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Thank you all for your votes, comments and support for Lunch 35 - The Lioness & Buffalo. It may have puzzled some, as to why there was a comment about an Arum Lily - and some images loaded (now deleted) of an Arum Lily, as 'versions' of a Lioness eating a Buffalo?! Carol (Caziwinkles) has an image of said Lily uploaded to her portfolio, in which I can quite clearly see a couple of errant triangles - but she and a couple of others, could not. After some considerable 'digging', I think I have the answer, which you can view on Carol's upload. If you use Internet Explorer, or your name is Rob, it's worth a look Wink

Back to the matter in hand - 'Lunch' Smile
Nathan (NDODS), was notably in a rush yesterday. Maybe he was being chased by a Lion - or - late for a 'plane Wink
Mick finally came up with a reasonable offer of 10,000 nuts and 10,000 bolts (all rusty, of course) for my moth (Lunch 13 onwards - yes he does take his time, but I knew he wouldn't hold out on me forever Smile)
Keith (dark-lord) has volunteered for photography duties when my stadium is built (that's good, for I fear we may soon run out of Nathans).
Ed (Glostopcat), having lured Bunbeam back to EPZ with promises of membership(?!), is now trying to palm her off on me (could come in handy, for I may soon run out of both Nathans and Keiths).
Alex (AlexAppleby) had the audacity to critique my image of the Lioness & The Buffalo. Kindly join the queue of Nathans, Keiths and Bunbeams, Alex. Rob (bobsblues) also has his card marked, due to the comment he left on Carol's Arum Lily - and will shortly be joining you.
I knew I could make this EPZ lark turn a profit Wink

Today's 'Lunch'
You all got way too exciteable about the sight of red meat and Lions yesterday, so, in an attempt to restore some order, today's offering is of a Red-bellied Coast Squirrel, photographed in Shimba Hills, which are 'behind' Mombasa, on the coast of Kenya. They are also found in South Africa (Red-bellied Coast Squirrels, not Shimba Hills). They live in trees and thickets, but can be found near habitation and will feed from the hand. They eat berries, seeds and nuts - also bread! A Red-bellied Coast Squirrel grows to around 9" (230mm) body length, with its tail the same again.

Versions 2 & 3 are 'happy snaps', so don't go getting carried away, Alex - they are just for fun, see Wink

Have a Great Day, everyone!

Simon

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Dec 2008 - 11:17 AM
Focal Length:250mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Lunch 36
Username:SimonFletch SimonFletch
Uploaded:7 Jan 2014 - 4:02 AM
Tags:Kenya, Lunch, Red-bellied Coast Squirrel, Shimba Hills, Wildlife / nature
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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Jan 2014 - 4:36 AM

A great pose in v1 with a great background also

Peter

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 4:53 AM

A classic squirrel pose, Simon. And, as cute as they are, I always loom at squirrels and see tree climbing rats with furry tails.....they eat my vegetables (though not my habanero peppers). And, once in a whole, if they can get in in the winter, squirrels will get into the attic, and bring in nuts, and anything else they can. It sounds like they are dragging hammers around the attic. Not my favorite animal. But then, this photo is not about my feelings.

and, thanks foe your award for my freezing rain photos, Simon. And, I quit e like V2 as a photo as well.

Peter

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kathrynlouise

Love V1 simon, a fabulous capture and so cute GrinGrin

Kathryn

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781969
781969  1 India
7 Jan 2014 - 5:28 AM

all variants really superb,capture.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 6:01 AM

Awsome shots of this beautiful creature, Simon. V2 is my favourite, as it is very exceptional with the fabulous colour contrast. I LOVE it!
P.s. Neither could I see and triangle at the bottom of that beautiful arum lily on my iMac.

Last Modified By nonur at 7 Jan 2014 - 6:02 AM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 6:30 AM

What a little cutie, Simon Smile It's been years since I saw a squirrel, we don't have them here. Carol

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 6:43 AM

Excellent shots Simon.

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Caziwinkles
7 Jan 2014 - 7:16 AM

Three beauties of this lovable rodent. Smile
Thanks for your perseverance in trying to sort out the mysterious triangles on my image yesterday.
I tried IE11 and Chrome but still couldn't see them. I have someone looking at it on Firefox now. Sad
Maybe I should rename it Bermuda Triangle...! Wink

Carol

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:22 AM

They say that wit is the lowest form of humour. However my friend your humour is far from lower class, it is refreshing, very well intended and strikes many a chord. Thanks for the mention, and thank you for allowing one to view and comment on when possible your quite superb wildlife images Simon. Another three not only beautiful images, but one which have been superbly captured with great colour and pin sharp detail.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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viscostatic
7 Jan 2014 - 8:35 AM

A beautiful little creature enjoying its nuts. Beautiful images Simon.

Phil.

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
7 Jan 2014 - 8:37 AM

This is a nice lunch. Fabulous shot. V1 my fav.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
7 Jan 2014 - 8:51 AM

Great composition and bokeh in this squirrel image !GrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 8:59 AM

A delightful set of images of this cheeky little chap, I like the rich colour of his fur. So the lunchtime saga continues, one wonders how many images you still have squirreled away on your hard drive, I think this series will run and run!Wink

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41113 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 9:13 AM

A bit of a poser (the triangles and the squirrel Grin). Lovely stance and colour contrast in v2, Simon.

Dave

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 9:36 AM

A very cute little guy....great pose.....it must be my screen....it looks very over saturated and the logs and his fur are very purple

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Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy e2 Member 4701 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 9:52 AM

Love the image and the War and Peace description Smile

Mozzy

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 11:12 AM

gorgeous little creatures superbly captured by your good self

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 11:31 AM

Interesting to see such a ''pointy'' snout in V1 Simon.
Looks more like an ant eater !!
Dunno how these ant eaters survive anyway ?
They would need to eat as many as the amount of rusty bolts I have for a decent meal !!
Anyway,I love the colour of your squirrels.
A good rusty shade !!
Mick.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 11:51 AM

What a beautiful little creature your squirrel is Simon. I have never had the pleasure of seeing one before. How about exporting a few to us. ????GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 12:01 PM

I have to agree with Colleen the wood does appear to have a purple tinge, great images still,

Ali Smile

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eagle1955
eagle1955  2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 - 1:04 PM

nice looking Squirrel simon we have Squirrels here but ours are the grey ones a brilliant capture v+f

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AlexAppleby
7 Jan 2014 - 3:02 PM

Nice shots. I don't dare say anymore now I'm on the blacklist!!!!

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 5:16 PM

A good evening Simon Just managed to get a quick peep on epz at work and find that I'm on the hit list for the lions Sad I suppose that means the wife will inherit all the millions I have squirreled away and she will be able to retire in exotic luxury SmileSmile. Oh well never mind it was wonderfull to see such a glorious squirral shot very well taken old chap SmileSmile
Do take care nowWink
Rob

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 6:28 PM

thanks for cheering me up ..
you give me my daily dose of a smile
...and heh ho you take some pretty mean photos as a bonusWink

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dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 8:05 PM

The wood is purply, but this is in Kenya, so the colour may be correct Wink
Welcome to the lion's den, Ali Grin


Quote: They eat berries, seeds and nuts - also bread

Much the same as the squirrels here, though I discourage them from eating (the grey ones, that is Smile)

Keith

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iosatel
iosatel  1 Belgium
8 Jan 2014 - 1:29 AM

Great moments, excellent works!

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