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Well, some of you wags certainly filled your boots on my upload of 'Lunch 52 - Edu', on Silly Sunday Smile
Rob obviously thinks Edu looks skinny and should be fed more. Just remember when you were 26, Rob (100 years ago Wink) and had empty legs - you should see how much that guy can put away..!
It's not so much 'stop the Jeep', CarolG, as 'turn the Jeep around', because Lunch is always on the wrong side of a narrow track - and a 30 point turn ensues. After the shoot, we are then facing in the wrong direction..!
Barbara (and others, who have been noted..!) feels sorry for Edu, having to put up with me all day - but you are right, he's calling over on Tuesday, to take us to the Government offices, to get our visas renewed (prayers, please!) - and will be making a bee-line for my computer, to have his day of fame & read your comments..! So Thank You, Alex, for enquiring if he gets a bonus for spotting each Lunch image - that one's going to cause me some real grief.. Wink
Some of you were concerned about what Edu had stuck in his mouth - "witchetty grub", "albino snake snack" and a "whistle" were featured - I think some of you have very vivid imaginations..! At least Nezih, who is old and wise, ( like me Smile ), was thankful the banana was not the full size 'Del Monte' version..!
Ed (not to be confused with Edu..!), our silver tongued EPZ Wordsmith, had a lot to say for himself. Nothing unusual there, then.. his Comment was longer than any of my narratives..! He went on and on about Jeeves & Wooster, Crocodiles, Lions, Rhino & Buffalo - and Golf (waste of a good walk, Ed) - and then said I was barmy..!
Keith, I have the feeling that Edu could indeed sort out a whole lot of things that are wrong with the world, including the FA - couldn't we all, at that age?
Thank you for all your humour, I loved every single Comment (except Ed's, of course Wink - Oh, and that Alex is really in trouble, now she's cost me £££'s Sad Wink ).

Today's 'Lunch'
The male Purple Grenadier is a 5" long Waxbill, who lives in thickets and bushes. It is extremely difficult to get a clean image of him, due to his habitat, but I did my best, although I am disappointed that he was so deep into some open grasses - which is what he was enjoying for Lunch.
V2: Notice the shape of his lower mandible - ideal for stripping grasses of their seeds.
V3: Is to show a little of his back, which is grey.

Have a Magnificent Monday..!

Simon

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jan 2014 - 7:38 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:3200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lunch 53
Username:SimonFletch SimonFletch
Uploaded:27 Jan 2014 - 3:40 AM
Tags:Eating, Lunch, Male, Nairobi National Park, Purple Grenadier, Wildlife / nature
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 4:21 AM

Whatever he has in his beak, Simon, he is quite intent on holding on to.

Peter

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
27 Jan 2014 - 4:37 AM

This is a bird with vivid plumage. Like the eye contact in v2. Lovely lunch

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781969
781969  1 India
27 Jan 2014 - 5:41 AM

Colourful capture,youd a lot of hardwork for capture,beautiful.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 6:29 AM

What a cute fella, Simon, but come on, no excuses for getting shots with a lot of unwanted grass stems in them, you should have brought his favourite titbit with you and lured him out into the open first Smile Carol

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 6:36 AM

A very hard image to get right in the camera.
The bird is Sharp and a great D.O.F.
I do like the colours.

A image you work hard on to get right in the camera.
Well done.

Dave

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 6:36 AM

Another excellent shot Simon and another excellent and amusing write up.

Andy

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 - 6:55 AM

Outstanding set of images, Simon.
Fred

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cats_123 e2 Member 104250 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 6:56 AM

Painting by numbers? WinkGrin

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Caziwinkles
27 Jan 2014 - 7:15 AM

Great shots Simon - a very colourful bird. V3 looks like he has been caught in the act! Smile

Carol

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viscostatic
27 Jan 2014 - 7:57 AM

A beautiful little bird Simon photographed so well in its habitat.

Phil.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 8:00 AM

he really is tucking in ....
good luck with your paperwork!

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Mike_Young
Mike_Young e2 Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 8:28 AM

Three brilliant captures of this lovely little bird, I like the natural depiction, which includes the grasses, not an easy bird to photograph due to size and habitat.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 8:40 AM

While tucking in the grub, he seems to have the impression that he's being watched by you Simon. Those seedlings must be his favourite food as his colours indicate. Fabulous shots, mate.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
27 Jan 2014 - 9:10 AM

Excellent Simon, you did well here.

John

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 9:32 AM

Stunning colours a wonderful photo Simon V 1 my fav love all the interesting info too have a good day too Patty GrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 9:47 AM

Excellent shots of this lovely colourful bird Simon. What a smart creature it is. V3 for me please.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
27 Jan 2014 - 10:04 AM

Excellent spottings of a very colourful bird ! V3 is my favourite.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 12:37 PM

A beautiful set of images of this very pretty bird,

Ali GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 2:30 PM

Going with the 'mob' here Simon..with V3
but a good captured set
Lillian

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 2:32 PM

A fine colourful set Simon.
And I am not religious so do not believe in the power of prayers to get what you want.
I find a backhander of a wad of cash usually does the trick for me !!
Mick.

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kathrynlouise
27 Jan 2014 - 2:36 PM

A wonderful set Simon. V3 for me also GrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 4:22 PM

Three beauties, Simon!
I love the look you're getting in V2.

Richard

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 4:51 PM

Beautiful poses of this delicate bird excellent captured, Simon!
Regards,
George

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bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 6:08 PM

Three superb captures Simon love the colour of this one, you must be running out of lunches now old chap Wink or are going to try for the hundred ??
RobWink

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Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 - 8:42 PM

What a lovely bird Simon. Lovely shots. Cathy

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27 Jan 2014 - 9:30 PM

A most unusual little beauty Simon, it looks like he gave you the run around flitting about in that long grass! I like the purple patches on his plumage and the red ring around his beady red eye. Good luck for tomorrow fella regarding the visa renewal, time to get the prayer mat out and don't forget the brown paper envelope stuffed full of Kenyan shilings!WinkGrin

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30 Jan 2014 - 10:52 PM

A late comment but it's taken a while to catch up Smile.
A fine set. Those are really vivid colours.
Keith

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