Had a chance to attend the Bugging, A Macro Journey workshop today at The National Museum in Nairobi. I had never tried macro photography on bugs seriously before, so this was a learning experience for me. I had so much fun that i will definitely be doing more bug macros from now on.
Here are a few critters from today.
“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.”
While on our Mombasa family trip we decided to make a visit to Mamba Village so my Niece could get to see live crocodiles. I was kinda excited to see how she will react to the animals and she totally surprised me how fearless she was towards them. She didn’t even shy when it came to holding the baby crocodile. I think we grown ups got more nervous about it and gave her a crocodile egg to hold instead.
Spending time with kids has a lot benefits and I think one of the best ones is seeing things a fresh through their eyes. As someone said, it’s never too late to have a happy childhood.
Now on to the crocs!
We did a road trip to Eldoret a couple of weekends ago to take my in-laws to visit my folks. For those who don’t know, Eldoret is the home of champions (actually it’s Iten town that’s the home of champions but we also take pride in that) thanks to our long distance runners who come from this area and is rumoured to have one of the best climates in the world. It’s where I grew up before moving to the city and it is always so refreshing going back there away from all the hustle and bustle of Nairobi.
I love taking random pics of things that amuse me. And on thing trip I ended up bonding with some local animals, appreciate the greenery and had lunch with a great view.
The king cockerel.
Taking a bow.
Love taking macros of flowers, though I need to hook up a better lens for that.
Had a session with these two calfs, although one stole the show completely
Taking a bow.
The Real home of champions.
Hotel with a great view of Kerio Valley.
Everytime we go visit the folks, this dog has to mark his territory by peeing on our tires. I am not his biggest fan. He is aware.
He would love us to get a dog. After being bitten when I was ten, I am too traumatised by said event to even consider it! Dogs scare me so much. Even this one. My mum loves him. His name is Bobby.