Weekly photo challenge: Unfocused

Unfocused. This week’s prompt could apply to so much. A life. A moment. An image. We’ll hone in on the last-named.

ALL A BLUR — From the archives — the then-brand new Sony got its shakedown cruise at the Little Rock Zoo back in 2009. Operator error, but still worth saving.
DEPTH — Love it or hate it, autofocus has its charms. In this case, gave a sense of separation even if it didn’t quite latch onto the intended target. Another shot from that 2009 trip to the zoo.
MORNING COMMUTE — As dad would say, it was a “soft morning.” Whipped out the camera en route to work this morning on an oddly foggy day. No, the photographer was not driving.)

It’s still early in the challenge, but here are some favs so far:

Bunny says “no.”
http://natureintheburbs.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/weekly-photo-challenge-unfocused/#comment-477

Portrait
http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/unfocused-weekly-photo-challenge/

Lily:
http://ayearinmyshoes.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/wordpress-weekly-photos-challenge-unfocused/

Water and light:
http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/05/04/weekly-photo-challenge-unfocused/

Black cat
http://laavventura.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/weekly-photo-challenge-unfocused/

Whirl of lights
http://mindblur.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/unfocused-for-now-it-will-change/

Lighthouse
http://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/weekly-photo-challenge-unfocused/

Bottles
http://colderweather.net/2012/05/04/weekly-photo-challenge-unfocused/#comment-2487

Como Park Zoo

Half of the population of the Twin Cities was at St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo the day we visited.  Gorgeous late summer day that was bright, clear and dry with a high only in the 80s. (in contrast to our triple-digit temps in Arkansas.)

Tortoise slogs uphill
Mother to child: "Honey, look at the big turtle!" Child to mother (with eye roll): "It's a tortoise, mom."
Zoo visitors see polar bear swimming
Visitors crowd around the glass to see one of the Como Park Zoo's two polar bears take a dip.
Zoo patrons viewing gorillas
Only glass separates fellow primates at the Como Park Zoo.
Sleeping lioness
In the jungle -- the urban jungle -- the lion(ess) sleeps today.
Como giraffe
High and mighty in St. Paul.