Covered in bedding

© Chris Ebben

Covered in bedding

Monnie Ryan Student 7/7/2012 7:12:10 PM

Guess I could live without the ants, but what an absolutely adorable bird! Terrific detail, Chris - so real I'd love to squeeze it (well, if it weren't for those ants)! #1473600

John Connolly 7/8/2012 3:35:14 PM

I don't believe I have ever seen such a young Kookaburra Chris, are't they the cutest little character! Your little camera did a super job here! #10220116

Chris Ebben 7/8/2012 5:01:57 PM

I agree with you both, they are cute characters, sometimes I get a little pat in, mostly on the legs!! #10220249

Tammy Espino 7/8/2012 5:07:43 PM

Excellent!! :) #10220263

Chris Ebben 7/8/2012 6:28:29 PM

Thanks Tammy. #10220368

rony sagy 7/8/2012 8:17:44 PM

Oh what a beautiful capture of this fancy little guy. #10220491

Debbie Bray 7/9/2012 3:09:47 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Chris, he must be a baby!! Hope those ants aren't biting!
Thanks for the link to the piecart, lol! What a hilarious capture! #10220824

maria I. Warren 7/9/2012 8:23:52 AM

very cute photo :) great job with this capture:) #10221308

Amanda J. Tanner 7/11/2012 8:56:17 AM

They are so cute! A great capture of him Chris! #10224826

Jorgen Jensen 7/21/2012 1:05:36 PM

Cute bird and excellent capture you have done Chris. #10239096

Anthony G. Comella 7/23/2012 12:50:56 PM

Super terrific - smiles here!! #10241400

Chris Ebben 7/25/2012 2:39:42 AM

Thanks for all your wonderful comments. I really appreciate them, sorry to take so long to reply. #10243227

Phillip R. Connolly 8/11/2012 5:02:51 PM

What a great capture here, Chris!! Cute and adorable are sure the right words for this little guy!! Well done!!

Phil #10272206

Chris Ebben 8/14/2012 4:42:06 PM

Thanks so much Phil. I really enjoy their daily visits. #10276045

Antonio Amen 8/16/2012 3:41:28 AM

Didnīt it bite you?lll Nice photo #10277984

Chris Ebben 8/16/2012 4:20:23 AM

No, it didn't bite, it knows who feeds it. Thanks for taking the time to look. #10278068

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer 8/25/2012 1:38:08 PM

OMG! Is he adorable!! He looks so cute and this is a wonderful image, Chris. #10289794

Chris Ebben 8/26/2012 3:10:01 AM

Thanks a lot, I get a lot of enjoyment out of these visitors. #10290467

Connie J. Bagot 8/26/2012 7:30:56 AM

I've not seen a kookaburra this close up before and it is quite amazing and wonderful! Great shot Chris. #10290885

Chris Ebben 8/27/2012 2:20:04 AM

Thanks Connie, they are lovely birds. #10291889

Wm Nosal 8/27/2012 2:49:51 PM

COOL Shot Chris!
:) #10292776

Mary K. Robison 9/9/2012 4:58:23 AM

What a little sweetie, Chris! Sorry to see him/her being overrun with ants ~ hope he could pick/shake them off easily.
Do stores in Australia sell Kookaburra dolls like teddy bears? Seems like the perfect cuddle-toy for a child. #10315098

Jill Odice 9/12/2012 1:37:06 PM

I have never seen one of these birds, so this is very interesting ! Thanks for the info too. Great shot! #10320001

PATRICIA A. CASEY 9/28/2012 7:21:13 AM

Wow....that was fascinating to read Chris...thanks so much for the information! What a darling bird....just love the expression in the eyes....saying please someone help me get rid of these things! Have a glorious day Chris! #10344819

PATRICIA A. CASEY 9/28/2012 7:21:22 AM

Wow....that was fascinating to read Chris...thanks so much for the information! What a darling bird....just love the expression in the eyes....saying please someone help me get rid of these things! Have a glorious day Chris! #10344820

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Description

This Kookaburra obviously got out of bed quickly, it's covered in White-ants. Kookaburras incubate their two to four pure white eggs in hollow tree trunks or in excavated termite nests. Both adults incubate for a period of 25 days. The young leave the nest 30 days after hatching, but the parents continue to feed them for another 40 days. Lens aperture f/4.5, shutter speed 1/80sec, focal length 14mm, ISO 400.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 13.71 mm, Model: DSC-H70

Uploaded on 7/7/2012 5:46:52 PM

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