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What an odd looking bird this is - lol! Great capture, though. (:o)
Aussie: It's laugh is even odder. But I think they are just great and lve listening to them
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 Jun 2007, 14:54
And is that a gum tree, Aussie? grin

I have seen a handful of these birds while on SC--my first times ever. It's funny, because even in America we grew up singing the Kookaburra song but had no idea what it was or what it looked like.

What a lovely capture of a funny bird! He sure knows how to count by now. smile
Aussie: It is "the old gum tree" ginnie.
Lovely capture Aussie.
  • Mal
  • 22 Jun 2007, 18:08
love the shot Aussie, great framing. But they are noisy critters! lol mal
god, i remember that song: "kookaburra sits on an old gum tree...", will be stuck in my head for days now...lovely shot..
  • JAM
  • Palm Bay, Florida
  • 22 Jun 2007, 18:42
This is a wonderful shot. First, I love the way this bird looks. I know nothing about them, but he's built like the bird-equivalent of a sports car. All business.

Second, I love how the limbs form another frame for the photo of the bird. They draw my eyes to him as well.
They are so much like the belted kingfishers and are in the same family. I was so happy to see one when I was on a stop on the Great Ocean Road and hear it's unique call.
Great one, this bird is wonderful !!
Perfect capture. Contrast and dof excellent. All the best, Dave

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