Carolyn is the young lady from the AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers) who invited me tho their fund raiser yesterday. It was held at a local Burgerville restaurant as the zoo workers waited on patrons while asking for donations for their association. This is a before and after demonstration on how to take a snapshot and turn it into a finished portrait.
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Carolyn Finished Portrait
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It’s tough getting decent photo of the zoo’s two cougars because of their environment. I got lucky during this visit because both of them were napping in a nest area covered in fresh straw right next to a PlexiGlas window.
Here’s another addition to my growing bench collection. This one was neatly placed on cobblestones along an asphalt pathway at the Portland, Oregon Zoo.
This is always one of my stops because this gang of 8-10 turtles is always piling themselves higher & higher trying to get closer to the heat lamp provided for them. It gets a bit funny when you see them three high.
As a McDonald’s nomad I’m keeping an eye on the construction of our new and improved McDonald’s at the same location. Here’s a photo of the knocked down version as well as early framing accomplished on the new McDonald’s. The scheduled completion date is in July.
This duck from the Zoo’s Northwest Exhibit was hard to track down. You see it’s Spring and therefore mating season. The males were zooming all over the place in chase of the female ducks.
I was privileged to be invited to a fund raiser for the AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers). There were a good number of members in attendance who volunteered to wait on customers and bus tables for a chance to ask for donations from the customers. Burgerville donated a portion of their sales during the event. This was an opportunity to meet the people who’s life is dedicated to the preservation of animals.
Kutai & Inji walked all the way across their outside environment to sit 3 feet from me and enjoy their snack. It was a deliberate act to be with me as I took their picture.
I can hear the music from “Jaws” playing in the background as you witness this monster from a ditch near you terrorizes your back yard.