Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A View From the Zoo

I had to get 40 pictures chosen and edited for Monday’s class this week. Considering that I was gone all day Saturday, and on Sunday I had projects to work on for both Comp 2 and Drawing 2, I was very cramped for time. Guess what time I went to bed on Sunday night.
1 AM?
No. Try again.
Not even close. It was a trick question. I didn’t go to bed. I finished my Comp 2 paper and submitted it around 11. I then worked for about two hours cutting out shapes for a printing plate. (That project will be featured later after I’m completely finished with it.) After that I started in on my photos. I may have fallen asleep at my computer around 2 or 3 I’m not really sure. Anyways, I was woken up by the sound of dad getting his coat out of the closet right behind me at about 4:30. I started back to work immediately and I finished sometime between 6 &7. If anyone tells you taking pictures is an easy job, don’t believe them. There is so much more to photography than pointing a camera and pushing a button.
So, would you like to see what I stayed up all night working on? I still have lots of pictures to go through, but I have some ready to share right now, so I might as well post some. I don’t want to put them all in one post anyway, the upload time would take hours with our tortoise-like internet connection.
After I got out of the club meeting there was a girl doing animal demonstrations. I was in the Mutual of Omaha building so long, that I got to see two different shows. The first one was a Scarlet Macaw.
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He was not very well behaved.
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I have so many picture of this guy, I think I’ll come back another day with a whole post just about him.
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I really liked this starfish. He was just hangin’ out, chillin’ on his seaweed leaf. Smile
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These were really interesting. They are called Cairo Spiny Mice. Instead of fur they have little spines. I’d never heard of them before.
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This is a Chinese Crocodile Lizard. I am going to try to get some better pictures of him in the future. I didn’t get any that really did him justice. He’s very cool looking.
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This is a Dwarf Surinam Toad. It’s so weird looking but I kind of like him anyway. He looks like a tiny little slimy alien bear.
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This is a File-Eared Tree Frog. if you look closely you can see the ridges that extend over the ear, which, according to a website I found, is an external eardrum. I have never heard of an external eardrum before.
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This is a robin. I saw him outside. Smile with tongue out
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I’m not really sure what this is, but he looks cool anyway.
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This is a bluebird.
>Snicker, snicker< Smile with tongue out
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I love these anemones.
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They’re so cool looking.
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I have a ton of pictures of him as well. I have a separate post planned all about him.
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look! Two more bluebirds! Smile with tongue out
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I love the color of this Sea Urchin.
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This shrimp was bigger than my hand.
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There’s a whole flock of turkeys running wild around the zoo. Just like the flock of bluebirds. Smile with tongue out
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This guy just sat in the window watching everyone. He never moved. I think we were as entertaining to him as he was to us. Smile
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I love seahorses. They are so cute. Smile
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There is a flock of doves that live down by the domestic animal barns. When they all burst into flight at once, I was so mad I didn’t have my camera ready. It would have made an awesome shot.
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These are called upside-down jellies. Apparently they are jellyfish that are just too lazy to get up and swim. Smile with tongue out
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I don’t even remember taking this shot, but I think it turned out really great.
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I’ll end with this fantastic shot of a bluebird butt.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, that was a bit crude, but the phrase "Bluebird Butt" was stuck in my head, cracking me up, so I really had no choice but to use it. :p