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Greetings everyone and thank you for your votes and comments on 'Lunch 149 - The Bare-faced Go-away-bird' - with a special Thank You to Cathy, for giving me one of her "Stan's", whom I shall feed, water and promise not to use in a Lunch shot...!

Please excuse my brevity today, I have another of those early morning business meetings with my two sons.

Today's 'Lunch'
I have been holding back a couple of images of a Lioness, to celebrate one hundred and fifty 'Lunches'...!!

We had spent two weeks on Olare Mare camp, in the Olare Orok Conservancy and were driving back to Nairobi, past the airstrip, when we came across an incredible sight. A single Lioness had taken a Wildebeest the night before and had eaten part of it. The sun was high. She was hot. She was also being watched by several species of Vulture (just out of shot..!) and a Silver-backed Jackal. She did Not want to give up her prize and was attempting to lift it, drag it and will it, to the cover of some trees. The only problem was, that she could only move the carcus a few inches at a time - and the edge of the forest was around 300ft away.

Sadly, we had to leave her to it and continue our journey. This would normally have been a scene I would happily have watched for hours. Clearly, the frustrations and cunning of the wilderness were running high.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday, everyone ...!

Simon
PS: Just seen Mick's "Tribute Lunch" - what an excellent "p*** - take", well done, mate..!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Mar 2014 - 11:55 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lunch 150
Username:SimonFletch SimonFletch
Uploaded:25 Jun 2014 - 5:12 AM
Tags:Kenya, Lioness, Lunch, Olare Orok Conservancy, Wildebeest, Wildlife / nature
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 5:55 AM

Shows the strain well, Simon. It's too big a lunch to devour alone.
P.S. Kiln for bricks is the answer.

Last Modified By nonur at 25 Jun 2014 - 5:57 AM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 5:58 AM

A superb pair of captures, Simon, no doubt with her willpower and determination she made it to the shade of the trees with her kill. Carol

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781969
781969  1 India
25 Jun 2014 - 6:00 AM

Wild life in action,superb.

Vikram

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ukgubbi
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25 Jun 2014 - 6:02 AM

Congratulations on " Lunch 150". Great feat. Very well captured wildlife shot. Outstanding

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bobpaige1
25 Jun 2014 - 6:10 AM

Great pair of images Simon,that is some lunch.

Bob.

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213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 6571 forum posts213hardy vcard England
25 Jun 2014 - 6:35 AM

A great pair of images Simon, and a great series. But i am concerned that after 150 back to back lunches, you may be nearing the size of a house Wink

Keep up the great work.

Den

Last Modified By 213hardy at 25 Jun 2014 - 6:35 AM

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 6:39 AM

Another of those 'nature red in tooth and claw shots' Simon, but still interesting and, as always, wonderfully captured.

Andy

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104033 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 6:54 AM

a bit big for the barbie!!! GrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 7:11 AM

These two dramatic captures clearly demonstrate how tough it is for predators to protect their kill in the wild. She is a fine, muscular beast, hardly surprising with this kind of workout!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
25 Jun 2014 - 7:33 AM

Excellent images Simon, well done,
Fred.

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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 172 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 7:55 AM

Two great images Simon not for the feint hearted. Ted. GrinGrin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43463 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 7:56 AM

"Wildlife as it really is" Two superb captures highlighting the power and ferocity of such an animal

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 8:10 AM

Two superb images of 'how it is' in the wild.

Richard

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viscostatic
25 Jun 2014 - 8:38 AM

Before I read your description, Simon, I was thinking that was going to be a very large lunch - but I now realise only if she managed to hide it. Great photographs.

Phil.

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mex
mex e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 9:02 AM

An excellent set of images.
cheers phil.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 9:14 AM

Such power!

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 9:21 AM

Two powerful images Simon, all beast have to eat. GrinGrin
Patty

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 12:10 PM

2 Super Kenyan wildlife images Simon

Brian

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 12:29 PM

Bit gruesome for me............I am a sensitive soulTongueSadWink
Fantastic images though.......So long as I dont look at the "Lunch"Sad
Loved that areoplane siteGrinGrin Gordon Bennet Smith landed safelySmile
Diane

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3369 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 3:50 PM

Two wonderful lunch images Simon. Definitely a large lunch for this lioness to be hauling around GrinGrin

Kathryn

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 4:31 PM

We shall not see an image more natural than this Simon. A cracker.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 5:30 PM

Life in the raw; a terrific capture.
Ju

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jaktis
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25 Jun 2014 - 7:43 PM

That is a decent lunch instead of a small worm or an insect

Peter

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Fred263
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25 Jun 2014 - 8:40 PM

Well captured, Simon. Wildlife photography without pretence. Survival of the fittest GrinGrin

Fred

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101490 forum postsdark_lord vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 8:54 PM

A classic savannah lunch. At least, what comes to mind when we think of African wildlife Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 10:12 PM

Great images Simon,

Ali

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2014 - 10:39 PM

First of all Simon thank you very much for your award.
Very much appreciated.
I was going to have a Guinness and a cheese and red cabbage sandwich to celebrate,
but after seeing your gruesome shots I don't think I will bother !!
Thanks again mate though.
Mick.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
25 Jun 2014 - 10:56 PM

I agree with Diane - a bit gruesome for me but that's life. Love Micks tribute lunch. Now that made me giggle. You take good care of your "Stan". Cathy

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
26 Jun 2014 - 2:28 AM

Congrats on the 150 Simon, that is what I call dedication to a subject !!! And some absolute stunners along the way, with more to come, I hope...

Lynette Grin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2014 - 1:58 AM

Nature is nature...but I somehow feel sorry for a lot of the big cats' prey. Don't know why. Especially the buffalo and zebra sorta things.

Super shots of the lunch, though,Simon Smile

Andrew

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Jul 2014 - 12:57 PM

Two outstandig NATURE captures... Very well done...
IB

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15 Jul 2014 - 7:21 PM

Two tremendous natural history images Simon and a fitting way to celebrate 150 lunches!

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