A rather wet Kookaburra

Shot from my veranda as is (not cropped).

View all photos taken: Sunday, 5th December 2010, This photo: 9:56am

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  • Chris Hoopmann said:
    Wonderful capture. Nice and sharp.
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    Most impressive!
  • fotoscape2009 said:
    Great wet weather look, love the falling rain drops in the picture. Good work!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoopmann] Thanks - the 400/5.6L is a sharp lens :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/unrelatedpatterns] Poor little fellow - absolutely drenched. At one point he shook his head and was surrounded in a cloud of spray.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/38772371@N06] Hard not to get rain in the picture at the moment ;-)
  • evankok said:
    Mate that's awesome...I love the slower shutter speed to capture the rain!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/evankok] Indeed :) 1/250th was a good compromise between hand-holdability and slowness for the rain.
  • andrew katic said:
    i loved this, just seeing it in my thumbnail contacts.then i saw it large,friggin awesome dave.love that rain.great shot.pat yourself on the back
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew73] Thanks Andrew. Very handy having a nice dry veranda to shoot from in the rain.
  • Paul Malandain said:
    nice capture!
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Great shot Dave, great action with the rain background :-)
  • Benicio Murray said:
    Great natural colours. Just right.
  • ibsut said:
    He looks just how I feel!
  • looby88 said:
    lol , and I shot this with my other camera, you are definitely becoming worth the air fair so I can mug you !!!
    Thats quite a look on his face you have captured, very funny
  • CreativeDirections said:
    It looks slick now.
    Great photo.
  • Kush Chadda said:
    inst fav dave...love the rain in the background...adds so much interest to the image..
  • Craig 'Lego' Lyons said:
    Wonderful pose, and composition. Love the bokeh and rain!
  • Richard.Fisher said:
    Great shot Dave. As everyone has mentioned above, the rain and his/her damp feathers make this. That and that the kookaburra obligingly stood there looking so noble.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmalandain] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beniciomurray] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/22616984@N07] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothyn] Yeah the rain came out quite well really.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] Oh but this camera weighs as much as that 100-400L you've got, so you wouldn't be able to lift it ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativedirections] Sure does!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/pikturesque] Aye, definitely a different view to the usual kookaburra on a branch.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/craiglyons] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardfisher] I have some of him facing the other way too, and one shaking his head.
  • Grauniad2 said:
    +1 for nice shot for all the above reasons!
  • creativelies said:
    Fantastic shot - couldn't improve it.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Ha! Captured the rain drops! Very nice!!
  • _SG_ said:
    such a beautiful work, nice one!
    [ via flickriver explore  --_SG_ ]
  • Franck Bouffard said:
    Beautiful !!!
  • Megan Linn Photography said:
    Amazing shot! Love the rain drops! Congrats on explore :)
  • homo_borealis said:
    Nice photo!
  • frednaut said:
    Fantastic David - sums up the weather here lately really well too.
  • MrLightyear said:
    is that an old gum tree he is sat in? He doesn't look too merry, though!
  • O'Fazza said:
    Brilliant shot mate! Really sharp and I love the raindrops. Poor bugger looks soaked
  • Azulma said:
    Congrats, this is a wonderful shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_topor] Thanks Rodney :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativelies] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/goerner] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/franckbouffard] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/introspectionx] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/7853618@N08] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/34161104@N03] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/zigui] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramisfirefly] Yeah I think the raindrops make it.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/geoff_francis] Very much so Geoff!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrlightyear] It is indeed!
  • Cobra_11 said:
    An instant favourite :-) Great shot!
  • Peters blog said:
    (really cool)...thanks for sharing your ideas with us...
  • lazmonti said:
    Great shot!
    Love these birds!
    I took some shots of one on my back fence. Check them out!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobra_11] Thanks! :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/petersblogony] :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/montanyi] They ring in the dawn and dusk around here. We have quite a few of them.
  • Vivid~David said:
    woaw fantastic shot, congrats !!!