By Herge88
And this is the smug self satisfied look when I was about to turn and leave, but I made sure I got one more shot in before I went.

Thanks for your time and comments.


Tags: Wildlife Bird Ostrich Pets and captive animals Smug Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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Knew it was you as soon as I saw it. Well not you as such. LOL Perfectly caught expression. Nice one as always Matt. Clive

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23 Jul 2007 8:49PM

phototime 11 8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 8:50PM
Another excellent shot,lovely detail.

23 Jul 2007 8:57PM
This one looks a bit of a character Matt,
23 Jul 2007 8:59PM
nice framing!!
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 9:08PM
Well composed, excellent image!

janty66 9 3 England
23 Jul 2007 9:10PM
Another great shot, love his smile..
Topo 10 England
23 Jul 2007 9:16PM
What a great expression ! wonder what he's on - great image, great detail, great smile (him & me)
Thanks, Mandi
Blenkinsopp 11 320 4 England
23 Jul 2007 9:28PM
What an expression!
- great capture
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 9:32PM
Fabulous picture, would go well as a guardian of any gate (paired with yesterday's) like a heraldic beast in an Alice-in-Wonderland fashion.
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
23 Jul 2007 9:36PM
That is a fabulous expression. Brilliant shot.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
23 Jul 2007 10:48PM
Still the mouth Matt.What a great ''smile''
sparklep 10 146 1
23 Jul 2007 11:23PM
Fantastic shot really made me laugh,
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
23 Jul 2007 11:26PM
That is hilarious Matt.
The look is just priceless.
A great capture.
imagio 10 12 1 England
24 Jul 2007 1:34AM
Superb this one Matt he has a big grin on his face..

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
24 Jul 2007 2:55AM
He looks like he ate something he really liked--- The best!!!

MandsH 10 England
24 Jul 2007 8:23AM
Excellent detail, just love the wonderful eyelashes
Nettles 10 England
24 Jul 2007 9:36AM
What a look you have captured here LOL.
Looks a bit like the cat that got the cream.
Super shot.
astyag 9 12
24 Jul 2007 9:48AM
Plenty of expressions. as if it is so sirious about posing in front of the camera
Richsr 10 91 223 England
24 Jul 2007 10:54AM
This made me smile - nice details and what an expression. Well captured.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
24 Jul 2007 11:17AM

Quote:smug self satisfied

Exactly the thought that came into my mind, before I even read ur narrative, Matt! Smile

Made me smile too - - wish this was #30 - - but really happy to get you to within one for a well-deserved RC Smile


Fran x
Libby_M 10 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 2:31PM
great shot
details and colours great
well taken
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 3:12PM
superb - the expression pose and posture.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1658 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 3:38PM
Best laugh so far since we got back, and with the ironing I've just done I needed a laugh...! Thanks!
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
24 Jul 2007 3:43PM
Would you look at that grin !

Well caught.

SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 4:29PM
Two brilliant shots.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
24 Jul 2007 5:29PM
What a great smile.Super shot.
JudeC 10 6 3 England
24 Jul 2007 6:17PM
Love the expression on its face - great shot - JudeC
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 6:56PM
The Mona Ostrich! Both my husband and I laughed at this Matt..fabulous shot.
24 Jul 2007 8:16PM
Love the expression.

John Smile
fatmod 10 22 England
24 Jul 2007 8:27PM
what an expression,brilliant
24 Jul 2007 9:39PM
hahahah lovely smile... excellent..!!!

Nikki Smile
firzhugh 12 13 New Zealand
24 Jul 2007 10:06PM
this is brilliant. gorgeous smile Smile
csr 9 3 England
24 Jul 2007 10:26PM
Great shot he looks happy
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 8:28AM
Lovely smile, great shot. Smile
Barbaraj 10 450 England
25 Jul 2007 9:06AM
So smug, like he had seen you off.
S_Boulding 10 72 England
25 Jul 2007 9:06AM
gotta love that face, saw some ostrich's yesterday lol, so funny to watch.
jaspernina 10 1.0k Wales
25 Jul 2007 10:52AM
This one made me smile, well done.

Cabit 10 104 England
25 Jul 2007 11:34AM
Magic, just magic.
25 Jul 2007 12:27PM
Brilliant expression, very well captured. I think I prefer this one to yesterday's shot. helen x
chensuriashi Plus
10 258 17 England
25 Jul 2007 7:11PM
Hi Matt great shot with the best DOF you can get, this road runner is saying catch me if you can, and I was pleased to be...
Your Lucky Number 50...

Cheers Chen.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
25 Jul 2007 8:12PM
This is wonderful! What a face....
Goggz 10 2.3k 72 Wales
25 Jul 2007 9:02PM
Hehe. Smug indeed! Well done Matt, nice shot!
25 Jul 2007 10:23PM
haha ortriches make me laugh so much, it looks like its giving you the evils. Great picture though. I love it Smile

26 Jul 2007 8:52AM
excellent, love the expression
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
26 Jul 2007 11:29AM
Great expression, he can be a star.
trissie 10 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 6:02PM
A superb image, love the expression.

GeorgeRusky 11 1 4
26 Jul 2007 9:53PM
Hi matt
Expression of her face is really super!
newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2007 5:50AM
what a lovely smile lol superb capture again matt.
Dave87 Plus
10 42 5 England
27 Jul 2007 9:06PM
With over 60 clicks - thank the lord that not everybody thinks that all photographs should be produced in the normal 10x8 (A4) format or the 12x16(A3) format. Sometimes photographs really benefit from this long thin cropping - and this is one of them.

Like this photo very much.

Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
27 Jul 2007 10:42PM
At least it gave you a big smile.
sandrish 13 36 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2007 8:38AM
Brilliant!! Absolutely love it!

chris_taylor Junior Member 12 161 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 2:37PM
Excellent!! the narrow upright framing.
Paul_cats 11 61 22 Scotland
10 Aug 2007 8:17AM
Great expressive shot full of humour. Made me smile.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
16 Sep 2007 1:03AM
Cracking shot, love the supercilious expression that you've captured
Angi_Wallace 9 172 10 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2008 12:42AM
Fantastic capture

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