You mad lot ...! CarolC, with 'Horse in his stripy jimjams' --- Jeff's 'The road service have been out with their paint brushes' --- 'Pantomime Horse', indeed - my old 'muckers', Richard, Mick, Ed and Keith went to town on that one. Keith, you can be so politically insensitive at times "here in the UK, we call it beef" - and I bet there will be someone who asks if the meat is already striped, or do you still have to put it on the barbeque ...?! If I were ever to play the front end of a striped Pantomime Horse, I know who I'd like to play the rear end, Ed - but you can have your extra points, for the guess
Of course, I should have guessed that, despite my request, there would be the Law of Sod and someone would spoil it, for those yet to comment. No matter, a good wheeze was had - and that's always my intention
My 'subject' was the many Ticks on the Zebra's nose. Ticks are the bane of most wild animals, some domestic ones, too. They have 8 legs and are related to spiders. Their pincers dig into their 'prey' and I recall my Father removing our dogs ticks, using tweezers, gently pulling, until each Tick released its grip. The wildlife of Africa have no such 'nurse', other than a bird - or rubbing against a tree, or scratching with claw or hoof. Ticks carry a multitude of bacterias, viruses and toxins and our poor Zebra would have been suffering, somewhat.
As promised, the third upload in the series of The Black-shouldered Kite. There is a mixture of 'gore' and comedy, as follows:
V1: Tucked up with its prey, high in a tree and surrounded by branches, getting images was difficult.
V2: The Kite had been ripping fur off its prey and looked comical.
V3: The Kite's hooked beak, ripping flesh from its prey.
V4: A blood covered beak and the tongue hanging out, as if to say Yuk..!
Have a Perfect POETS Day, everyone..! No upload from me tomorrow, it's Game Park Day
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1D Mark IV |
|Lens:||EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||18 Jan 2014 - 7:51 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|