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You are a kindly lot, thank you for your splendiferous Comments (and Votes) on 'Lunch 55 - The Three-banded Plover'. You are right, photographing a very small, fast moving and skittish bird is not easy, using 700mm focal length (500mm + x1.4 extender [910mm, if you take into account the x1.3 crop factor]). I deleted way more than I kept..! Some said the image was too bright, one in particular on its - 'face'. If you look at the time taken (5.25pm), the harsh African sun is at its lowest (about an hour before sunset), so that's maybe why. Possibly it was his delightfully bright red 'nose' that brought this attention? No, not too much Madafu, but possibly due to imbibing in too much of that delightful lake water...!!!

Thank you for your kind wishes regarding the 'meeting' at the Dept. of Immigration, yesterday. What a palaver..! Fingerprints - 'white man, lets make his complete hand black, like ours'... 'Passport' Photographs - more money... Form filling - loads of them... Visited more offices and joined more queues than you could shake a stick at. Then, THE Interview, with a very clever, albeit curteous, man, with all the stripes of a top official. "We can extend your stay, if you qualify" were his actual words (I did wonder at that point, if should have actually put a brown envelope inside our application forms!). He asked me what I thought about Great Britain's collusion with the ICC (International Criminal Court) to bring Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to 'justice'. This wasn't a fair question, because the answer very much depended on his own politics...! After a very long hour, we departed with passports stamped - and his contact details written on a piece of paper 'in case you need my help, in the future'..! We stay..!

Today's 'Lunch'
I hope you don't mind, but today, I thought I would set you a little 'challenge', to see if you know what the subject of my image is? Please don't include your thoughts in your Comment, if you should make one. Because, you will either be incorrect - or give the answer away to everyone else. Instead, I shall tell you tomorrow, when I upload another group, from the series of 'Black-shouldered Kites'. Then only you will know, if you got the answer right, or not Smile

Have a Tremendous Thursday..!

Simon
PS: If you would like to, you are welcome to send me a PM, with your answer. I will respond to all, but only periodically - I am still completing work for my 'boys' and have my nose to the grindstone...Wink

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jan 2014 - 3:15 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lunch 56
Username:SimonFletch SimonFletch
Uploaded:30 Jan 2014 - 3:03 AM
Tags:Eating, Lunch, Nairobi National Park, Ticks, Wildlife / nature, Zebra
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Voters:jaktis · ukgubbi · handlerstudio · gwynn56 · Lynniesefforts · bobsblues · nonur · 781969 · CarolG · ugly · Andysnapper · Caziwinkles · pentaxpatty · DicksPics · barbarahirst · Alan_Baseley · cats_123 · Badgerfred · viscostatic · kathrynlouise · NaturesHaven · Suzicoo · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · morpheus1955 · sparrowhawk · ali63 · mikbee · GeorgePlatis · leontari · Maiwand · dark_lord · Glostopcat · BIGRY1 · Holmewood · georgiepoolie · Chinga · Trekmaster01 ·
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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
30 Jan 2014 - 3:25 AM

I like this CLOSE up, concentrating on the lunch

Peter

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ukgubbi
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30 Jan 2014 - 4:17 AM

Lovely closeup. Nice lunch. ZEBRA

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 4:25 AM

Great shot, and I think I know....offline. Glad you made it through your ordeal, Simon.

Peter

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Lynniesefforts
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30 Jan 2014 - 5:42 AM

Great pov . Lovely shot of lunch. A wonderful image Simon.

Lynette Grin

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 6:04 AM

Nice angle Simon a well captured shot I think its a ____%^&$£@!_______ see your PM mateWink
Rob

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 6:17 AM

Super framing of the mouth and the grub, Simon! Perfect detail, I can even feel the texture and softness of the skin. Excellent!

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781969
781969  1 India
30 Jan 2014 - 6:22 AM

Beautiful angle and close up,superb.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 6:26 AM

A great crop, Simon, but is this a trick question? It's most definitely a '@#$%^', but that seems too easy. Carol

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Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 6:40 AM

Its another of those wild, party animals, they get everywhere. Well they do today. Like this one very much Simon, another different approach to a shot.

Andy

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Caziwinkles
30 Jan 2014 - 7:13 AM

Superb close up of this horse in his stripy jimjams eating his brekkie. Smile

Carol

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty Plus Member 2pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 7:22 AM

Great crop Simon if this gorgeous animal. Glad yesterday's ordeal is over for you Grin
Patty

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 7:38 AM

Great shot of the front half of a road safety pantomine horse, Simon!Smile
Glad the 'official' business is sorted out.
Regards,
Richard

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114322 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 8:23 AM

Looks like the road service have been out with their paint brushes again WinkGrinGrin


We don't `collude'...we just get shamed into agreeing!!!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
30 Jan 2014 - 8:25 AM

Fine close up Simon, nice detail,
Fred.

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viscostatic
30 Jan 2014 - 8:36 AM

An interesting number of flies on that nose Simon.

Phil.

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30 Jan 2014 - 9:11 AM

Fabulous close up Simon and a more pleasant lunch for the likes of me, your carnivorous lunches are fabulously caught but sometimes alittle gruesome for me TongueWinkGrin

Kathryn

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30 Jan 2014 - 9:12 AM


Quote: An interesting number of flies on that nose Simon.

Phil.

Those are ticks Phil......lunch for an oxpecker if Simon can find one

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30 Jan 2014 - 11:59 AM

Great image,

Ali

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 1:34 PM

Well Simon,you may have everyone else fooled but you cant fool me.
It is you playing your part as the pantomime zebra !!
Your are very sensible playing the front part too.
No way would I be the back part.
It is far too close for comfort to be that close to the front parts behind !!
Mick.

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mikbee
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30 Jan 2014 - 1:36 PM

And I have just noticed that Richard has it right too !!

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leontari
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30 Jan 2014 - 5:53 PM

Great close up and angle Simon!
Effrossini

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dark_lord Critique Team 111577 forum postsdark_lord vcard England183 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 8:46 PM

Glad you got your stay sorted. Perhaps the official decided you could stay when you told him you need to take more Lunch images Wink
As those are ticks, this is a double Lunch image, then.
It's a type of stripey horse, but which one I couldn't say Smile. It seems we don't care here in the UK, we call it 'beef'. Have to get a lunch type comment in don't I? Grin

Keith

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30 Jan 2014 - 9:17 PM

Mick has the correct answer Simon it is you as the front end of the pantomime zebra! To get extra points it is your old mate Dodsey (Nathan) who is the back end!Grin

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30 Jan 2014 - 10:03 PM

Apart from the obvious Simon I give up. Great shot. Cathy

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Chinga
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2 Feb 2014 - 9:58 AM

Marvelous capture! GrinGrinGrin
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