- Aperture: ƒ/5
- Camera: NIKON D4S
- Taken: 15 March, 2016 13:12
- Focal length: 500mm
- ISO: 320
- Shutter speed: 1/800 s
During my stay in Sydney I got real close to a family of kookaburras residing in the park just outside the house of my friend Pia Lindgren. First of all I was amazed by how tame they were. They could sit on the ground or on a branch, and when I slowly walked outside to take a closer look they did not pay much notice.
Their behaviour was relaxed and leisurely – looking for treats wherever they could think of – in the air or on the ground. They did not seem to have many worries at all.
Their impressive beak makes an astonishing sound when catching insects – it reminds me of castagnets.
I had so much fun listening in on their many vocalizations – not just their famous laughs.