Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wild Lights

Sophie ( 9 yrs.) and Matthew
Matthew successfully turned eleven years old shortly after Christmas, which we celebrated with a trip to the zoo. We went early enough to see some animals, and then enjoyed the Christmas lights after dark.

At our first stop, a lioness extended her birthday greeting to Matthew. He promptly shot her...with the digital camera that we gave him as a gift (purchased used off of eBay). He did not have to zoom in. She walked right up to us, as we prayed that the plexi-glass would prove to be an adequate barrier (reminiscent of another zoo trip.)

Picture by Matthew
Bye lioness! Thanks for some birthday excitement.

My current header (also posted here for the time when it will change) features pictures of Dahl's sheep (white) and Big Horn sheep taken by Evan and Matthew on this trip.

Picture by Matthew

Picture by Matthew
Hay there, pachyderm!

Picture by Evan

Evan "swirled" his camera around to produce this impressionistic Christmas lights picture.

Picture by Evan

Picture by Evan


Laughing Lioness said...

These are wonderful pictures!! Seems like Evan like his new camera = )!

Dacia's School said...

those pics are very very cool I love the swirly lights!!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures and a Happy Birthday wish to your son!
Tammy in Germany

Mama Peep said...

Looks like you had a fun day!

Patricia in WA
Happy WW and Happy New Year!

Melanie said...

Wow! Those are fantastic zoo pictures! My kids like taking swirling pictures of lights, too. I think I have 2,000 swirly light pictures on my hard drive!

Robin of mytwoblessings said...

Great Shots!

Happy New Year


Lindsey said...

Very nice photos. Looks like he had a great birthday.