On our second last morning in Botswana,
I came across this Red Breasted Weaver
in the middle of its morning callisthenics.
For no known reason, it simply let go of
the branch and free fell out of shot.
I was so lucky to capture one frame of its fall
The whole encounter probably only lasted
around 15 seconds, at best.
Another few seconds and the sun had risen out of the sea’s grasp.
The seagull thought it was by-passing me.
What it did not realise was that it gave me
the opportunity to capture one of,
if not my best, in-flight shot, ever.
This Black Shouldered Kite was too busy
searching for lunch to notice yours truly.
Bar one camera, my gear was packed
as I began the walk back to my car.
Suddenly the rainbow appeared.
It was all I could do to shoot off a couple of
frames before it disappeared again.
A truly fleeting moment.