On the Ferry boat we usually get the shoe shine boy and the tissue seller boy, this day we also had a beggar girl, what happens is they beg until they have enough to purchase a pack of 12 tissues 5 egp. then they will sell the tissues for as much as the tourist is willing to pay the locals pay 50 piestra that is half an egp. first she went around all the locals on the ferry with her hand out she never had one kind person give her money,then it was my turn Rubbing her belly and the gesture to the mouth saying I am so hungry I need food.
I take no notice , point being if I gave every beggar money by the time I got on the ferry I would have to go to the bank to get more money out, so I do not give not my place to feed the ones who say they are hungry the hungry can get bread for 5 piestras, I have to pay 1 egp hungry or not,.
As we got to the other side The west bank of Luxor I saw there was no taxi drivers waiting and thought great no hassle getting off the boat,
by this time all the drivers had reached the safety of dry land , so I decided to give the frogging a miss for a while and go the other way away from the parked taxies, no point in asking for hassle. but then you always get the donkey in the pack , he followed me for a few yards with where you go? why you no need taxi?, I take you to valley of the kings! , you know how much, I got my pocket camera out and turned to face him, as he saw the camera he put a big smile on, then the cheeky bastard asked for money, no I said you pay me you want your photo taken I take it so you pay. the smile soon went off his face, as I mentioned no pay I give to the police, he was gone and on his way he must have mumbled something to his mates because as I went on my frog march, no one said one word, no sail boat mr, no tax tax, nothing never knew the camera could be so powerful,
Even the shoe shine boys and the ferry man turned backs no photo no photo.
More rubbish for the Nile the cheeky little git asked for money, You take my picture, I take picture of rubbish, me no rubbish, yes you are near the rubbish, I said as I walked on,
The bougainvillea is out everywhere in all colours.
more diesel to pollute the Nile, almost as pretty colours as the bougainvillea
The Little bittern,
a very shy bird sits motionless in the tree when any one is near can you see it,
This baby donkey recognized me from the other day it came nuzzling up against me for its cheeks to be rubbed while I was taking the photos of the Little bittern,
The Nile has started to recede and there is shawls of fish everywhere one looks in the waters,
Mallow plant bees and bugs
Female Nile valley sun bird
Damselfly are on http://egyptdragonflies.blogspot.com/
The Little white egret and Turkey.
Laughing dove sitting behind a mallow flower
Water buffalo calf donkeys dog and egrets,
I have so many good shots of the Squacco I have said to myself no more photos but I could not resist this one as it was so engrossed in the hunt,
The butterflies and bugs will be on http://insectsonwings.blogspot.com/
The sand bee
A bee from 5ft with the 100x400 lens
I told you I was going frogging well I did
and here it is taken at the same distance as the bee.
And here its been cut and cropped. isn't it a beauty