16 May 2014

when a kookaburra is just out to impress you some....

smile for the camera ...

that's better

yep, nice

oh .. good one, hold that right there

Sharing with Saturday's Critters

43 comments:

Montanagirl said...

HaHa - Love these, especially the last one!!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great series. You are in his mind.

Irma said...

Oh my goodness, what a great series, Carole.
It makes me laugh.
Greetings Irma

Bob Bushell said...

The Kookaburra looks really funny, ha ha.

Gail Dixon said...

Oh my gosh, these are awesome!! What a big personality you captured.

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness! what a ham!

Helma said...

Wow ..... what a beautiful portraits of this cute bird. I love them all very nice but the last one is really cute lol ......
Very well done.
Very nice weekend Carole.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Gorgeous photos of this beautiful bird and so close !!!
Have a nice and sunny weekend, Carole. Best regards, Synnöve

Brian King said...

Awesome portraits, Carole! Wow!

Phil Slade said...

Just amazing Carole. Wonderful pictures and I'm guessing your local kookaburras are quite used to having their picture taken?

Lisa Gordon said...

These are amazing photographs, Carole!!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Merlesworld said...

Great shots, they do have a laughing face and their laugh on a summers day just makes you happy too.
Merle....................

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, he looks like he is smiling or laughing.. Great closeups..enjoy your weekend!

Karen said...

What a poser! Fabulous captures.

Christian Perrin said...

Oh wow, fantastic photos, especially that last one! Nicely illustrates why they call it a Laughing Kookaburra! :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

These are great Carole!

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, what LOVELY smiles for your camera♡♡♡ Always reminds me of sweet memories with your country♬♬♬

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

eileeninmd said...

Carol, stopping back to say thank you for sharing your post with Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy weekend!

Lina Gustina said...

The bird is a perfect model.
Love these portraits. Make me happy seeing it :D

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Karen said...

Wonderful shots Carol, very funny too.

Karen said...

I don't think I've seen those expressions on a kookaburra before.

diane b said...

Fabulous photos!!! How do you do it???

EG CameraGirl said...

FUN photos!

Wandering Wren said...

Wot a laugh - great photos, that last one is a hoot! :)
Wren x

Frank said...

Superb close ups Carole.

Snap said...

For some reason kookaburras make me smile. Just look at that face! I giggled my way through your fun post. Happy Critter Day!

Linda W. said...

These photos are soooo cute! Looks like he was smiling at you. :)

Carletta said...

I found myself smiling at these. This little guy is a picture of happiness. Sweet shots Carole!

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic shots of a beautifully expressive Kookobura ~ love them all ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Marie said...

Sooo cute! Oh, I just love it! You got some great photos! Thanks for coming by my Wild Bird Wed last week!

Gunilla Bäck said...

That's a very pretty smile. :)

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful bird and wonderful photos, I love the kookaburra; his german name is translated laughing jackass.

maryaustria said...

These photos are so gorgeous! Made me smile too! Great!!!

Wally Jones said...

Terrific series! I love those big kingfishers. Wish we had them around here.

Margaret Adamson said...

That is hilareous. I am still laughing. Great shots.

Gary Phillips said...

Is he a poseur?? Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Carole M. said...

glad you all got a smile from my backyard kookaburra. Gary: it was interesting to observe while I sat with my camera aimed at the kookaburra. I think it was just as fascinated with me!

Shey Wicklund said...

Super adorable series of shots. :)

Ida said...

Oh my goodness these are purely delightful. Super shots.

David Gascoigne said...

Great series of pictures.

Susan said...

Oh Carole, those shots are just priceless - well done :D)

Laura said...

Too cute! What a character this kookaburra is! You do an amazing job at photography. You inspired me to take some bird pics at the arboretum on Saturday! Thanks! hugs, Laura

Liz said...

Haha!! These are fantastic Carole! He looks like he's been around a while... his beak seems a little worn.