Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

This week’s photo challenge is on the topic of lunch. Since my own lunches are rather boring, I thought I’d show you this photo instead.

A Lanner Falcon enjoying its lunch - or more accurately "brunch" in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

A Lanner Falcon enjoying its lunch – or more accurately “brunch” – in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

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23 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime”

  1. vanecktharien
    March 17, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Stunning picture!
    Where in South Africa do you live? We lived in East London until 2004 and are now in Belgium.

    • March 18, 2013 at 6:22 am #

      Thank you! We live in George in the Southern Cape i.e. along the Garden Route.

      • vanecktharien
        March 18, 2013 at 8:50 am #

        Holidayed many years in Knysna and Hartenbosch, so know the area very well!

  2. March 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    You have sense of humour!

    • March 18, 2013 at 6:23 am #

      Well, it’s a lot more interesting than my lunch. Gory though I’ll admit! 🙂

  3. March 18, 2013 at 4:12 am #

    Use a telelens? Nice capture!

    • March 18, 2013 at 6:27 am #

      Thank you! No, this was taken with a Canon Powershot SX10 (you can click on the link to see the specs). It would have been brilliant to have a telephoto lens for this.

      • March 18, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

        Wow.. How far were you from the bird when you took the picture? Wouldnt they fly if you were too closea.

      • March 20, 2013 at 10:42 am #

        We were about 40 – 50 metres away – in a vehicle. Really at the end of the cameras capabilities. The bird was very engrossed in his food, and being out in the open nothing could creep up and surprise him.

  4. Eha
    March 18, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    Oops’a’daisy! Which poor critter got caught!!? And, beautiful lady, make certain your next lunch is NOT boring!!!!!!! Food is fun and the prep need not take a long time . . . sayeth ‘older sister’ . . . 🙂 !

    • March 18, 2013 at 6:38 am #

      By the time we saw it, we couldn’t see what it had been. Sorry for the gory photo! Lunch is usually a rushed affair – and in summer it’s too hot to eat much at midday, so I just have a snack.

      • Eha
        March 18, 2013 at 6:48 am #

        Milady: do enjoy your dinnner in that case . . . [OK: from an everlasting foodie 🙂 !!]] and hope that ‘boidie’ sure had an enjoyable day !

  5. Madoqua
    March 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Very impressive bird, what a great photo capture. Lunch indeed!!

    • March 20, 2013 at 10:39 am #

      I think they are beautiful birds. Good hunters for the size – from what I have seen.

  6. March 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    That’s quite a lunch. I hope the falcon was enjoying it.

    What an impressive and beautiful bird.

    • March 20, 2013 at 10:40 am #

      Oh, he was [quite literally] really ripping into his food! It is a beautiful bird isn’t it?

  7. March 21, 2013 at 6:41 am #

    Wow Lisa that’s an incredible shot. What a beautiful bird!
    My apologies that I haven’t been by in a while. Its so hard to work full-time and blog!

    • March 21, 2013 at 8:50 am #

      Willie, who took the photo, did a great job didn’t he? Hewas really pushing the camera to the boundaries of its capabilities.

      No worries, I haven’t been feeling well lately, so haven’t been posting much or getting to read other people’s blogs.

  8. March 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Well done on spotting the falcon – did you actually see it catching that whatever-it-was?

    • March 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

      No, the falcon was already busy with his meal when we saw it. Would have been excellent to see the whole thing though.


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