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    Laughing Kookaburra

    I had been putting together a bit of a series of square format bird images and thought I would share this here for your thoughts.
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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    Very neat shot, the framing gives it the feel of an old viewfinder slide.

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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    Gary, I'm always impressed with your photographic style and level of technical execution.

    This image immediately took me to those last pages in the National Geographic magazines on which they print those "lost images" from long ago. The square frame goes well with the subject and pose and I especially like your treatment of the "dirt and lint" around the periphery. The subdued colors are a nice touch. The more I look at this image, the more I see.

    A welcome change to the "textbook clean" images that we generally strive for. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    That is a vey good photo.

    When ever I hear a Kookaburra ... I know there are snakes about.

    Then shotly after, there will be one flying around carrying a half dead deadly snake, that it will have whipped to near death on a tree branch and the rest of the small Kookaburra family will be laughing at it.

    They are the coolest birds ... and the best snake catchers ever. Even their name is cool, Dacelo novaeguineae.

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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    Scott, thats exactly it. It is given the feel of the old viewfinder appearance.

    Loupey, thanks for the good words. My son Kyle loves to watch all kinds of wildlife videos and this is one of our favorite birds.

    Wild Wassa, your story about the bird has me wanting to look into them further. Perhaps I'll find a video about them specifically.
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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    Certainly a very different style of photography with lots of artistic input from the photographer. Well done as usual, Gary !

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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    Cool way to present Gary, you have the best of both world's here ,you have the pose sharpness and good eye detail witch seems to be the norm for presenting birds plus you chose a great frame, BTW i have quite a few of them myself that i use when printing 5X7 it adds a little something extra like old Polaroid shots. well done Master Gary
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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    All I can say is, that bird sure has a goofy grin. Well done.
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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    Very nice pose you caught there.
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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    This is a good one too but have to say I like the cuckoo better.
    Nothing to critique here, just like the other image better. Probably due to light.
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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    Great stuff, Gary I love your artistic approach to bird photography!

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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog
    This is a good one too but have to say I like the cuckoo better.
    Nothing to critique here, just like the other image better. Probably due to light.
    I saw the other one in the Critique section and I agree with Frog. For me, the posture of the other image is much more dynamic.

    Both great tho.
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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    I agree and favor the Guira Cuckoo shot I posted in the critique forum. I guess it's more dramatic. I also like the Guira Cuckoo alot for it's scruffy looking appearance and bright orange beak and eyes.
    I'm hoping to do more of these, but I have about six or seven from the series posted in my blog if anyone wanted to see the rest.
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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    Looked at your blog and liked them all.
    The cuckoo is just the best.
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    Re: Laughing Kookaburra

    I agree with the others Gary, I really like the direction this new project has taken, they're all great! Especially liked the Carmine Bee-eater.

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