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  • Kookaburras feeding on beetles

    This series is from a few years ago. A couple of Kookaburras were flying down to the ground and catching something that I couldn't make out until I opened the photos on the computer..

    The lighting was a bit difficult - late afternoon sun with patches of shade.

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    All with D800 and Sigma 120-300 with 1.4x TC.
    Alan W

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  • #2
    All good pics. The light is really not a major concern with these IMHO Alan. The photos tell a good story and you've captured it well. Nice natural fauna in it's glory - having a feed on local delicacies.

    "Don't touch". Must be the scariest thing to read in braille!

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    • #3
      Looking Good

      #2 would have been better had the bird not been looking away - but you can't pose them

      #3 great BIF, but the b/g is a bit busy - see comment above

      #4 Wonderful portrait with great detail and eye contact - nice colour too. My favourite.

      Looks like a nice lens


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      • #4
        Thanks for the feedback Isac and Alan. I might try to blur the background in #3 when I get the time.
        Alan W

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        • #5
          Very nice.. except for the beetle, of which I am sure it was not nice for.
          Love that take off shot with the blur in all the right places and the last one has the lovely bokeh going on.
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          • #6
            nice series of a kooka not eating the usual stuff. portrait is my fav.
            Stephen Davey. Nikon Shooter


            • #7
              Great story telling. I've a set of a Kooka throwing a baby Wren in the air then eating it. My kids were not impressed! (I thought it a shot of a lifetime)!
              It's the little things!

              Cheers, Greg C.


              • wigz
                wigz commented
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                I would agree about the shot of a lifetime, but would still have very mixed feelings about it.

            • #8
              Thanks all for your kind words
              Alan W

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