• Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2013:08:11 09:42:33
  • 0.004 s (1/250) (1/250)
  • f/5.6
  • 400
  • 2013:07:11 14:23:24
  • 4.08m
  • No
  • 300.00 (300/1)

Shot Notes

The Kookaburra is one of the national symbols of Australia. It was used as a mascot for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. They are also known as “Bushman’s Clock” or “Alarm Birds” due to it’s distinctive call, which sounds like laughing monkeys. There are four species of Kookaburra; Rufous-bellied, Spangled, Blue-winged and this Laughing Kookaburra. My camera recorded a subject distance of just 1.3 metres which qualifies it as one of Australia’s bold birds.

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2 Responses to “Laughing Kookaburra”

  1. 1
    Molly Path:

    It brought back memories of the camp fire song we used to sing in the Girl Guides

    Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
    Merry merry king of the bush is he
    Laugh Kookaburra Laugh Kookaburra
    Gay your life must be

    It is sung as a round or fugue in the days when “gay” had a different meaning! (there are several renderings on YouTube)

  2. 2
    Jason Benz:

    I remember that song from primary school days. Waltzing Matilda too !

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