While waiting for my lunch to arrive at a cliff-side restaurant one afternoon, I noticed a small flock of magnificent frigatebirds gliding just off the cliffs. I stepped out to the balcony railing to watch these amazing birds soaring overhead and diving for their own lunch.
This gallery of shots amuses me not only because the subjects are so quirky, but because it reminds me of how oblivious I become to the world around me while shooting. One morning at breakfast, a cute little blue and green anole hopped onto our table, and I set about zooming in and angling for photos while conversation at the tables around me continued. I hadn't realized that the guest sitting directly behind me was Karen Allen, (Marion from Indiana Jones), although I'm a huge fan of the movies. I recall thinking that her voice sounded vaguely familiar, however I was too busy adjusting my aperture to pay much attention, and my nieces had to later point her out to me.
Our trip to Jamaica included staying in two different locations within Negril, one on the cliffs and the other on the beach. Yellow Crowned Night Herons showed up around sunrise regularly at both locations, and it became my morning routine to sip my coffee while tailing these birds on their quest for breakfast.
Happy Saturday! My editing and sorting of the Jamaica 2014 photos is complete and this morning I have begun naming images and publishing albums. Many subjects presented themselves with such frequency that I have broken them out to separate albums. My first album to be published is a small album of peacock photos, I'm particularly fond of the first image as it showcases the dramatic plumage of the peacock in a way which is not usually seen. The temperature was over 95 degrees farenheit that day and the birds generally headed for the shade, however I had one fleeting moment in which to capture this lovely creature as he perched precariously on a bamboo fence before leaping off to find a drink of water.
I have finally finished editing all my photos from my trip to Jamaica in 2014, and am currently working on putting the images together into galleries which make sense and are hopefully not too overwhelming to visit. It should come as no surprise that the images of birds outnumber all other subject by a long shot. I hope to have the new images published prior to the end of the month.