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f/8 – exposure 1/2000 sec – ISO 400

Flamingos at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, CA.

f/8 – exposure 1/2000 sec – ISO 400

The zoo is a wonderful local resource with lots of opportunities for learning and fun.

f/8 – exposure 1/2000 sec – ISO 320

Photographing birds with lots of light and a fast shutter speed allowed me the ability to capture the detail of the Flamingos feathers. A small aperture helps hold onto a vibrant moment of clarity surrounded by a blurred backdrop to bring all the attention to what is most important in the photograph.  Under each photo are the camera settings that I used to achieve the desired affect.

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This week the pink flamingos were playing in the water at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Humboldt County California. The sun was shining so brightly on them as they splashed around I was able to capture this particular flamingo as it bathed in the shallows. The combination of the sunshine on the water and the camera settings I used allowed me to freeze the movement and the water perfectly. Next time you find yourself with a sunny day and splashing water give it a try.

f/8 – Exp. 1/2000 – ISO-220

f/8 – Exp. 1/2000 – ISO-280

f/8 – Exp. 1/2000 – ISO-400

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This week we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to see a pair of Patagonian Cavy Kits at our local Zoo (The Sequoia Park Zoo). Only a week old they had just been released into the display enclosure!

Sweet Little Nursling

Our resident Red Panda woke up from his nap just long enough to watch us walk by.

A Black-Headed Ibis in the open air menagerie preens it’s feathers

The Pink Flamingos got a little feisty as we were about to leave. All in all it was a wonderful visit!

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