One of the nice things about traveling with another family with kids, all whom are best friends, is that the girls have sleepovers. So when we were in Fiji two weeks ago, all four girls spent a few nights in our unit and a few on their yacht.
On one particular evening, I came in the room to suggest that talking had gone on long enough and that they might want to consider getting a bit of sleep.
We adjusted the window shutters to let in a bit of air, but not too much morning sunlight, so they could sleep in if they wanted too.
It was then that I noticed it.
It was right there.
On the ceiling.
“OMG – that is the BIGGEST bug I have ever seen!”
“There (lots of fingers pointing)”
“Do something mum!”
“Wait, first I have to get my camera.”
“Are you kidding me?”
“Is it for your blog?”
“Just kill it.”
“No, don’t kill it, get it out of here.”
“No kill it NOW!”
I got the camera, took the shots . . .
“You have got to be kidding me.”
“No, it will be a great shot, I have never seen one so big.”
Honestly, I don’t remember the exact sequence of event after I put the camera away, but the girls did eventually go to sleep. Hubby and I had a night cap or maybe a cup of tea. But all was calm and peaceful once again.
When we are away, I tend to download the photos regularly, both as a form of back up and just to be sure they were coming out the way I had hoped.
So, as our trip was winding down I asked the other girls if they wanted to go through the photos and pick the ones they wanted.
They got to the Giant bug and I said,
“Remember that night, it was the biggest bug I had ever seen.”
“Yea, we couldn’t believe you never came back and you just left it there.”
Go, on poke some fun at me, I deserve it
So I used my DSLR (Canon EOS Rebel XSI 450D) for the huge insect shot. I had lots of people ask what camera I used for the underwater shot last Wed. It was a Fujifilm FinePix XP10. These are the two cameras I brought on the trip:
You can join in the on-line debate between these two types of cameras here: DSLR vs Point and Shoot – Which Is the Better Digital Camera for You?