I was so happy to see my 1st ever kookaburra in the wild. THe enthusiasm seemed to rub off on this guy! This was taken from the patio of a coffee shop up in the Dandenongs. The bird was keeping a safe enough distance but close enough for my lens to catch him :-P

Dandenongs, Victoria, Australia. November 2009.

Canon 400d 75-300mm lens.

I use no post processing of any kind, unless stated.

SOLD!! as a matted print in June 2010. (Thankyou!!)

Another angle….

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  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottover 4 years ago

    Phenomenal!! I love this! The expression is incredible…he seems to be speaking to us! and the soft feathered underbelly…such crisp detail you have captured! Your ability to photograph birds and animals is unsurpassed, in my opinion!

  • Thankyou! And you’re right, I never noticed how soft he looked on this one… The beak made him a little less cuddly in real life though :-P

    And thankyou for the awesome compliment there. :-) By the way, Did you see the closer photo of him? :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • sarahspictures
    sarahspicturesover 4 years ago

    oh this is a fabulous catch – i kind of feel like he’s laughing with me :)

  • Thanks! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Thankyou! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonabout 4 years ago

    hahaha love it!!

  • Thanks! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Farah  Rose
    Farah Roseover 2 years ago

    Spot on!

  • Thank you so much for the feature and comment!! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 2 years ago

    February 3, 2012

  • Thank you Teresa! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks Glenn! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

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