Pretty in Pink

I went to the zoo. I got lots and lots of pretty pictures. It was my first visit to the zoo with a DSLR camera. It was my first visit to the zoo after three digital photography classes.

I think it was my first trip to the zoo that I really found the beauty of the animals. It wasn’t about the display or how real it looked. It was about so much more than their pen and their antics.

I saw colors and shapes, reflections and texture. I saw lighting, profiles, and eyelashes. Details I hadn’t seen before and I realized….there are a LOT of birds at the zoo every animal is a great capture.

This week You Capture from my idol Beth Fletcher has gone pink and pink is sooo sooo lovely.


I have girls. Three of them. We LOVE pink!

I am sharing my photographs from the zoo. These are the ladies (and gents) that – I think – wear pink the best.

I have many more photographs from the zoo, but for now I’ll leave you feeling pink.

Lucky for me, I have ANOTHER field trip to the zoo for photography class this weekend. With the start of another class – Wildlife Photography – I am excited to get to clicking. It is amazing how different a trip to the zoo is when you are looking through a viewfinder.

Also this weekend, we are celebrating a brand new seven-year old’s birthday at the movies and having an all-girl sleepover with her cousins. Molly turned the lucky seven this week! I think we’ll have lots of pink and lots of fun. I can’t think of a better way to do it than with family that lives close, and girl cousins close in age. Funny thing is? Jason will be outnumbered by a ratio of 10:1 (if you include dogs). He will need a poker night after this. Ha.

Have you been to the zoo lately?

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

17 thoughts on “Pretty in Pink

  1. These are great pictures! I especially love the the close ups of the single flamingo. Very cool!

    (If you are so inclined, feel free to share your zoo walkabout photos in the Walkabout Chronicles flickr group! We love all kinds of walkabout pics! 🙂


  2. I love the zoo! But I haven’t been in a couple of years.

    Your photos are gorgeous, even though I don’t like birds. Can’t wait to see the wildlife photos.

    Happy Birthday to your Molly!! Hope it’s wonderful.



  3. We went to the zoo just two months ago – but I took very few pictures of animals. I was too busy taking pictures of my children looking at the animals. I will have to remember to look at the actual animals myself next time!
    Most of the time I HATE birds – too many nightmares about them when I was a kid – but those really are some pretty pinks. I suppose I can appreciate flamingos. I don’t think they have ever attacked people… have they?
    Just noticed that the commenter above me doesn’t like birds either – how funny.


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