I am thankful that we have the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. I love to head out there and just watch the animals and see them happy in a habitat closer to real life that the captivity they were in.
He just looks so happy and relaxed - and maybe he is doing a little Yoga before dinner?
And the Tigers
They are just amazing to watch how they walk and command your attention!
In another Challenge Group - the Challenge was to get a photo from a Ground Perspective.
When you are as tall as I am - that ground sure is a long way down!! I was at my sons Cross Country meet, and all the kids were running over a hill. I thought "This is my chance" I only had to get down 3/4 of the way and got a cool perspective!
That's my kid ( he is nice to allow me to photograph him) and I like him ;-)
One of the Photo groups I am in - had the challenge to find our name in Letters as we were out and about. THIS!! Was a challenge... It was hard for me to see the letters, but I got better as I kept practicing - and this is my name:
Hopefully you will give me leniency on the L - Ha ha ha!!
I thought that humorous as a few weeks before I had tried to take one of my son, and thought I had succeeded - and then when it was an assignment , I couldn't do what I wanted to do.... Go figure right?
The bear is what I submitted for my assignment
He was at the Wild Animal Sanctuary, and was under a bridge. I like the shadow.
And then I edited it ( a lot) to give it a dramatic look.
Not my favorite - but - I tried
And then the next day ( after the assignment was due)
This beauty posed for me.
And I looked up the hill
and BAM!! THIS was there - I wish it had been there a day before
One of my long distance Camera Lenses broke, and I had to send it in to be fixed, so I used an older lens, that I haven't had much practice on. I find that going out and really focusing on using that one lens really helps me get the feel of it.... so 500 photos later.... I love it again.
Here are some of my favorite shots of the day at the Sanctuary
Check out the look on that guys face!!
He says to the top lion "Seriously , dude, what did you eat????"
These two were just too cute
And then their tongues - oh wow - I would run!
Look at how intent he is - He made it into the pool, now I think he is playig Bear Ninja Games in his mind and trying to figure out how to get through the tire!
And he says - THAT is MY hat!!! I dare you to take it from me!!
I love sitting on my deck and watching the weather roll in. Here in No Eastern Colorado the weather has been pretty stormy lately. They call in Monsoonal - I call it Annoying. Just when you can get outside to do something - here comes the Lightening.
I decided to make the best of it, and stay close to the door for that "Just in Case" moment!!
This one above it my Favorite. That sun is really trying hard to get in front of those clouds.
In this one - the colors just struck me. That little bit of sun behind one fluffy clousd - hiding from all the mean ones....