This blog captures my journey to take a break from jewelry designing to learn something new. Join me as I learn the art of photography and Photoshop Elements and watch me create through my lens. ~ Dee

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Animal Madness at the Metro Zoo

This weekend, I did a photowalk with the photography group I belong to.  We visited the local zoo here in town, in hopes of capturing the animals at their best.  It was a bit chilly, but they soon warmed up to the many photographers that were out. I'm in the process of saving for a good zoom lens, so I already knew I would be limited in what close ups I'd really be able to get, but I went anyway. 

As I was walking around, I knew I would have to look at things differently, as I wouldn't be able to get up close and personal with my 18-55 lens.  As expected I wasn't able to get many close up's of the animals as you can see in my first picture of the zebras.  I did however catch a beautiful peacock who was strutting around freely and allowed me to get up close and personal...but I was able to capture some great shots in the gift shop and still had fun enjoying the animals...what do you think? 

As you can see...sometimes you just have to approach things differently!  Don't allow what you don't have to be your handicap, work with what you've got, the best you can, and the results will be worth your while.   

Unveiling at the Zoo,


  1. I love the last sentiment because it's so very true :)

    Even though you didn't have a close up lens, you definitely worked with what you had! The pictures are simply stunning, especially of that peacock.

    And even though you couldn't get a close up of the zebras, I think you captured a really cool configuration of them standing in somewhat of a semi-circle!

    It looks like a lot of fun :)

  2. Thanks Kayla, sometimes it's frustrating when you feel limited with what you can do, but there are many great "teachers" in the group who help you to think differently!



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