Thank you all, for your interesting, informative and inimitable Comments (and Votes) for yesterday's 'Lunch - The Marabou Stork'. My very special Thank You goes to Lillian, for her highly treasured User Award.
Yes, Alex, Lunch is a great topic and I really love to see others 'imbibing' in this most satisfying practice. There was a good one by Ed, a couple of days ago - and do let me know if I've missed any others.
What's all this, about some of you 'warning' me about Lynne? A "terrifying proposition", Ed...? I thought Lynne's Comment yesterday was truly enthralling, nothing to worry me there. All she said was "Ah, I've sussed where you live now so you are no longer safe" - doesn't worry me, Lynne, come over any time, you'll be made very welcome. Just make sure you're wearing your makeup. Don't want you scaring the natives
Many of you seemed to like Lynne's "avian doppelgänger", with Jeff thinking it was a "supermodel" (You could be in with a chance there, Lynne - he's very rich & his eyesight is obviously poor - but his sense of humour is awful..!). Ali says "I think he is rather handsome"... Alex says "I love maribou storks"... Rob admits that it's a "good looking bird" ...have you all gone completely bonkers?
At least Phil saved the day "A bit like myself prettier from a distance". You and me, both, mate. I've got a face that frightens small children...!
A Crowned Plover, pecking away at tiny insects in the grass. All of a sudden, he dashes across the ground and thrusts his head fully into the roots, at a 90 degree angle - it looks hilarious and I hope my V2 shows this to advantage. The other versions are simply to show his gangly walk and his 'Monk haircut'..! The Crowned Plover (or Crowned Lapwing, as it's sometimes known) is a bird with a total length of 12" (30cm), lives in pairs or groups. Nests are made on the ground (thank goodness for that, CarolG..?!) and anyone walking close, will flush the birds - and encounter a dive-bombing session...!
Have a Thundering Good Thursday, everyone...!
PS: STOP PRESS!! Mike and Ed have both got great Lunch images today..!! Ed's is more For Lunch, though
I also found one from Dave (ugly), which is an absolute stunner..!
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1D Mark IV |
|Lens:||EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||25 Jan 2014 - 11:55 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|