this original presentation!

Nice take from a distance. Good expression.
TFS and Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.
Best regards,

Hi John,

A good POV of the bird, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-14 17:13]

Hello John,
Very cute pose captured, you can almost see its' tonsils. Your focus and exposure are excellent, thanks John.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-14 20:22]

Hello John

Great timing on this shot.This bird looks great.
Wonderful focus and sharpness.You did a fantastic job capturing the moment.
Very good POV and DOF.
Well composed in the frame.


Hi John,
Lovely capture well composed and presented , Excellent POV. very well done..

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-14 21:34]

Hahaha ! Great shot John, that picture made me smile ! It's sharp, the pose is amazing and the technical elements are truly great. Thanks,


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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-12-20 13:42]

Hi John. A wonderful capture of this open mouthed Kookaburra. They are part of Australia for sure. Hope to see many more fine photos from you in the years ahead. TFS. Murray.

Ran the noise and absolutely acurate - good idea.

Hi John,
Amaqzing, très amusant avec sonbec ouvert oncroirati qu'il nous parle.
Happy new year.

Hi John,

Great shot of this Kookaburra, with a lovely expression. You've captured fine detail and have really managed to get across the character of the bird. Not easy to do.


Hello John,

This is a very likely composition that one might see in Nature's magazine. Well captured with the beaks wide open and in pleasant natural environment. Well worked on the plumage considering the dominant white of the front part and superb square aspect ratio in the frame.

Honestly, most of your bird shots are well captured and presented here in TN.


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