Thank you kindly, for your comments (and votes) on yesterday's 'Lunch - The Bronze Mannikin'. I see it was a case of 'Handbags at 3 paces' from Lynne. I'm not taking you on, Lynne - I know yours is full of dumbbells...!
Many seemed to like the image showing the 'rear end' of the bird - and Alex (no need to apologise, Alex - you set off a lot of other troublemakers, without whom, I wouldn't have any material, to get my teeth into, as Rob so aptly puts it..!), where was I, oh yes, Alex, suggested that every upload should have a 'bum shot' in it. You're just trying to get me thrown off epz, aren't you? Anyway, most of my images are 'bum shots'..!! Although Mick didn't approve of the 'bum shot' - he prefers his, in little pink shorts..!
CarolG has high hopes of an upload of me climbing a tree, to inspect birds nests and verify the colour and quantities of eggs. If you'd like to hop on a 'plane and come and give me a leg-up, I'm game, if you are, Carol. Let's just say, it would need to be a tree with a trunk of at least a foot thick...!
Down at the dam, in Nairobi National Park, congregate a very large number of Marabou Storks, amongst a number of other species. Looking like old men, who have forgotten to take the coat-hanger out of their shabby raincoats, before putting them on, they shuffle around and are not in the least bit photogenic. That is, until they fly - a most magnificent sight..! Their large wings enable them to soar up on the thermals and watching them is quite breathtaking. They have an inflateable pink air sac in front of the neck and a smaller one on the hindneck. A predator bird, it feeds from carrion and human rubbish. It also catches small fish and reptiles. I have a couple of uploads in store and today's two versions, I hope, shows this strange looking bird's plumage and features off, while having a spot of Lunch.
Have a Wonderous Wednesday, everyone..!
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1D Mark IV |
|Lens:||EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||1 Feb 2014 - 4:43 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|