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Anyway, where was I. Oh yeah, I popped into town today and decided to take a stroll around the park, feed the birds, play on the swings and maybe speed down the slide. After playing in the park I went down to the duck pond to give them some bread.
As I removed the bag from my pocket a massive flock of ducks and swans came racing over, all of them flapping their wings. Interesting I was thinking, well you could have knocked me down with a feather when one of the swans spoke in a very regimented voice, he said "I say dear chap, I am Flight Lieutenant Flapper Swan of the PAFF and I wish to examine that bag food you have brought for us before any of us eat it".
I stuttered "PAFF?", he replied "Yes, the Park Air Feathered Force, Squadron Quill". "Oh" I said, thinking, well that was obvious, why didn't I get that in the first place.
I decided to keep the peace as the park was empty and as I was on my own and pretty much outnumbered, so I opened the bag. Bad move, feathers began to fly, apparently I had upset him by trying to feed them Warburtons, rather than Hovis. What a mistake to make. It was then I noticed a flock of geese which were airborne and beginning to get into attack formation, I decided this was a good time to basically legit, so I did, legit that is as more and more birds took to the air, some were dive bombing and others were dropping stones.
Finally I entered a different part of the park and the birds turned back, I could see them handing out the bread I had dropped, the cheek of it, it wasn't good enough before. Lets just say I wasn't going back to complain.
I carried on walking and finally found quite an enchanted area full of trees, rocks and flowers, it was beautiful. I started to relax as I wandered through this beautiful place. I rounded the corner and nearly jumped out of my skin. There he was a gorgeous Lion, not dissimilar to the one in my upload, well actually it was the one in my upload. I quickly grabbed this shot before once again legging it, I didn't get very far until I found I had actually ran around in a circle, I then bumped into his companion, I grabbed a shot of her then she ate me.
That's pretty much the end of the story, a little abrupt I know, but take my advice, be careful when visiting your local park.
The two uploads today are actually of the lions in London Zoo. I am not a huge fan of captive animals, but the way these beautiful creatures are mercilessly poached for their fur etc, at least we know two that will be safe and their offspring.
I hope you like them, thanks for looking and for any comments.
|Camera:||Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||22 Jul 2011 - 11:19 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|White Balance:||As Shot|