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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-29 9:01
Viewed: 3874
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kookaburras known as t6he laughing Jackasses of Australia are from the family Kingfishers. Simular to other kingfishers, Kookaburras have a stout and compact body, short neck, rather long and pointed bill and short legs. Kookaburras are 17 inches in height, the upper parts dark brown, the wings spotted gray- blue.A white band separates the head from the body. There is a dark stripe through the eye, and the under parts are white. The strong bill is black. Kookaburras inhabit woodland ares of eastern and south western Australia. The kookaburra's rolling, laughing call is one of the best known sounds in the animal world. The birds raise a wild chorus of crazy laughter as they go to roost in the treetops at dusk, and again wake everyone within hearing just as dawn breaks, so regularly that in the hinterlands of Australia they are known as the "bushman's clock".

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-09-29 10:02]

hi zeno,
beautiful portrait of this kookaburra..nice details but the head slightly soft in focus...good picture ..i never knew that these birds were in Netherland..

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-29 10:38]

Great detail and sharp. Wonderful portrait!

Hi Zeno,
that's fantastic, this bird is marvelous.
You were so close, I love to see his head so sharp and with good light.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-29 11:22]

Hello Zeno ! Great portrait of this funny bird. Very sharp image, nice natural colors and nice eye ! Well done,


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-29 11:39]

Hi Zeno.I have never seen one in the wild as yet. your shot is as good as it gets.sharp focusing with fine detail. natural colours and a nice POV. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-09-29 16:10]

Hola Zeno. Bela foto. Exelente nitidez y claidad. me agrada la pose. Saludos Luis52.

wonderful portrait! Very sharp,great detail and color.
Great Job!!

bonjour Zeno

belle prise de vue avec un beau cadrage et une bonnenetteté bravo

Quelle magnifique gros plan avec un très beau BG qui le met en valeur et des détails extraordinaires.

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