I am pleased you liked 'Lunch 53 - The male Purple Grenadier' - your kind Votes & Comments brought a shaft of sunlight into an old chap's life..! Thanks especially go to both Dave (ugly) and Patty (PentaxPatty), for their highly valued User Awards. A word on both, if I may? Dave, in a PM, sent me a very interesting link to a wildlife photographer's website, whom I now hold in great regard, Bob Brind-Surch. Take a look, if you like wildlife imagery at its best..! And Patty's Awards are always special, because she makes each one individually - a lovely slice of cake..!
That's the pleasantries out of the way... CarolG says I had no excuse for getting grasses in the way of my wee bird and should be carrying its favourite food, to lure it into the open..... In addition to grass seed (which the little beggar was already surrounded with), I guess I should also carry rump steak for the Lions, a pot of honey for the nectar eaters, rats & mice for the predator birds - and you could send me a carton of bugs for the insect eating birds?!
Rob wants to know if I am going to 'go for the 100' Lunches. All depends on my meeting today, with the Kenya Government officianados, to get my visa extended. I think my other EPZ 'wheezers', Ed & Mick have got it about right - sling the prayer mat - visit the hole-in-the-wall - stuff plenty of filthy lucre into a brown envelope - place envelope inside the application form - Job's a good 'un (I hope).
A male Silvery-cheeked Hornbill was one of around a dozen, who visited the tree canopies which our apartment looks down on. It was early-ish one morning and I was still in my jimjams, when I dashed out onto the balcony - just as well we aren't overlooked..! They were making a real din, with their 'quacking' & gobbling up fruit at the rate of knots..! We were visited by a pair last night, but no Lunching took place, unfortunately..!
Have a Tremendous Tuesday...!
|Camera:||Canon EOS-1D Mark IV |
|Lens:||EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||10 Jan 2014 - 9:26 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|