Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, August 20, 2010

August 20

We went to the zoo in San Francisco today.  Very cool place!  It was sort of surprising to be back in overcast weather though; we had low cloud cover our whole time there.  I actually got cold!  Anyway, this bird is called an East African Crowned Crane.  It's pretty unusual looking, but there's a lot of nice texture and color so the photo was nice.  It doesn't stand still though so it was really hit or miss with the camera.  Mostly miss.  I'd focus on the eye and the crane would be out of the shot before I could take the photo.  Something about the face colors and crown reminds me of British royalty.
f/5.6, 1/60, 200mm

1 comment:

A said...

My family loves the SF Zoo. Lotsa memories! The tigers have a tendency to be exhibitionists in their... ah... amorous activities, though.

I really like the framing on this shot. The crown, curve of the neck, and direction of the feathers keep my eye moving around the picture.