Monday, September 6, 2010

Pics from the weekend

Had a couple of trips out this weekend, and here's a few favourites.

We went back to the zoo for the third time this summer, this time with friends and their son. I promised them at least one family picture, but their little guy was not in the best mood and basically refused to make eye contact with the camera. Still, I managed a fairly nice shot:

Family of Friends

The goal in this shot was just to keep it informal and loose, but still a nice family shot. I just wish we could have got a smile out of their little dude. He *did* smile for me later, in a shot that I like much better that was taken on the playground in the zoo:

King of the Mountain!

Where was that big grin earlier in the day?! I took a candid shot when he was racing his father as well, and I think it's cute:

Daddy Race

My daughter would simply not allow pictures to be taken without her chance in front of the lens, so she decided to jump for a picture:

Jumping Goof

Yeah, she's a goof.

A few animal shots from the day as well. First, a gibbon who decided to stare me down:

Gibbon Glare

And our Zoo's newly arrived Lioness, who was napping at the time:

Lazy Lioness

I think there is a universal rule that the coolest animals at the zoo are always asleep. They might be stuffed, I have no idea.

Our other day trip was back to Oak Hammock Marsh, but there were some high winds so despite it being migration season, most of the birds were hunkered down. Didn't shoot much and what I did shoot was just too far away for the 70-200 even with the teleconverter. I'm looking forward to the day I can land a 400mm+ lens for these birding trips.

I *did* take another bee/flower shot that had a nice colour contrast though:

Daisies And Bee

Thanks for reading!

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