I bought a Pluto Trigger recently. I haven’t really had much time to get to play with it and understand it. Today was my first proper go and was quite interesting. It took a lot more setting up than I had imagined. It’s quite critical to get the threshold of the laser set correctly. Too much and the camera keeps firing; too little and it doesn’t go at all. I also found the spiral cable supplied a bit too short to get the trigger where I wanted it. I have ordered an extension so next time may be easier. It was quite fun. I’m looking forward to trying it in the bush and also with lightning.
I have recently returned from the Timbavati in South Africa where I was privileged to have some excellent sightings. Hyena interacting with Wild Dog; Leopards with prey in trees; Lions on a kill. It just didn't stop.
I don't think I will ever tire of wildlife and the bushveld. There is always something new happening - a new animal in the block, a new litter of young ones, the death of an old acquaintance, a rain storm, a drought - always something.
Wow! I didn't realise quite how many pictures I needed to edit. These uploads are going to have to be done in batches.
Just got back from the most amazing trip to Uganda. Spent wonderful time in the bush up at Murchison but the highlights were the Gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the fabulous Chimpanzees in Kigali.
Just bought an amazing Canon Macro lens (MP-E 65). Taking shots of the tiniest bees, insects, etc. Really sharp. Really excellent quality. Even got a picture of ticks on a Bumble Bee. It is a whole new world to me. We are surrounded by these things every day yet never see the beauty and intricacy of them. Incredible.