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There were some stirring Comments on yesterday's 'Lunch - The Olive Baboon', thank you all. Thanks for all your Votes, too - and a very special Thank You to Fred, for the gratefully received User Award. Oh, and commiserations to CarolG, who gracefully endured her views of our Olive Baboons - or "baaabooons", as Keith recalled an American narrator describing them...!

Mick touched on my narrative on Kenya, referring to the violence and corruption, saying "man can be the worst species on Earth". This reminded me of an article I read in the local newspaper this morning, about a disabled woman and her young family being thrown off the land handed down to her by her deceased husband. The law is being changed, but women are not allowed to own land in Kenya - and a rich Mombasa businessman had applied for and received, the documents to the land - and sent his hoodlums round to turf her out of the house she had lived in for over 20 years. I agree with you wholeheartedly, Mick.... Gosh, I'm a bundle of laughs today...Sad

I love all your amusing Comments and Andy made me smile, when he said Monkeys "remind me of many people I have met over the years..." Of course, Jeff's legendary one liners always make me smile "I'm not a vegetarian and I would need my fruit hand-picked by Nigella Lawson". With my luck in life, Jeff, had I been born as one of her triplets, I would have been the one on the bottle..Blush

Today's 'Lunch'
I think that one of the prettiest birds in Kenya is the Egyptian Goose. Usually seen in pairs, who bond for life, they are a very noisy bird, especially when defending their territory. They are so named, because they were sacred to the early Egyptians and appear in many artefacts. Quite a large bird, at 28" (70cm) long, they are a little ungainly in flight and are thus named a Goose, rather than a Duck and, when in flight, their very white wing feathers are exposed.

Have a Wonderous Wednesday, everyone ...!

Simon

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Feb 2014 - 4:50 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lunch 67
Username:SimonFletch SimonFletch
Uploaded:12 Feb 2014 - 2:44 AM
Tags:Eating, Egyptian goose, Lunch, Nairobi National Park, Wildlife / nature
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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2014 - 2:53 AM

Really very good clear shots.
I do like the the little father in the air in V2... Lovely earthy tones on your subject...
Very interesting and realistic narrative. IB

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781969
781969  1 India
12 Feb 2014 - 3:41 AM

Exteremely fine capture and details.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:20 AM

What a pitiful story about the woman and what a silly law , Simon! V2 is my favourite, today. Great pose and capture.

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:56 AM

Two great shots Simon worthy of the lunch series Smile looks like the hundred on the cards only 33 to go old chap Wink
Rob

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 6:10 AM

Two very nice, natural captures of this handsome beast. I love the eye boggling feather patterns on the sides and underside of the bird.

Your story of the sexist laws in Kenya and the horrific tale of the disabled lady being thrown out of her home have made me strike it off my 'must visit' list until this is rectified. It is a bit of a futile, principled stance as I can't afford to visit anyway, but I am good at futile, principled stances. Saudi Arabia and the like are still stinging in the knowledge that I refuse to visit them!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 6:28 AM

So much more pleasing than yesterday's images, Simon Smile Certainly a very elegant and pretty bird, and you have captured some excellent detail in his/her plumage. Carol

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 6:48 AM

I like a bit of goose at xmas GrinGrinGrin V2 looks like he's already wringing his own neck WinkGrinGrin


Fabulous colour and detail Grin

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Mike_Young
12 Feb 2014 - 7:31 AM

They may be an attractive bird Simon, but they make the most awful racket when they open their beaks. We have a growing feral population here in Southern England, I just hope they don't prove to be too successful.

A couple of splendid shots though, like them both

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
12 Feb 2014 - 8:10 AM

Beautiful bird Simon, two fine images with nice detail,
Fred.

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viscostatic
12 Feb 2014 - 8:13 AM

Nice plumage, shame about the face. Great photos though Simon and certainly caught eating lunch.

Phil.

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
12 Feb 2014 - 8:35 AM

Nice set. V1- my fav.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 9:13 AM

Two excellent images of this feeding feathered friend, Simon.
Richard

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 9:15 AM

A splendid Goose Simon. Seen from a distance they sometimes appear quite drab; but ,as this lovely shot shows, they are in fact possesed of some wonderful plumage colours. Great shot Simon.GrinGrinGrinGrin
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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 9:55 AM

Great photos once again Simon, and interesting info about the people in Kenya, how awful that woman cant own land, I am always interested to read about other peoples lives.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 10:03 AM

2 Great images, what a cruel thing to put this lady through,

Ali Smile

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 10:33 AM

Two wonderful shots Simon but V2 for me today GrinGrin
Still shocking that some countries still treat women as second class citizens.

Kathryn

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NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 1:37 PM

I love these fellas, we have a large lake not far from here and there are a couple of breeding pairs, stunning colours.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 2:07 PM

Yes, a shabby way to treat the women Simon.
Food for thought in that one.
Obviously this bird here was treated better by these Egyptians than the women today !!
Mick.

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Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2014 - 3:40 PM

Great images, Simon. v2 is my fave.

Fred

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 4:34 PM

It was well worth having a gander at these two cracking images of this handsome bird, v2 is top notch, the details and colours in the plumage have been perfectly recorded

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:56 PM

Interesting bird and wonderful captures in great detail, Simon!
Regards,
George

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 Feb 2014 - 7:54 PM

V2 is my favourite a great looking bird

Peter

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Holmewood
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12 Feb 2014 - 8:51 PM

Great shots Simon. Such a shame about that lady. Life is so unfair sometimes. Cathy

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101475 forum postsdark_lord vcard England130 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 9:10 PM

The bird looks particularly furtive in V2.
Some really odd laws in Kenya.
Keith

PS Thanks for the UA

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
12 Feb 2014 - 10:29 PM

Excellent plumage detail Simon and lovely warm earth colours. Love them both.
Effrossini

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Lynniesefforts
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13 Feb 2014 - 5:42 AM

Two beauties Simon, a great looking bird. Awful about the lady and her land. Beggars belief!!!

Lunette Grin

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