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Three Jolly Fellas

Three Jolly Fellas
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Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 20] (58)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-19
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Three of A Kind [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-13 16:42
Viewed: 4137
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A kookaburra is a kingfisher bird only found in Australia and New Guinea. The name derives from the Aboriginal word "guuguubarra" which refers to its uncanny laugh. There are 4 species of kookaburra: the Rufous-bellied Kookaburra (Dacelo gaudichaud), Spangled Kookaburra (Dacelo tyro), Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) and Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae). The kookas photographed here are of the Blue Winged species.

I took this photo as it reminded me of 3 of my TE friends: Santo (Skippy007), Alfred (Alftreks) and Bill (Trekks) cackling and giggling away like 3 naughty school boys.

I feel blessed living in Australia where most mornings the call of these magnificent birds can be heard through my bedroom window.

Canon 5D
Exp: 1/800
ISO 200
105mm using Canon 24-105mm L

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To lousat: Ciao Lucianodelpeoples 1 01-14 14:39
To Silvio2006: Le Farlfalledelpeoples 1 01-14 03:37
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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-13 17:40]

A warm welcome to TN, Lisa.
This is indeed a funny picture. These three kookaburras do have an impish look on them,
as though they are up to some mischief.
Great moment captured as they are all lined up on the railing.
Good exposure on the white plumage.
TFS. : )

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-01-13 18:13]

Hola Lisa: Una maravilla de especie y que bonita esta foto con las tres aves, saludos.

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  • shree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
  • [2010-01-13 22:56]

Welcome to TN, Lisa. Your shot here is a very good one and I agree to Manyee that you got the exposure on the chest plumage just right.

Thanks for sharing and hoping to see more pictures from you in future,


Ciao Lisa, che piacere vederti qui, benvenuta su TN:)
Bel trio in ottima posa, composizione piacevole, ottima nitideza, buona profonditÓ di campo, gran bell'inizio, ora aspetto di vedere una farfalla:)
Ciao Silvio

Hallo Lisa
Welcome to Trek Nature, I trust you will have a most pleasant and educational journey on the site. Luciano is a great guy and it is great that he introduced you to the site. A round of applause to him. Your threesome Kookaburras is lovely birds and you have captured them well, especially the one in the centre. The details on this specific one is well focused and seen whereas the two on the side is a bit soft and almost blends in with the surrounding and backdrop. I rather like it this way, keeping the attention and eye on the one in the middle, appreciating its details. I very much like the upright pose, displaying the lovely chest feathers and some details of the paws. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.

hello Lisa and welcome to TN!
start with a nice image, the beautiful three birds from fine POV, the DOF works only in the intermediate, but the colors are good with fine details!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-14 6:43]

Wonderful trio capture!
Great details and colors.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2010-01-14 12:56]

Hello Lisa, and welcome to TN. This is a good start to shooting on the natural side. You've presented these 3 very well on their angled ledge. Colour and detail is good with good focus. I like the use of your depth of field here with the farther one just starting to fade out in the background. You must have been pretty close to capture these guys like this with a 105. I agree with you about their call. This is one I really miss.

Say hi to the "school boys" for me.

Thanks, John

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-14 14:16]
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Ciao Lisa! Ma che bella sorpresa trovarti anche qui..e che bell'inizio,un trio eccezzionale in una composizione molto artistica ed insolita,non e' facile mettere 3 uccelli assieme nella stessa foto! Complimenti anche per la scheda informativa,buona giornata! Luciano

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2010-01-14 22:14]

Hi Lisa, Good to see you on TN. Kookaburras are certainly one of the most easily recognised, and loved, of all Australian wild life. Here your POV is good and the sharpness is excellent. TFS. Murray

Ciao Lisa,
benvenuta su TN, una bellissima immagine di questi tre uccelli pescatori, mi piacciono soprattutto le loro diverse posture con gli sguardi diretti in varie direzioni che creano una bella dinamicitÓ, eccellente anche il punto di ripresa per un'efficace prospettiva diagonale. Spero che il tuo interesse per la fotografia naturalistica possa essere pienamente soddisfatto su TN. Buona continuazione con nuove bellissime immagini.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

hello Lisa

a beautiful photo of these Australian birds, a very fine POV
with the way the birds are diagonally framed on the photo
that gives dynamism to the image, fine focus sharpness
and details, i love the way the background is blurred with showing details,



ciao Lisa!
benvenuta......bello questo trio di martin pescatore catturato dalla finestra della stanza da letto
interessante la nota,dove fai riferimento alla cultura aborigena per il nome della specie

grazie sERGIO

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