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Thanks for your votes and comments on Lunch 12, especially the amusing ones Smile

Lunch 13 is of a Grey-headed Kingfisher, taking off from a thorny bush in Tsavo East, Kenya's largest game park. Unlike most Kingfishers, this one is not aquatic and feeds on insects (like the one in this ones beak). It migrates at night and many are killed by flying into buildings & powerlines...Sad

When this image was taken, we were staying in a camp beside the mighty Galana River and my biggest memory is of giant moths, literally hundreds of them, fighting to get into my pint of 'Tusker'. A saucer, placed on top of the glass was pushed off by these brutes. I have one, in a cigar tin, as a souvenir. If anyone would like to see it, let me have your name, address and postage costs!

All in the interest of science...Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM +2.0x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Dec 2011 - 4:08 PM
Focal Length:600mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/8.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lunch 13
Username:SimonFletch SimonFletch
Uploaded:12 Dec 2013 - 2:34 AM
Tags:Bird, Flying, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Kenya, Kingfisher, Lunch, Tsavo east, Wildlife / nature
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 2:58 AM

This is an amazing photo and capture, Simon. Great shot!!!! And, what colorful bird.

Thanks for the narrative.

Peter

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781969
781969 e2 Member 1781969 vcard India
12 Dec 2013 - 3:08 AM

Simon,you always made my day beautiful,superb.

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
12 Dec 2013 - 5:14 AM

Wonderful write up to go with this super image Grin

Lynette Grin

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
12 Dec 2013 - 5:30 AM

This lunch is delicious. Lovely.

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iosatel
iosatel  1 Belgium
12 Dec 2013 - 6:14 AM

Amazing colours, great moment (as always)!

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Myed
Myed e2 Member 2Myed vcard
12 Dec 2013 - 6:18 AM

excellent capture, a wow bird!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 6:33 AM

A great shot and another interesting (and amusing) write up.

Andy

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 10:41 AM

Really incredible image
well timed
lillian

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 10:49 AM

A splendid well-timed capture
Ju

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 10:54 AM

Great image

Ali Smile

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 10:58 AM

Awesome photographic skill Simon.

Regards

Trev.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 2:29 PM

A well detailed shot Simon.
And may I have your moth ?
My wife hates them and runs out the house if one is indoors.
She says she will not come back in until I have got rid of it !!
I have no money to pay for the postage cost however,
but I do have a nice collection of rusty washers though !!
Mick.

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 3:40 PM

Smile Smile Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 6:30 PM

An interesting foreword and a stunning capture Simon.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 7:07 PM

A cracking shot of this brightly coloured little bird taking off with its meal, you've timed this one to perfection. I think the Big O, epzer AdeOsman will be very interested in that moth of yours with him being epz's moth expert, I doubt he'd pay you anything though he's as tight as Mikbee with his money!WinkGrin

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
12 Dec 2013 - 8:06 PM

Great shot Simon but I will definitely 'pass' on the moth and postage come to that. Cathy

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
12 Dec 2013 - 8:29 PM

A brilliant capture Simon. Perfect timing.
Effrossini

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Mike_Young
Mike_Young e2 Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2013 - 11:35 AM

Well timed capture of the lovely bird Simon...Cracker!

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2013 - 4:00 PM

Great capture of this beautiful bird Simon think Mick needs that moth though.
Rob

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101507 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2013 - 8:45 PM

With that bright red beak and blue wings it just looks like a cartoon bird Grin
Well captured.

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viscostatic
viscostatic e2 Member 8viscostatic vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 7:57 AM

A beautiful and quirky looking bird. Interesting information too Simon. I will avoid Africa and the moths.

Phil.

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