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Red Bishop (male).
Please excuse me, another quick visit to EPZ, no news yet from the HC but I will keep you posted when I again get mail from them.
In the meantime I was lucky enough to be able to record the mating antics of the Red Bishop and hope you enjoy this cute small bird in action. They are common but not easy to capture as they tend to hide deep in a reed bed. As you can see, when the female approaches, the colourful male goes crazy with excitement, swiftly moving up and down a Reed and puffing out his chest to try and capture the females attention. Sometimes falling off the reed and bouncing up and down with delight as she gets within a meter of his pre prepared nest built deep in the reeds, measures just over 100mm , 4” I think, comical and interesting to see, such an honour to get these images. Apart from sinking in the swamp and creeping slowly, the perfect place for Mozambique spiting Cobra’s to hide and to lose your camera. I had fun to Capture these image so I hope you enjoy…. I have included the female...
Kind Regards to you all, I will be back soon….John
Action on my Pass port below, after my application was made close to six months ago
Please refer to the passport applications listed above, currently under process in our Pretoria office.
Initial assessment have been made on this application. You are now required to attend an interview at the British High Commission,
Your interview has been booked for: 09 December 2013 – 11.00 a.m.

Our physical address is:

RPPC British Consulate
Liberty Life Buildings
256 Glyn Street
Pretoria
0083
looks like I am still stuck here and xmas at my Salvation army is not something I look forward to, but let me wish you all a super Xmas as I may not have the chance for another upload. Look after yourselves.
Kind regards...John

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Date Taken:18 Nov 2013 - 8:49 AM
Exposure Comp:0.0
Title:Red Bishop (male)
Username:johnke johnke
Uploaded:4 Dec 2013 - 6:38 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:45
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 6:45 PM

Love the bird in V10................hope everything goes to plan for you.........GrinGrinGrin

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franken
franken e2 Member 123130 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 6:46 PM

A truly amazing set here!

Ken

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kathrynlouise
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4 Dec 2013 - 6:56 PM

A fabulous set John. Fingers crossed everything sorted and you have a better start to 2014.

Kathryn

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GeorgePlatis
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4 Dec 2013 - 7:08 PM

Wonderful images, John !
George

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101475 forum postsdark_lord vcard England130 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 7:20 PM

Some lovely shots there.

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DonMc
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4 Dec 2013 - 7:43 PM

A super set of images John!
Don

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 7:57 PM

Not a favourite, each and all are superb. Wish you all the best, John.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 - 8:15 PM

Lovely shots John. Have a great Christmas. So nice to catch up with you. Take care. Cathy

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4 Dec 2013 - 8:27 PM

What a cracking set of shots of this colourful bird, we've been really spoiled by the quality of this splendid selection. I hope all goes well for you, Ed

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 8:50 PM

A brilliant collection of images, I hope you are able to have some enjoyment over the festive season John, take care things will work out for you, SmileSmile

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Ali GrinGrin

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2185 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 9:45 PM

Great to hear from you and I do hope that all will go well for youSmile
NettaSmile

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2013 - 9:52 PM

Great to see these excellent images, John!
Hope things are resolved soon.
Regards,
Richard

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SUE118
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4 Dec 2013 - 9:55 PM

10 super captures and all the best for Christmas. Sue x

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 6:07 AM

Your situation seems quite incredible, John, my heart goes out to you. A wonderful set of images, and I do hope that life will get back on an even keel for you before the end of the year, fingers, toes and everything crossed for you. Carol

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LynneJoyce
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5 Dec 2013 - 4:02 PM

Typical male making himself look big and shouting his mouth off! A lovely Avian action sees.

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myrab
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8 Dec 2013 - 6:31 PM

Lovely images good luck and happy Christmas.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 4:03 PM

Hi John, so glad that you have managed to get some shots posted, we've missed your work and these are all stunning.
I'm sorry to hear that your troubles have continued but it does look like things may be on the up, you'll be back here before you know it. Cheers mate.

Andy

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2013 - 3:04 PM

Late to comment on this set. Great images with fine detail John
Merry Christmas & hope your troubles get resolved soon

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