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Lunch 56

By SimonFletch  
You are a kindly lot, thank you for your splendiferous Comments (and Votes) on 'Lunch 55 - The Three-banded Plover'. You are right, photographing a very small, fast moving and skittish bird is not easy, using 700mm focal length (500mm + x1.4 extender [910mm, if you take into account the x1.3 crop factor]). I deleted way more than I kept..! Some said the image was too bright, one in particular on its - 'face'. If you look at the time taken (5.25pm), the harsh African sun is at its lowest (about an hour before sunset), so that's maybe why. Possibly it was his delightfully bright red 'nose' that brought this attention? No, not too much Madafu, but possibly due to imbibing in too much of that delightful lake water...!!!

Thank you for your kind wishes regarding the 'meeting' at the Dept. of Immigration, yesterday. What a palaver..! Fingerprints - 'white man, lets make his complete hand black, like ours'... 'Passport' Photographs - more money... Form filling - loads of them... Visited more offices and joined more queues than you could shake a stick at. Then, THE Interview, with a very clever, albeit curteous, man, with all the stripes of a top official. "We can extend your stay, if you qualify" were his actual words (I did wonder at that point, if should have actually put a brown envelope inside our application forms!). He asked me what I thought about Great Britain's collusion with the ICC (International Criminal Court) to bring Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to 'justice'. This wasn't a fair question, because the answer very much depended on his own politics...! After a very long hour, we departed with passports stamped - and his contact details written on a piece of paper 'in case you need my help, in the future'..! We stay..!

Today's 'Lunch'
I hope you don't mind, but today, I thought I would set you a little 'challenge', to see if you know what the subject of my image is? Please don't include your thoughts in your Comment, if you should make one. Because, you will either be incorrect - or give the answer away to everyone else. Instead, I shall tell you tomorrow, when I upload another group, from the series of 'Black-shouldered Kites'. Then only you will know, if you got the answer right, or not Smile

Have a Tremendous Thursday..!

Simon
PS: If you would like to, you are welcome to send me a PM, with your answer. I will respond to all, but only periodically - I am still completing work for my 'boys' and have my nose to the grindstone...Wink

Tags: Lunch Eating Zebra Wildlife and nature Nairobi National Park Ticks

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Comments


jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
30 Jan 2014 3:25AM
I like this CLOSE up, concentrating on the lunch

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30 Jan 2014 4:17AM
Lovely closeup. Nice lunch. ZEBRA
Great shot, and I think I know....offline. Glad you made it through your ordeal, Simon.

Peter
Great pov . Lovely shot of lunch. A wonderful image Simon.

Lynette Grin
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2014 6:04AM
Nice angle Simon a well captured shot I think its a ____%^&$@!_______ see your PM mateWink
Rob
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
30 Jan 2014 6:17AM
Super framing of the mouth and the grub, Simon! Perfect detail, I can even feel the texture and softness of the skin. Excellent!
Bantu Plus
2 6 1 India
30 Jan 2014 6:22AM
Beautiful angle and close up,superb.
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
30 Jan 2014 6:26AM
A great crop, Simon, but is this a trick question? It's most definitely a '@#$%^', but that seems too easy. Carol
Andysnapper 7 109 25 England
30 Jan 2014 6:40AM
Its another of those wild, party animals, they get everywhere. Well they do today. Like this one very much Simon, another different approach to a shot.

Andy
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2014 7:13AM
Superb close up of this horse in his stripy jimjams eating his brekkie. Smile

Carol
30 Jan 2014 7:22AM
Great crop Simon if this gorgeous animal. Glad yesterday's ordeal is over for you Grin
Patty
30 Jan 2014 7:38AM
Great shot of the front half of a road safety pantomine horse, Simon!Smile
Glad the 'official' business is sorted out.
Regards,
Richard
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
30 Jan 2014 8:23AM
Looks like the road service have been out with their paint brushes again WinkGrinGrin


We don't `collude'...we just get shamed into agreeing!!!
30 Jan 2014 8:25AM
Fine close up Simon, nice detail,
Fred.
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2014 8:36AM
An interesting number of flies on that nose Simon.

Phil.
30 Jan 2014 9:11AM
Fabulous close up Simon and a more pleasant lunch for the likes of me, your carnivorous lunches are fabulously caught but sometimes alittle gruesome for me TongueWinkGrin

Kathryn
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
30 Jan 2014 9:12AM

Quote:An interesting number of flies on that nose Simon.

Phil.


Those are ticks Phil......lunch for an oxpecker if Simon can find one
ali63 Plus
4 737 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2014 11:59AM
Great image,

Ali
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 Jan 2014 1:34PM
Well Simon,you may have everyone else fooled but you cant fool me.
It is you playing your part as the pantomime zebra !!
Your are very sensible playing the front part too.
No way would I be the back part.
It is far too close for comfort to be that close to the front parts behind !!
Mick.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 Jan 2014 1:36PM
And I have just noticed that Richard has it right too !!
Great close up and angle Simon!
Effrossini
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 293 England
30 Jan 2014 8:46PM
Glad you got your stay sorted. Perhaps the official decided you could stay when you told him you need to take more Lunch images Wink
As those are ticks, this is a double Lunch image, then.
It's a type of stripey horse, but which one I couldn't say Smile. It seems we don't care here in the UK, we call it 'beef'. Have to get a lunch type comment in don't I? Grin

Keith
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
30 Jan 2014 9:17PM
Mick has the correct answer Simon it is you as the front end of the pantomime zebra! To get extra points it is your old mate Dodsey (Nathan) who is the back end!Grin
30 Jan 2014 10:03PM
Apart from the obvious Simon I give up. Great shot. Cathy
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 9:58AM
Marvelous capture! GrinGrinGrin
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