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The weather has been awful today, hammering it down with rain all the time, then this evening we had thunder and lightning which actually rattled the ornaments on the mantle.
My eldest sons girlfriend called him in a panic as it was raining that hard it had risen above the kerb in the street and was now lapping at the bottom step to their front door. He donned his gear and shot off to give them a hand to try and stop it entering the house. Luckily the rain subsided and the drains managed to finally do as they were designed.
I did have visions of him sitting on the top step as if it were a throne ordering the water to retreat like King Canute, we all know what happened there though, glug, glug, glug.
Shortly after he left, my son that is not King Canute the heavens opened again over our house, the rainfall lasted around five minutes and managed to fill the garden to a depth of around two inches all over in that time, now that's some water. Even with all this rain I bet it won't be long before the hosepipe bans appear again.

Today's upload is another from London Zoo.
I love Meerkats and had never actually seen one in the flesh, or fur should I say. I couldn't believe my luck when this female went into the classic stance for me, OK so it wasn't for me personally, but I like to think she sensed I hadn't seen one of her kind before and decided to pose for me.
I have seen a lot of other photographs of Meerkats posing like this, but I was really pleased to get one for myself.

I hope you like it, thanks for looking and for any comments.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jul 2011 - 12:06 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Not Sergei
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:28 Jun 2012 - 9:39 PM
Tags:Animal, London, Meerkat, Wildlife / nature, Zoo
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Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
28 Jun 2012 - 9:52 PM

Like these Andy, excellent pose captured,

AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 10:22 PM

She's a chubby little thing - I love meercats too. Awful about all that rain... when will it stop!!

mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 12:05 AM

I love this rain Andy.
My wife can't send me out to do any gardening !!

CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 5:28 AM

Such enchanting little creatures, Andy, a super capture. Rain? What is rain? Haven't seen any for over two months now Grin Carol

KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84254 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 7:33 AM

Lol! Well caught.

I've been watching the drama (the floods not Canute!) on the news - I am stunned at the sight, it is so widespread.

pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 9:17 AM

good picture

nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 12:01 PM

Great mono capture, I love the clarity and sharpness of it! Fascinating animals!

helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 8:29 PM

We certainly have had some amazing rain recently Andy - well captured here SmileSmile

Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2012 - 8:46 PM

She's posing beautifully for you Andy, a fine shot indeed

fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2012 - 7:58 AM

They are just so photogenic Wink


Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2012 - 4:37 AM

Great shot of a cute little fellow.

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