Arrived on the farm late on Friday night. I had with me two new toys that arrived from the States the week before. My wife braved Joburg traffic to collect. These were two new lenses I got from a friend visiting from America. One a Canon EF 300mm f4 IS prime lens the other a 70-200mm f2.8 IS. All I can say is wow - wow quality, wow glass, wow heavy but what awesome image quality. I had the 300mm on most of the weekend alternating with a 1.4 teleconverter (420mm) on and off.

Sunday morning I was rewarded, with a first for the lodge sighting of a spoonbill stork. Got off a few shots before they left. The rest of the morning I messed around with butterflies and other insects in the garden. These hummingbird hawk moths are very fast and spend seconds in one position. Not an easy task to find, frame, focus and shoot.

Camera Model   Canon EOS 1000D; Shooting Mode  Aperture-Priority AE ;Tv( Shutter Speed )        1/4000; Av( Aperture Value )       4.0; Metering Mode   Center-Weighted Average; Metering; Exposure Compensation -1/3; ISO Speed        400; Lens     EF300mm f/4L IS USM