AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Kookaburra Up Close!

Kookaburras visit our home in the Dromana Hills on the Mornington Peninsula.
They don't seem to mind being photographed!

Sweet kookaburra
Enjoys a good laugh each day
Like a wise old soul

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Tracey Leeder said...

What a gorgeous bird! Great picture. He looks so sweet and soft. Lucky you to get so close.

Kim, USA said...

Wow that is super close shot. Beautiful!

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Tanya said...

I'm so glad your subject didn't mind your camera. The photo is wonderful!

Jenni said...

One of my favourite birds! We used to feed them when I was a child. Great shot.

Halcyon said...

Cool portrait. He looks pensive. Maybe he misses his gum tree? ;)

wenn said...

lovely bird!

Anonymous said...

What fantastic photo!
so delicate a bird. I love it !

Nadege, said...

A wonderful capture, with great details in the feathers and sharp focus on the eye. Love that you were able to get so close.

Inger-M said...

He is adorable!

T... said...

what a wonderful macro shot....beautiful bird....
thank you for stopping by my blog...have a wonderful week

Annette said...

So that's what a kookaburra looks like! What a great capture.

kareninkenai said...

what a beautiful composition and image; very up close. thanks bunches, kareninkenai (i heart macro)

Sharyl said...

You can see every detail! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...


geanina said...

fantastic shout! beautiful bird :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent close up, this bird is beautiful!
Hugs and a nice week ahead,

Diverse said...

wonderful capture! :)

Max Peter said...

This is a wonderful shot! And this bird is so interesting, I've read something about it. I guess it appears on a Australian postage stamp issued in 1930 or so...

Anonymous said...

wow! That`s beautiful...

Moois van mie said...

what a sweetie !!!

Cris-Mary said...

Beautiful pictures ! Have a nice day!

Lori P said...

Love this - such a great, close up shot!

Shel said...

Holy Cow - what an amazing shot!

CraftyHope said...

You really got up close and personal to that birdie. Very cool.

My Life Under the Bus said...

OMG What a beauty! Fantastically close!

Costin Comba said...

Beautiful. Have a nice wekk.

Dani P. said...

Bravo, Gemma ! The birds are not easy subjects .... Have a nice day !!!



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