Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thematic Photographic 7 --- Animals

Oh boy, oh boy! Carmi over at Written, Inc. picked animals for this week's Thematic Photographic! Little does he know that 2 of my favorite places are the San Diego Zoo (or any zoo, for that matter) and Sea World! Woo hoo! Pictures of animals? Where do I begin?

Here we go!


This series of shots was so comical, and I'm glad I was able to catch them. Please pardon the lines from the fences. At the San Diego Zoo this little girl (not sure what kind of deer she was) seemed to be very curious about a very large bird, a Marabou Stork (I took a picture of the sign as a reminder).



This big ol' stork must have said something scare to the little sweetheart, because she just took off running......



.... and running......

At a safe distance she was found shaking and looking for comfort.

Meanwhile, the big, mean, and very blue, stork was emphasizing his power over the neighborhood:

That wingspread could certainly have provided some shade for the little deer.

[No animals were hurt in the shooting of this montage.]

Join in the fun of Thematic Photographic. Click here for the rules. I can't wait to see what you all bring! Some are already posted. Oh, yeah, I have more --- many, many more --- to choose from so this week will be wild!

10 comments:

Heidi said...

It plays out almost like a comic strip... nice set of photos to share!

Beverly said...

Lucky you to live near a zoo. Sea World isn't too far away in Orlando, but I don't get there too often. Great photos. The stork is the boss for sure.

Raven said...

Wonderful series of photos. I love the last one with the crane's wings spread. He works for project black too, don't you think?

Slim said...

I love those! Wonderful use of the animal theme...which is one of my favorites so far.

Jenelle said...

I would have ran too! Big, old scary bird. I love his wings.

me said...

Barb - thank you for you comments, you have a way of making me feel good about the things I am capturing.

Great timing on your photo shoot, not that the big blue guy isn't interesting by himself (or the wee one for that matter) but getting the two together gives a great sense of scale.

Carmi said...

Nasty stork! The series of photos is captivating, but I found myself even more captivated by the story you wove around the photos. I'm so glad you tackled this week's challenge with such gusto. I agonize over theme choice every week, so to see a response like this warms my soul.

smarmoofus said...

Oh, wow! That poor deer... that last photo of her, huddled against the rock looking all shook up, makes me want to soothe her. Great illustrated story. Tell me, was it an exceptionally large stork, and a tiny deer, or a combination of both? Because I can't get a sense of scale from the photos.

-smarmoofus

Barb said...

Smarmoofus, very good question about the scale. It is a very large stork. They can reach 5 feet tall with a wing span over 10 feet. This particular stork was probably about 4 feet tall and his wing span was every bit of 7 feet. The little deer was about 2 to 2.5 feet to her shoulders.

Thanks for stopping by!

smarmoofus said...

Oh my! I think I would've reacted much as that deer did, then. Yikes! (Thanks for answering my question!)

-smarmoofus