On Saturday, we took SteelyKid to the Bronx Zoo. It was kind of hot, and she got a little over-tired by the end, but it had a lot of amazingly cute moments, too. And, unlike Sunday’s trip to the beach, I brought my camera and shot a couple hundred pictures of various things. Including this shot of SteelyKid on Grandpa’s shoulders at the start of the day:
That’s a keeper, all right. What was she looking at? Well, this happy couple:
Hello, large predatory cat.
And hello to you, too, Aslan.
(These could probably be improved further with some slightly more sophisticated image processing– the sunny bits in the background lose a lot of detail when I bump the levels up enough to make the foreground objects look right. I have a big book on digital photo processing, now (a birthday gift), and these will give me some good material to work with as I figure that stuff out. In my copious free time.)
(Also, these were shot with the 55-250 mm zoom lens I bought last fall, which totally justified the expense on this one zoo visit. I got some really nice pictures that would’ve been completely impossible with the kit lens. It made shooting people a little awkward, but I still got some good SteelyKid shots, as well.)