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13-MAR-2005

Best viewed in original to see the details of my favourite Aussie bird.

more here http://www.pbase.com/laine82/kookaburra

A view of the sky after the storm during last week

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
1/60s f/2.8 at 69.6mm iso100 full exif

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Argishti Khachik16-Mar-2005 08:43
Lovely capture, Laine! Very well done.
Cheers
Pepe Zyman16-Mar-2005 05:34
Wow! Fantastic detail.
Simon15-Mar-2005 22:30
Good capture, great looking bird.
Carmen15-Mar-2005 01:13
What an interesting-looking fellow. How cool to catch him. So...does it get its name for the way it looks, or the way it sounds? ;^)
Paul Dovie Jr14-Mar-2005 03:43
That is one great looking bird and he does look like our Kingfisher. Wonderful catch.
Breland14-Mar-2005 00:48
I like this bird. It kind of reminds me of the Belted Kingfisher here in North America.
Guest 13-Mar-2005 22:44
now THAT is a bird with character. the expression in that eye looks almost human.
northstar3713-Mar-2005 22:43
Never saw one before, only heard a song about them. He's a fine looking thing.
Ian Clowes13-Mar-2005 22:03
We have these at Chester Zoo - they're fantastic!
Bill Miller13-Mar-2005 19:14
I must visit down under to see one of these. I know them from the TV but would love to see a real one...
Guest 13-Mar-2005 15:21
Very unusual looking bird.
Tom Darby13-Mar-2005 13:53
Wow! That looks like a large bird.
Stu13-Mar-2005 13:53
Excellent shot, Laine
Karen Stuebing13-Mar-2005 12:25
What a funny name. You have some very nice birds there.
Zak13-Mar-2005 11:38
nicely done!
Wenche Aune13-Mar-2005 11:15
Very nice shot.
whiskey0113-Mar-2005 07:39
You have two very nice photos for today
jypsee13-Mar-2005 05:27
Merry, merry king of the bush is he-eee....
Karen Leaf13-Mar-2005 04:31
Ayeah he does have a LARGE head... so he can laugh all the more?? I'm gonna be singing all night, don't you know Laine :)
Coleen Perilloux Landry13-Mar-2005 04:05
So that's what one looks like! Looks like the fence is well used by the birds.
Autumn Sky13-Mar-2005 03:53
Wow, what a beak! You have such cool looking birds in Australia.
Gary Winters13-Mar-2005 03:09
Neat lookin' bird! What do they sound like?
Yvonne13-Mar-2005 02:29
Have to add new words to the song!
Herb Knufken13-Mar-2005 02:07
Great capture,your new camera has a great zoom.
Elaine (etfitz)13-Mar-2005 02:00
Wonderful detail! He is quite unique looking!
don nieman13-Mar-2005 01:58
I always wondered what a kookabura looked like. Thanks for the picture. Interesting bird.
bandito13-Mar-2005 01:16
So THAT's what a kookabura is? You hear the names, but have no idea what they are. Big snout on that sucker, huh? Nice catch.
Guest 13-Mar-2005 01:00
Very nice shot, brings me back good memories from Australia
Lee Kindness12-Mar-2005 23:54
An image to attach to the name! Yeah, what a head!
Guest 12-Mar-2005 23:53
what a cool shot..
dazedgonebye12-Mar-2005 23:20
Is it just me, or does that bird have an unusually large head, as a species I mean?
Nice capture.
nomadicdragon12-Mar-2005 23:18
cool
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