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Lunch 36

By SimonFletch  
Thank you all for your votes, comments and support for Lunch 35 - The Lioness & Buffalo. It may have puzzled some, as to why there was a comment about an Arum Lily - and some images loaded (now deleted) of an Arum Lily, as 'versions' of a Lioness eating a Buffalo?! Carol (Caziwinkles) has an image of said Lily uploaded to her portfolio, in which I can quite clearly see a couple of errant triangles - but she and a couple of others, could not. After some considerable 'digging', I think I have the answer, which you can view on Carol's upload . If you use Internet Explorer, or your name is Rob, it's worth a look Wink

Back to the matter in hand - 'Lunch' Smile
Nathan (NDODS), was notably in a rush yesterday. Maybe he was being chased by a Lion - or - late for a 'plane Wink
Mick finally came up with a reasonable offer of 10,000 nuts and 10,000 bolts (all rusty, of course) for my moth ( Lunch 13 onwards - yes he does take his time, but I knew he wouldn't hold out on me forever Smile)
Keith (dark-lord) has volunteered for photography duties when my stadium is built (that's good, for I fear we may soon run out of Nathans).
Ed (Glostopcat), having lured Bunbeam back to EPZ with promises of membership(?!), is now trying to palm her off on me (could come in handy, for I may soon run out of both Nathans and Keiths).
Alex (AlexAppleby) had the audacity to critique my image of the Lioness & The Buffalo. Kindly join the queue of Nathans, Keiths and Bunbeams, Alex. Rob (bobsblues) also has his card marked, due to the comment he left on Carol's Arum Lily - and will shortly be joining you.
I knew I could make this EPZ lark turn a profit Wink

Today's 'Lunch'
You all got way too exciteable about the sight of red meat and Lions yesterday, so, in an attempt to restore some order, today's offering is of a Red-bellied Coast Squirrel, photographed in Shimba Hills, which are 'behind' Mombasa, on the coast of Kenya. They are also found in South Africa (Red-bellied Coast Squirrels, not Shimba Hills). They live in trees and thickets, but can be found near habitation and will feed from the hand. They eat berries, seeds and nuts - also bread! A Red-bellied Coast Squirrel grows to around 9" (230mm) body length, with its tail the same again.

Versions 2 & 3 are 'happy snaps', so don't go getting carried away, Alex - they are just for fun, see Wink

Have a Great Day, everyone!


Tags: Lunch Kenya Wildlife and nature Red-bellied Coast Squirrel Shimba Hills

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jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
7 Jan 2014 4:36AM
A great pose in v1 with a great background also


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A classic squirrel pose, Simon. And, as cute as they are, I always loom at squirrels and see tree climbing rats with furry tails.....they eat my vegetables (though not my habanero peppers). And, once in a whole, if they can get in in the winter, squirrels will get into the attic, and bring in nuts, and anything else they can. It sounds like they are dragging hammers around the attic. Not my favorite animal. But then, this photo is not about my feelings.

and, thanks foe your award for my freezing rain photos, Simon. And, I quit e like V2 as a photo as well.

7 Jan 2014 5:20AM
Love V1 simon, a fabulous capture and so cute GrinGrin

Bantu Plus
3 7 1 India
7 Jan 2014 5:28AM
all variants really superb,capture.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
7 Jan 2014 6:01AM
Awsome shots of this beautiful creature, Simon. V2 is my favourite, as it is very exceptional with the fabulous colour contrast. I LOVE it!
P.s. Neither could I see and triangle at the bottom of that beautiful arum lily on my iMac.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
7 Jan 2014 6:30AM
What a little cutie, Simon Smile It's been years since I saw a squirrel, we don't have them here. Carol
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
7 Jan 2014 6:43AM
Excellent shots Simon.
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 7:16AM
Three beauties of this lovable rodent. Smile
Thanks for your perseverance in trying to sort out the mysterious triangles on my image yesterday.
I tried IE11 and Chrome but still couldn't see them. I have someone looking at it on Firefox now. Sad
Maybe I should rename it Bermuda Triangle...! Wink

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 7:22AM
They say that wit is the lowest form of humour. However my friend your humour is far from lower class, it is refreshing, very well intended and strikes many a chord. Thanks for the mention, and thank you for allowing one to view and comment on when possible your quite superb wildlife images Simon. Another three not only beautiful images, but one which have been superbly captured with great colour and pin sharp detail.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 8:35AM
A beautiful little creature enjoying its nuts. Beautiful images Simon.

7 Jan 2014 8:37AM
This is a nice lunch. Fabulous shot. V1 my fav.
Great composition and bokeh in this squirrel image !GrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
7 Jan 2014 8:59AM
A delightful set of images of this cheeky little chap, I like the rich colour of his fur. So the lunchtime saga continues, one wonders how many images you still have squirreled away on your hard drive, I think this series will run and run!Wink
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
7 Jan 2014 9:13AM
A bit of a poser (the triangles and the squirrel Grin). Lovely stance and colour contrast in v2, Simon.

ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
7 Jan 2014 9:36AM
A very cute little guy....great must be my looks very over saturated and the logs and his fur are very purple
Mozzytheboy 6 710 4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 9:52AM
Love the image and the War and Peace description Smile

7 Jan 2014 11:12AM
gorgeous little creatures superbly captured by your good self
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
7 Jan 2014 11:31AM
Interesting to see such a ''pointy'' snout in V1 Simon.
Looks more like an ant eater !!
Dunno how these ant eaters survive anyway ?
They would need to eat as many as the amount of rusty bolts I have for a decent meal !!
Anyway,I love the colour of your squirrels.
A good rusty shade !!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
7 Jan 2014 11:51AM
What a beautiful little creature your squirrel is Simon. I have never had the pleasure of seeing one before. How about exporting a few to us. ????GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 12:01PM
I have to agree with Colleen the wood does appear to have a purple tinge, great images still,

Ali Smile
eagle1955 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 1:04PM
nice looking Squirrel simon we have Squirrels here but ours are the grey ones a brilliant capture v+f
Nice shots. I don't dare say anymore now I'm on the blacklist!!!!
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 5:16PM
A good evening Simon Just managed to get a quick peep on epz at work and find that I'm on the hit list for the lions Sad I suppose that means the wife will inherit all the millions I have squirreled away and she will be able to retire in exotic luxury SmileSmile. Oh well never mind it was wonderfull to see such a glorious squirral shot very well taken old chap SmileSmile
Do take care nowWink
7 Jan 2014 6:28PM
thanks for cheering me up ..
you give me my daily dose of a smile
...and heh ho you take some pretty mean photos as a bonusWink
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 329 England
7 Jan 2014 8:05PM
The wood is purply, but this is in Kenya, so the colour may be correct Wink
Welcome to the lion's den, Ali Grin

Quote:They eat berries, seeds and nuts - also bread

Much the same as the squirrels here, though I discourage them from eating (the grey ones, that is Smile)

8 Jan 2014 1:29AM
Great moments, excellent works!

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