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Hello everyone and thank you for all your Votes and Comments on 'Lunch 102 - Henny Pitchforkfeet (aka The Purple Swamphen)', but I think Andrew's moniker much better suits this bird, with the size 19 feet and 'fingernails-to-die-for'...! It certainly couldn't be accused of starting 'foot 'n' mouth', it would never get its foot into its mouth...! No problem, Annette, you can certainly hire out HP to sort out your veggie patch, but your neighbours might think you'd discovered the long-lost Yetti, when they see the footprints...!

Well worth repeating "Mick's Quip", in response to Diane's starting a craze for 'Fish Shop jokes': "... I recall being in a chippie and a group of neds put their heads round the door. They asked the guy if he had plenty chips and he said he had loads. One of them replied,''it saves you right for making too many then'' !!" Oh, dear me, that got me going. No doubt many will recall Lynne Joyce's wheeze, which started GAS (the Garbage Appreciation Society), with 5 members uploading "Been There, Dumped That" images? Well.....
Where does Lynne Joyce put her Fish Shop wrappers?
In the Whaleie Bin...!

Today's 'Lunch'

Attempting to keep the 'fish supper' as the theme, today's offering is of a Goliath Heron, spotted in Lake Baringo, way up in Kenya's Great Rift Valley. I bought the fish from a fisherman in a bamboo boat, paddling along, using what looked like table tennis bats (I'll upload an image, one day). Unlike the fish we threw for Fish Eagles to fly down and collect, we were unable to stuff this one with a shaft of bamboo to keep it afloat - Herons swallow the fish whole, whereas an Eagle tears it to bits.

Having coasted our boat as near as we dare, I ensured the Goliath Heron saw that we bore no ill-intent, by waving the fish around, like a demented banshee. Then threw it into the lake, within striking distance, giving the bird time to retrieve it before it sank. I was quite pleased with the results and got some good images for the cost of the fish (about 35p)...

Have a Turbot-charged Thursday, everyone ...!

Simon

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jan 2009 - 4:13 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Lunch 103
Username:SimonFletch SimonFletch
Uploaded:8 May 2014 - 5:41 AM
Tags:Eating, Fish, Goliath heron, Heron, Kenya, Lake Baringo, Lunch, Wildlife / nature
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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 5:44 AM

This is an AMAZING shot.
-=\Walter

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
8 May 2014 - 6:52 AM

Amazing wingspan on this Goliath Heron Simon...beautiful plumage colouring and detail. Smile Visions of you as a 'demented banshee' made me smile! Smile John

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 6:53 AM

Good job it was the fish you were waving about!!!! WinkGrinGrinGrinBlushBlush

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

One excellent capture Simon, great timing,
Fred.

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bobpaige1
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8 May 2014 - 7:19 AM

Superb capture Simon,great timing.

Bob.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 7:51 AM

Your bribery worked a treat with this one Simon, a magnificent photograph. I was hoping to get some shots of the Calpé Flamingoes his trip but every time I have the camera kit with me they hide at the farthest, most inaccessible part of Las Salinas!

Re your question, because we have a very civilised chippy in Shipley that does gluten free fish and chips and it has tables & chairs, plates, knives and forks, we sit in there - no papers involved! Posh eh?

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 8 May 2014 - 7:52 AM

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 8:08 AM

whoah!!!!!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 8:13 AM

The fast shutter has frozen this action so well, Simon.
R.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 8:21 AM

Very well caught Simon, a magnificent bird.

I often go to the chippie on my motorpike and sidecarp and I'm not kodding as the plaice is miles away. GrinGrinGrin

Andy

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 8:50 AM

A wonderful display on both fronts Simon. Great photography...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 9:15 AM

Wonderful action shot here Simon, thank you so much for the award, so kind, and sorry I didnt feature in the shot!
We have a fish and chippy here that sells gluten free fish batter and tables and table clothes knives and forks etc, but this looks so much more exciting. GrinGrin
Have a great day Patty GrinGrinGrin

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 12:17 PM

oh wow this is wonderful and what a wingspan too

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AlexAppleby
8 May 2014 - 12:20 PM

Nice shot - impressive bird! Worth 35p any day!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 1:36 PM

A fine shot Simon with the full wing span here.
And I still say a fish supper tastes better out of the paper.
It just ruins the flavour putting it on a plate !!
Mick.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 2:46 PM

Terrific capture Simon. Beautifully exposed, timed and presented. I love the water colour and movement.!!!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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GeorgePlatis
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8 May 2014 - 2:55 PM

Cracking shot ! Excellent presentation, Simon!
George

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 3:22 PM

Magnificent shot Simon colours and detail spot on all this crack about fish suppers and fish and chips making me hungary could be the chip shop tonight Wink
Rob

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 3:53 PM

Well timed and you did so well to get that terrific wing spanSmile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 7:25 PM

Amazing image what a huge wing span,

Ali SmileSmileSmile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 9:00 PM

What a poser Simon, the bird not you! It has a really impressive wingspan and is very aptly named

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8 May 2014 - 9:33 PM

Super shot Simon. Well worth 35p - you big spender! Cathy

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kathrynlouise
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8 May 2014 - 9:38 PM

Fabulous capture Simon. A well impressive wing span Grin Grin

Kathryn

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2014 - 9:58 PM

An outstanding image, Simon. Perfectly presented. Great frame filler.
Congrats on your well deserved UAs.

Fred

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Lillian
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8 May 2014 - 10:38 PM

Brilliant shot Simon, and timing as well
LIllian

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dark_lord
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9 May 2014 - 8:37 PM


Quote: we have a very civilised chippy in Shipley that does gluten free fish and chips and it has tables & chairs, plates, knives and forks

How very posh!
Not one for Simon then, waving a fish about and throwing it around Grin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 3:52 PM

Oh what a timing, perfect wing position and all in it!!

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viscostatic
20 May 2014 - 7:39 PM

That is a big bird Simon.

Phil.

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