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Australian Laughing Kookaburra by DingoDogPhotography Australian Laughing Kookaburra by DingoDogPhotography
Firstly, I'm back. After an extended vacation away from DA; I have returned.  And its great to be back.

Dang, I love this photo. I consider this one of the best pictures I've taken.

The Kookaburra (genus Dacelo) is nicknamed the "bushman's clock" for its habit of singing loudly (which sounds like laughter) at dawn and dusk. Its a type of Kingfisher. Rodents and insects make up most of its diet; but they will also sometimes catch and eat poisonous snakes.

Photo taken at the Memphis Zoo, in May of 2013.
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I LOVE this shot. The intensity in the eye, the contrast between the hardness of the beak and the almost painterly quality in the feathers, the way the neck feathers swirl away and down from the beak, it all comes together really well. I think the way it's framed/cropped/whatever is good- the lines draw you from the smooth curve of the head down to the jagged tip of the beak, but that eye pulls the focus back up, so that it's hard to stop looking. Hard to say what could be done to improve this; maybe if the tip of the beak were sharpened and the wing were blurred and softened a bit more?
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The-Freezer-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Silently watching, silently judging.
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Great portrait! Nod 
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nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifulHug by Digithalie
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Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, intimate portrait!  :heart:
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty
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BazarDeLaNature Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot :clap:
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orinoor Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Wonderful photo, love the angle of his head and the focus is spot on!
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
I really like the angle and the colors are great.
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DrimmsyDra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Really beautiful portrait.
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great portrait :)
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is truly a wonderful capture!!!!!!!
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic close up and a really nice angle!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work. Very clear and crisp. 
Great capture! :)
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harlia Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome:)

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