Mkuze is another reserve about 45 minutes drive from here. There are some hides there, and we spent a few hours at one of them right over a waterhole. Upon arrival somebody had the bright idea of passing the home baked muffins around before we went into the hide, so we sat munching happily for … More Mkuzi
We’ve attempted motion blur – with varying degrees of frustration and success. Motion blur is when you set your camera to a slow shutter speed, and pan with a moving object or subject, or in our case, moving animal. The hard bit is that you can’t pre-determine just how fast they will move, so don’t … More The Trials & Tribulations of Motion Blur
Dawn! Sunrise is just as amazing as sunset. As summer approaches here we are starting our game drives 30 minutes earlier, so now leave at 5.30 a.m. Getting up at 4.30 has its advantages, and last week we couldn’t go out for a couple of days due to rain. I got up on the third … More The early bird catches the……….
For two days this week we were confined to the lodge and grounds within the electric fence so we had a wander round and attempted macro photography. I don’t have a dedicated macro lens, just a setting on my camera, so I can’t fill my frame with an ant. Here are my shots though.
I can’t quite believe that I’ve been here four weeks now – the time has flown by and I feel as if I’ve hardly had a moment to breath. My working day starts at 5.30 most days, and finishes at 6.30 at dinnertime, or 10.00 if we have a night drive once a week. I … More One Third Done
We’ve heard spectacular claps of thunder in the middle of the night which have made us nearly jump out of our skins, and then stayed cosily tucked up in bed listening to the rain hammering on the thatched roofs of our cabins. Other nocturnal noises have included the whoop whoop of hyenas outside the boundary … More Last week of September
Whilst here, the volunteers have the option to go on various trips at weekends. A couple of weekends ago I was on the rota to go to St. Lucia with them in order to be their contact person and organiser whilst there. I have been there just once before, (last November, whilst I was a … More I know what I’m doing – I think!