Kookaburra#1 by johnrf

Kookaburra on the lookout for his lunch.
Known to our family as “Charlie” he has lived in our large country garden for 10 years or so. Charlie is almost tame and permits me to photograph him from a couple of metres – so It is easy to get good shots.
Olympus E3 with its Olympus 14-54 mm zoom.
This image is featured in “The Birds” Group.
This image has been viewed 780 times as at September 1, 2014..

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Keen long term member of the Pakenham Camera Club located in Victoria, Australia; and I specialise in landscape, travel, garden and outdoor photography generally.
I use only Olympus SLR;s and DSLR’s and I process my images using Apple computers and mainly Apple software..

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  • Steve Arkleton
    Steve Arkletonabout 7 years ago

    My mum says this is a nice picture.

  • Hello John. Your mother knows a good lookingKookaburra.

    – johnrf

  • James Millward
    James Millwardover 6 years ago

    This is a fantastic photo, really sharp with a nice glint in the eye, and a very nicely unbusy blurred back ground.

  • Thanks for your kind comment.

    Charlie is one of my favourite Kookas. He, and his siblings, has lived on our 10 acres for some 5+ years and is surprisingly tame.
    Photo taken with Olympus E1 and 50-200 mmm tele. (100 to 400 equiv) from about 3 metres. So it was pretty easy to get a good image-but the sharpness was enhanced by using Genuine Fractals to interpolate my 5 Mp file up to about 15 Mp from memory.
    This image was accepted at Warragul Nationals some years ago.

    – johnrf

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture John..!!

  • Thanks Meg.

    – johnrf

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    October 21, 2010

  • Hello Teresa. Thanks very much. I just love our big Australian birds. They are relatively easy to photograph and come into range without drama..

    – johnrf

  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture! He’s so cute!

  • Hi Kim. Thanks. Much appreciated.

    – johnrf

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, brilliant work and well deserved.

  • Helllo AndreaEL.
    Thanks for your kind comment.
    My wife and I leave during November to visit your beautiful New Zealsnd (South Island) and I have packed extra CF cards in anticipation of a rewarding tour..

    – johnrf

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    A terrific kooka shot John. Congrats on the feature.

  • Hello Al. Thanks for your kind comment. We lived in the your area for 7 years during the construction of the new Parliament House, (Kingston and Burra) and just loved the birds. Unfortunately, before the digital photography era.

    – johnrf

  • mosaicavenues
    mosaicavenuesover 4 years ago

    excellent capture

  • johnrf
    johnrfover 4 years ago

    Hi Kerryn Thanks.
    Love your excellent bird shots. I am OK with big birds (Kookas, pelicans, parrots, magpies etc.) but not much good on the smaller and more athletic varieties.

  • Digidi
    Digidiover 4 years ago

    beautiful image..congrats on your feature too

  • Hello Di. Thanks. I see you are a member of Adelaide Camera Club. I hope you get as much enjoyment from it as I do from membership of Pakenham CC.

    – johnrf

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