Sharron Leppien, QPSA  

Kookaburra by Sharron Leppien, QPSA

December 2019 - Kookaburra

December 2019 - Sharron Leppien, QPSA


About the Image(s)

This is a Native Australian Kookaburra. Kookaburra’s are a member of the Kingfisher family. These guys are quite a large bird ( 30-40cm) that stay out of the water and prefer to hunt snakes, lizards, mice, frogs and the occasional sausage from your barbecue plate :)

I adore kookaburras as they are very friendly birds. I don't like them however when they start their very very very noisey dawn chorus. It is very very loud and seemingly never ending, sometimes they start pre dawn and sometimes there could be up to six of them trying to outdo each other. They are not on my nice list then.

Image taken on my farm late in the afternoon. I intentionally cropped his body in composition as he was sitting on a post and rail fence and I didn’t want the fence rail in my image.

Nikon D850, Nikkon 200-500mm @500mm, 1/160sec, f8.0, iso 125 handheld.

Cropped and converted to mono in LR using an orange filter. In PS I dodged his eye and the background to try to minimise the impact of the trees in the background.


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