A new interesting bird....

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Gale, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    This is a KOOKUBURRA
    Information from Websters Dictionary.

    Etymology: Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of central New South Wales) gugubarra
    : a brownish kingfisher (Dacelo novaeguineae syn. D. gigas) of Australia that is about the size of a crow and has a call resembling loud laughter -- called also laughing jackass.

    Very difficult to spot her 99 percent of the time. She is 11 months old. Mostly hiding in the foliage at the zoo. Flies free in the aviary.

    For Dao and I she put on a nice show Laughing and all..
    Probably at us with those silly black things we carry :>)))

    Unfortunately her place to land was less thn a pretty background.

    Used spot metering on this. 24-120 VR at 120 mm. Hand held.


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    And Laughing...:>)))

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    Thanks alllll
  2. glad the pics do not include noise!
  3. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Reminds me of someone else I know that lives down that way. :lol:

    Good shots. :wink:
  4. Very nice, Gale! Great exposure, color and sharpness. Though the name KOOKUBURRA seems a challenge to pronouce, hehe.
  5. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    You pickin on me again. lolol

    That means I must not be an ol' grump, especially when my arms are worn out after a day. :>)))

    Thanks, This was a challenge. Dao helped me out on them.
  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nick, took me forever just to remember its name :>)))

    Thank you very much for the nice critique on the outcome.

    Much appreciated.
  7. nice shot, musta been a great outing..
  8. I am impressed Gale. Nice job.
  9. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    Gale :

    Nice shots.

    I'm sure you can process these to address the background. Do you remember that you had processed a Kookaburra shot of mine a bit back ? You did an exemplary job (and I wish I'd saved the image). Just apply that same level of brains to these ones.

    John P.
  10. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Doc we are shooting Viera Tuesday morning, 9:00 AM. Any chance to come up :>)))

    Kevin, Dao and I.

    the shoot with Dao was wonderful. !!!!!!

    Thank You
  11. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl

    I do remember your Kookuburra very well. I really enjoyed doing that.

    Thank you so much.

    I may go back and do something with them. Sometime :>)))