Feathered friends

Fine feathered friends found in the photo files.

Sure like this new rectangular gallery — it certainly appeals to the Mondrian layout  person in me. And I just discovered that where the gallery robot puts the photos  is controllable by doing some renumbering under “order” when you’re in the upload box. While page design purists may “grrr” at the faces looking off the page, I decided to leave the images unflopped. That would be too much like work. So there.

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

Little Rock Zoo

There’s no shortage of native Arkansas wildlife on this blog.  So let’s change direction for something a little more exotic. Digging into the archives once again, here are some shots from February 2009, trying out the then-new-ish point-and-shoot at the Little Rock Zoo.

Rhino
This rhino is a natural model. Full of texture and expression. He has since moved into the next world.
Flamingo preening
The gorgeous, and very distinctive, coloring originates from the flamingo's diet.
Silverback male regarding the audience
Silverback gorilla male pondering the people pondering him.