A dramatic image to end the blog with! This is pretty much the last photo I took in Guyana, and I've not really taken any since (I'm having a break, and most of my gear is being fixed or cleaned). I'm now back in the UK and the blog is finished. I'll not be continuing the photo-a-day project in the UK (at least, I don't think so!)... I'm not sure what the next step is. There are some decisions to be made... maybe some plans to put in place... Watch it all unfurl at my new blog: www.jmbphotoblog.blogspot.com
As for my Guyana photos... Well, if you want to see any of them on a better quality website, or even buy good quality prints, go to www.jmbroscombe.deviantart.com. There might even be some pictures there which didn't make it on the blog - for a start, there are a whole load of pictures of Kaiteur in this folder!
Continuing the search for an alternative view of Kaiteur, I spent a few hours in the dark at Johnson's View with the camera on a tripod, my 50mm lens set wide open, and my D700 taking long exposures waiting for lightning.
After a while some lightning crept up behind me - so I had the fear of being eaten by a jaguar replaced by the fear of being hit by lightning! Then it started raining so I quit for the night!
I really wanted to get some different pictures of Kaiteur. It must be the most photographed site in Guyana. It is the largest single drop waterfall in the world but still wonderfully unspoilt and photogenic. A really great place to spend a few days. I was lucky to get this hawk flying in front of the waterfall. I'd spotted it flying around and was hoping that it would drop down in front of the falls, but I was also suffering from equipment problems - another Nikon Lens has died on me with an autofocus failure on my 70-300mm zoom. Still, I just managed to get this in focus in time!
Flying straight into Georgetown, and then the next day out to Kaituer Falls for a few days. Something I really wanted to see before leaving Guyana. This is the view from the falls looking down river.
PS - Sorry the wrong photo went up earlier today!
The large meeting house in Masakenari - a remote WaiWai village in Guyana. There is a dim rainbow in the background, but it's only just visible in the picture.
All this day I was trying to get photos of an Amazonian Kingfisher in flight, which was proving hard work. I thought I'd got the perfect one (here as a runner-up) but when I finally got it onto my computer I was disappointed to see that the kingfisher wingtip was covering its face. Shame as it was carrying a fish too. Oh well, I liked this one of Fergus shooting some rapids on the upper Essequibo.
Most of my pictures I think are viewed better full size, but just for a change, I think this one works much better as a thumbnail! Maybe something to do with the focus not being crisp enough.
I still don't understand how butterflies fly - with such crazy oversize wings they should be out of control, but they seem to have incredible speed and agility.