We should be back from attending our first Olympic event by the time you read this, Mexico vs Senegal Men’s football being played at Wembley. I know it’s not quite the Olympic Park but it will be the first time that any of us have been to see any type of event at Wembley so that in itself will be exciting. I’ve become hooked on one specific webpage on the BBC website, the one detailing the medals table for the games. Earlier in the week Team GB were 11th, but after a torrent of medals in the last 48 hours, we’re now standing 4th, fantastic.
These types of events are always good test beds for camera manufacturers to have a select few photographers test some of their new equipment. One highly desirable piece of kit, from Canon, that is known to be amongst the ‘togs is the 200-400mm lens I managed to get my hands on earlier in the year. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to connect my camera to the lens, as this was the only one of its kind and they didn’t want the product to be judged on a proof of concept lens… they’re touchy enough about pre-production firmware on almost market ready cameras as it is.
I’m hoping, Dear Reader, that if I continue posting images of Mongoose that these fantastic animals might start to replace those blasted Meerkats in the public’s affections. Up until now, the Yellow Mongoose (pictured today) has been my favourite of the family that was until I saw the Dwarf Mongoose. These diminutive creatures, as the name suggests, are the smallest of the family but no less inquisitive for their size difference and unlike Meerkats, there’s a real awareness about them when you approach their enclosure; you always feel like the little critters know you are there and are trying to work out how you may benefit them if they were to get up close and personal.
Of course I couldn’t let today go without mentioning the most important thing about it, forget your olympic golds, new camera releases, or even wildlife sightings… today is my boy’s birthday.. Happy Birthday Son.