Thursday, July 14, 2011

Critters...or Not

We went to the zoo just because of this theme...okay, we already had a trip planned, but I thought "Yeah! I'll be able to capture some critters because I do not do critters at home."   But the critters at the zoo, well, they were behind big panels of glass...
I used the Polaroid App Ashley mentioned yesterday because the picture couldn't get any worse.  I think it works perfectly as a Polaroid.

I did capture some pretty slow moving bees and I saved my favorite capture to share today...
but I'm just not sure they fall into the critter category.  I really don't remember much about my high school biology except that my teacher was cute (and happily married).

I am positive that birds and kids aren't usually called critters--ankle biters, whirlwinds of destruction, and giggle monsters, but not critters.  But you get some pictures of them anyway.
One bird critter was fine, even intriguing.
Two not so much.
Lots of pretty Budgies around.  We'll have to go back again to try to capture the critters which is fine since we do have a zoo pass (we can even get visitors in for free, so if you want to go to the zoo...we love getting our money's worth).

Or maybe we don't have to go back too quickly if Sea Horses count?
Seriously, I took almost 1000 pictures, but they were mostly of Bees, Flowers, and Children.  The tigers and tapirs were hiding and we got too tired to go down the polar bear loop--no worries about not seeing everything since we used our pass!
Crazy Days of Summer
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22 comments:

Annie said...

that bee picture turned out fabulous! What a hairy little critter it is!

LOL you are not kidding about you not doing critters. This weeks' prompt probably isn't quite your fav :)

Henrietta said...

I believe, places like this it is no wonder that you get too many pictures:) I love them, so many beautiful critters, animals, birds etc.

Nita Davis said...

Birds and bees may not be what one typically thinks of as critters but they are. Even if they weren't I am glad you posted them. They are beautiful shots. I often refer to my kids as zoo critters. Absolutely love the first shot of the little one and the bird. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

How cute is a seahorse!? LOVE the birdie shots.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Awww, love the birdies. So pretty. :)

Jane said...

Your bee shot is just fabulous!

lish said...

Whirlwinds of description- lol. Love it. The bird shots are great. Especially love that one by itself. Great captures from your visit to the zoo. Thanks for joining Kristi and I for the Crazy Days of Summer!

Ashley Sisk said...

You're pretty funny today - love the photos. That bee is fabulous. And anything behind glass is hard to photograph.

Marla said...

I adore those bird shots. Beautiful. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

~ Noelle said...

LOVE your bird... and sea horse..
well love all of them
great job! mine are all behind a bottle :)

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

Great job, I love the seahorse photo!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

GORGEOUS captures. I love that bee & the seahorse. WOW-

missing moments said...

all those photos are just outstanding ... and I so can relate to the 1000 photos ... ugh on the editing part!

Scott said...

I like your bee, I posted a bee shot today too. Your sea horse is awesome. Very cool.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

I love the seahorse shot, but the pics of your little girl holding the bird are just precious. :)
Thanks for joining Alicia and I again for the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. I enjoy stopping by each week to see what you've come up with. Can't wait to see what you do with next week's theme, motion. Hope you're having a great weekend. :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have some great captures there, love the seahorse!

Jen said...

I love the bee shot, too. :)

Julie (Wellblessed) said...

These are great, the frog included. I love the detail in the bee shot and the birds are just so pretty. :)

Katie said...

Your bee shot is awesome! And a big LOL at the first bird shot....that pointed finger is priceless! :) (she may have just been reaching to pet it, but it looks kind of like she's scorning it instead. haha!)

Tiffany said...

Awesome shots...love the bee!

Tiffany

Stasha said...

Loving the budgies!! Great colors, hAppy shots!

Dumb Mom said...

Nice shots! Especially love the bee/flower and the sea horse ones!