Friday, March 16, 2012

the "eyes" of march

This week's P52 theme is on the "eyes" of march.  A play on words that I wasn't sure about how to creatively capture.  I'm sure I've said this before, but these themes are getting more difficult.  That, or I'm just getting busier and not finding the time to get creative with my photos and thoughts.  I've sadly been scrabbling with my posts recently and haven't been able to give them the time they deserve (or need!).  Let's just say this girl is ready for Easter Break (8 teaching days left)!

Things have been so hectic with my photo course, work, being sick, and terrible weather, that I almost had to rely solely on pictures I'd taken ages ago for this post.  Thankfully it stopped raining this afternoon and I was able to run over to the Bird Street (I'll blog more about this place soon) and take some photos to use for this theme.  

So welcome to the "EYES" of march, ANIMAL style!

The parrot is from the Bird Street in Kowloon.  
I have to say that these were all taken on Aperture Mode, which is HUGE for me! 
I actually learned (remembered) something from my photo course.  YES!

I even used the flash reduction on this picture.  


This elephant is from the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai.
These were taken in 2009.
I LOVE elephants.  LOVE THEM.  ALOT.

The baby was 30 days old...stinkin' adorable I tell you!

I didn't take this one of myself, but just love it, so I had to share it.  
I loved coming to this park and hanging out with the elephants...definitely something to do again.

This tiger is from the Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai.
I love this place and have been there almost every year since 2008.  
I think these were taken in 2009 or 2011.

Chillin' with the tigers.

I know, I know...you can't see either of our eyes here.  Ha! :)

30 comments:

  1. Oh my word, I thought the elephant photos were amazing and then came the tigers... WoW! You're so brave!

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    1. Thanks! :) It was fun and now that I think about it, it probably wasn't the smartest idea! :) Oops!

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  2. Yes, great photos, really incredible.

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  3. what great shots! i love them all :) to lay with the tiger - how amazing!

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    1. Thank you! Hanging out with the tigers was a lot of fun, although next time maybe I'll be more careful! :)

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  4. Wow what great photos! I really like the clarity of the first bird photo. You can really see the individual feathers. I gotta say though, being that close to a tiger would so freak me out. Can anyone get that close to the animals?

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    1. Thanks a bunch! I'm so glad you like the bird photos as I'm proud to say that I didn't use the Automatic mode on them...success! :) Yes, anyone can get that close to the tigers, although I think the park has become more strict with the degree of closeness. I think I was so fearless at the time that they didn't know what to do with me and just let me at the tigers! :)

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  5. Awesome! All of these pictures are amazing - but the elephant is my favourite!

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    1. Thanks so much Bridget! I absolutely adore elephants, so spending the day with them was pretty amazing. :)

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  6. I love the Elephant eye! The wrinkles and the lashes. Gorgeous! All these photos are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos! I'm a sucker for the elephant photo too. They are just such amazing animals...at least I think so! :)

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  7. Incredible pictures. My favorite is the elephant eye. Those lashes are amazing.

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    1. Thank you Donna! I'm glad others find elephants beautiful too! :)

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  8. · You are very brave... with this big tiger.

    · regards

    CR & LMA
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    1. Brave or crazy?? :) Thank you! I loved being with the tigers and can't wait for another chance to see them up close like this.

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  9. Oh my goodness...I can't believe you are laying with that Tiger AND Smiling at the same time! Sooooo cool!

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    1. It was pretty amazing! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Amazing detail and color. Fantastic photos!

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    1. Thank you! You are right though...maybe I was a tad bit nuts for getting too close to the tiger! :)

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  11. such wonderful animals and i admire your guts in posing with the tiger.

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    1. Thanks! Guts or crazy...all the same, right? :)

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  12. OH my! These are so great!! Thank you so much for sharing at "Life as this Mommy knows IT"!

    Blessings,
    Breena
    mommyknowslife.blogspot.com

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  13. I am so jealous of the snuggling with tigers!! Someday. :) Love the photos. Looks like an amazing trip. :)

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    1. Thank you! It was a pretty neat experience, that's for sure. Now that I'm older (and wiser), I might be a bit more hesitant...or not! :)

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