We have liftoff...

I got a bit too close to this kookaburra for his liking and he flew off. Luckily, I managed to snap off a couple of frames as he did so.

It's not as sharp as I'd like, but given he was moving, I was moving and I didn't have time to refocus, it's not bad.

Interestingly you can see how his foot extends above his wing on takeoff.

See where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 12th June 2008, This photo: 12:12pm


  • ronnietan15 said:
    ha! thats cool. such a strange shape, looks like his gunna crash into the barbed wire
  • David de Groot said:
    'tis a bit like that :)
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    What a shot! And that timing is spot on again; I guess all of that practice at Ft Lytton has paid off.
  • David de Groot said:
    Could be :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    nice shot :) can't have been easy!
  • David de Groot said:
    Wasn't too bad actually, just lucky to have had the camera to my eye when he decided to take off ;-)
  • Ian Mc1 said:
    Neat capture.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)