August 29, 2013 § Leave a comment
After the rodent experience, we got to go into the barnyard with–you guessed it, barnyard animals.
August 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
My awesome boyfriend gifted me with the experience of being zoo keeper for a day at the Santa Barbara Zoo. I got to pick animals to hang out with—it couldn’t have been a more perfect gift. Except I couldn’t utilize it in March ( when I got it for my birthday) because…the giraffes were pregnant, so we needed to wait until the babies were born and on exhibit. Baby giraffes?!! My perfect gift got even more perfect.
This was such a wonderful day, that I have to post about it in two parts: The morning and the afternoon.
August 5, 2013 § Leave a comment
That’s right. A dedicated camera. Not a smartphone with a camera. Not a camera smartphone. A camera that is only a camera.
I know — it’s a foreign concept. But I always have my trusty point and shoot with me. It’s small, fitting in every purse I have (and I have some tiny purses). Since I can’t always carry around my big DSLR, the point and shoot is always there.
The other morning when I found a hitchhiker on my windshield, I first tried to capture him with my smartphone camera. It just wasn’t working at all. It wasn’t focusing that close, wasn’t getting the exposure right, nothing. I needed something with macro capability.
So I pulled out my trusty point and shoot to capture this little guy:
By the way, he stayed with me on the freeway until I got to my destination. He hunkered down as my car gained speed (at one point I thought he was gone as his little leg lifted), but was a total trooper and stuck it out. He looked a little bit discombobulated when the car stopped, but after a survey of his surroundings, he took off.
As the honey bee populations are declining, I’m happy that I was able to aid in transporting this bee to another part of the world.
August 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
Welcome to August! I love summer evenings and summer clouds. While walking around the neighborhood with my camera the other evening, I just had to make an image with these clouds. The gradient of the blue and the pink of the clouds made for a beautiful contrast.
What are some of your favorite things to see on summer evenings?