Friday, February 20

We did go to the zoo

I decided that we would go to the zoo. Isabelle and I had a lovely day. Just me and her wandering around looking at all the animals. Isabelle wanted to see the flamingo's because they are pink. Pink is her absolute most favourite colour in the world. She would paint the world pink if she could.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but she was an absolute pleasure to spend the say with. She normally goes from one temper tantrum to another. But she didn't have one at all!

I am suffering today though, sadly. It's horrible to think that for a day of pleasure I have to spend a few days recovering. Good old Fibromyalgia!! I hurt from head to toe! Ankles, knees, hips, back and shoulders! I'm walking around like an 80 year old woman who's had a rough life , and every muscle is screaming in agony! :( I have to get some shopping today as the cupboards are almost empty and I really can't face it.

Anyway, not to cast doom and gloom over a great day yesterday, here are a few of my favourite shots from the day. Sadly, none of the shots of the Jaguar came out. All blurry.. grrrrrr. That's what you get for trying to use a long lens with no monopod! Stupid person that I am LOL.

I love the Chimp sleeping shot, I think that's my favourite from the day, and was technically the most difficult. The chimps are behind thick, very dirty glass with no natural daylight. The lighting in there is very orange and the chimps were very high up. I had to ramp the ISO up to 1600 to get a fast enough shutter speed, so the pic is a bit grainy, but I think it works ok with the Black and White.

My second favourite shots are of the baby elephants taking a bath. We were heading down to see the Zebra's before we went home and had to pass the elephants again. The timing couldn't have been better. Just as we got there, the Mummy elephant hearded the three baby elephants into the pond so they could have a bath. It was so sweet. They were all playing and pushing each other under water. They had a great time, and it's the first time I've seen elephants playing in water (apart from on TV).

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And a couple of flamingo shots for Isabelle... because they're PINK! lol

and of course, the obligatory Meerkat photograph.