When I arrived to the hide I was totally exhausted. After the long travel/flight and a session at the overnight hide with practically no sleep my body was out of fuel. The afternoon was also very hot and the AC in the hide took same time to get started and didn’t work very efficiently. I think I had some fever and was not feeling very well so when my outside flash setup didn’t work, I was almost about to give up.
But, I didn’t and even if I wasn’t that good of a company, I tried to bite the bullet and enjoy.
Unfortunately we did not have that many visitors and the light was not that good. This hide is setup for possibilities of backlit bird photography and when the sun set you can get spectacular photos and with the addition with a flash, you could get creative and e.g. use fill light but that will have to wait until next time 😉
We had a few visitors during our session, e.g. the big Kingfisher who hunted for fish in the water and also took a small bath. Unfortunately it was too quick and I missed all opportunities for any action shots.
After a while we had a visit by a few Wharthogs who came for a drink.
All in all, it was an interesting hide which, with better conditions and preparations it could be a great session with fantastic photos.