Good Morning!

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) greeting the campsite.

Castle Rock camp ground, Girraween National Park, Queensland, Australia.

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 19th October 2008, This photo: 8:13am

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  • HPVD Photos said:
    Fantastic capture.
  • David de Groot said:
    I just wish I'd thought to whack the flash on earlier so I could have dropped the ISO down a bit. Too noisy for anything but prints at the moment.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice Dave, looks like he is laughing at you... heheh (kidding, we know he was just tired)
  • David de Groot said:
    Just like the rest of us at that time of the morning ;-)
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    A smile on his face and laugh in his voice.
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  • stpnwolfnr said:
    Nice shot!
  • heidi_K said:
    It looks like you had a great trip to Girraween and guess you woke up early!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Alexandra :)
    Pretty neat eh ?
    Sure did Heidi (on both counts), although I think a longer stay would be better - time to recover between walks.
  • Andou Ryuu said:
    Great shot :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Andrew. I have a good collection of this particular bird, but this pose was the pick of the bunch.
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Another great shot, Dave. The "smiling" beak is perfect. When I first heard these in the wild I couldn't believe how loud they were!
  • David de Groot said:
    And we hear them at least twice every day - once in the morning and then again at dusk. They go off during the day sometimes, esp. if there's a goanna or the like about.