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Lunch 53

By SimonFletch  
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..!


Tags: Male Lunch Eating Wildlife and nature Nairobi National Park Purple Grenadier

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27 Jan 2014 4:21AM
Whatever he has in his beak, Simon, he is quite intent on holding on to.

ukgubbi 9 5 India
27 Jan 2014 4:37AM
This is a bird with vivid plumage. Like the eye contact in v2. Lovely lunch
Bantu 8 7 1 India
27 Jan 2014 5:41AM
Colourful capture,youd a lot of hardwork for capture,beautiful.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
27 Jan 2014 6:29AM
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
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 6:36AM
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.

Andysnapper 13 109 25 England
27 Jan 2014 6:36AM
Another excellent shot Simon and another excellent and amusing write up.

27 Jan 2014 6:55AM
Outstanding set of images, Simon.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
27 Jan 2014 6:56AM
Painting by numbers? WinkGrin
cardikit Junior Member 8 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 7:15AM
Great shots Simon - a very colourful bird. V3 looks like he has been caught in the act! Smile

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 7:57AM
A beautiful little bird Simon photographed so well in its habitat.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 8:00AM
he really is tucking in ....
good luck with your paperwork!
Mike_Young 15 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 8:28AM
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.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
27 Jan 2014 8:40AM
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.
jdinne 18 16 England
27 Jan 2014 9:10AM
Excellent Simon, you did well here.

27 Jan 2014 9:32AM
Stunning colours a wonderful photo Simon V 1 my fav love all the interesting info too have a good day too Patty GrinGrin
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
27 Jan 2014 9:47AM
Excellent shots of this lovely colourful bird Simon. What a smart creature it is. V3 for me please.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
27 Jan 2014 10:04AM
Excellent spottings of a very colourful bird ! V3 is my favourite.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 12:37PM
A beautiful set of images of this very pretty bird,

Ali GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 2:30PM
Going with the 'mob' here Simon..with V3
but a good captured set
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
27 Jan 2014 2:32PM
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 !!
27 Jan 2014 2:36PM
A wonderful set Simon. V3 for me also GrinGrin

27 Jan 2014 4:22PM
Three beauties, Simon!
I love the look you're getting in V2.

27 Jan 2014 4:51PM
Beautiful poses of this delicate bird excellent captured, Simon!
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 6:08PM
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 ??
27 Jan 2014 8:42PM
What a lovely bird Simon. Lovely shots. Cathy
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
27 Jan 2014 9:30PM
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
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
30 Jan 2014 10:52PM
A late comment but it's taken a while to catch up Smile.
A fine set. Those are really vivid colours.

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