Sunday, March 30, 2008

Vacation Pictures

Last summer I went to visit my sister's family in Chicago. I'm usually camera shy both in front of and behind the camera, but I managed to snap a few photos. I was going through those pictures tonight, and spotted two I really like. These are from our trip to the aquarium.

I don't know what variety of fish this is, but I do remember he was very active. He was very quickly swimming laps in his tank. Additionally, the lighting in the aquarium was pretty dim and we weren't allowed to use a camera's flash. So to capture this, I had to pan my camera with him as he swam back and forth and hope for the best. I think it came out rather well. He really is a strikingly beautiful fish, and I like the little blue "eyebrow" that makes him look a little serious as he swims forward. I'm glad he was so willing to show us his full profile like this.

I won't swear to it, but I think this next fellow is a variety of iguana. Iguanas are interesting lizards to begin with, but I thought this photo captured a certain dignity and showed a more handsome side of the animal. Iguanas have great faces.

I have a few more photos I might share. I can't promise they'll be as nice as these two, but I'll do my best.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Uncle Chaz,

Matthew says that you are correct it's an iquana - a blue iquana.

Both the boys really liked the pictures.