Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fishy Day Trip

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes sent to Grenville earlier this week! He also got cards from family and friends along with some useful gifts too – don’t you just hate it when you get un-useful gifts? 
Our day tripping adventure was to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach, about a 90 minute drive from the Frog & PenguINN – nothing is close in a small town.
One thing I found out is that fish are not the easiest subjects to photograph – they  don’t stay still and there’s too many reflections.
stingrays (1)

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 seahorse (2)rays (3)

gator (3)
sea turtle (4)
turtles (7)
This exhibit made us think of dinner (for a few friends?)lobster large
otter (1)
This otter had the best idea for a warm afternoon !


Lois Evensen said...

Great pictures! It appears you had a grand time. ;) The otter picture is priceless.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Fantastic photo´s! It´s very difficult to take photos in aqauriums, I know because I´ve tried :-) :-)

I grew up just minutes from a small aquarium in Gothenburg and went there as often as I could. They had an alligator, or was it a crocodile? Her name was Smiley and was then the oldest of her kind ever in captivity. She was enormously boring to be honest :-) :-) :-)
Have a great day now!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We DID have a grand time, especially being indoors and away from the continued heat wave here. Thanks, Lois and the otters were such fun to watch having such a good time. Of course, they were swimming in their own large pool when not taking a break and sunning.

Christer, I always try to photograph in aquariums cause I have a camera with me, but am always so disappointed in the results. And I am not sure either of the difference between gators and crocs - both look dangerous enough to me!

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