Sunday, February 25, 2007

A Grand Day Out

6 a.m. this morning saw us reluctantly get out of bed as DD was swimming in Leeds & we had to be there for 8 a.m. She's missed nearly two weeks training so didn't do as well as she'd hoped but we left the pool by 10 so were determined to make a better day of it. Tropical World was a short drive away & we had a great time.

We didn't see as many butterflies as we have done previously but maybe it's the wrong time of year:

butterfly
brown butterfly


butterfly feeding
Leaf butterfly feeding


white koi carp
White Koi Carp


Koi Carp
Koi Carp


marble teal duck
Marble Teal Duck


Red eared Terrapins
Red eared Terrapins sunbathing


tropical flower
Tropical red flower


bearded dragon
Bearded dragon


Stripey Grass Mouse
Stripey Grass Mouse


bird
little bird


tropical flowers
Tropical yellow flowers


blue & yellow macaw
Blue & Yellow Macaw


Green Igunana
Green Igunana


This Piranha looked as if it'd been rolling in gold glitter:

Red Bellied Piranha
Red Bellied Piranha


Ring Tailed Lemur
Ring Tailed Lemur washing hands after eating a piece of apple


My favourite photo of all but I don't know what type of fish it is - if you do please let me know:

tropical fish
unknown fish

7 comments:

Susan said...

Nice pics! I'll go out on a limb and suggest a wrasse for the mystery fish. Maybe a small (though the size of your fish is not obvious) humphead wrasse.

modelwidow said...

No idea about the fish I`m afraid but the stripy mouse is adorable !

Kayleen said...

My goodness you take wonderful photos. May I ask what type of camera you use? I would love to be able to take better photos.

Kayleen
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Put a Sock in it said...

Fabulous photos! They'd be perfect for scrapbook layouts.

I particularly love the fishies, though I've no idea what your mystery swimmer is.

blueadt said...

Kayleen - I'm not the photographer my DH is. He uses a Fuji s2 pro camera and a Nikon VR 70-200 f2.8 lens
http://www.camerahobby.com/Review-70-200mmVR.htm

Thanks for all the comments, I'm making sure he sees them :-)

RoxyKnits said...

Oh I just love the iguana and the bearded dragon......looks like a fabulous place ;)

Laughingrat said...

Wow, the little bird and the lemur are especially great, but the stripey grass mouse steals my heart. Beautiful little creature!