Posts Tagged: Cougar Mountain Zoo

February 15, 2010 – Parrot

Parrot

Parrot

Monday, February 15, 2010

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Hey everyone, I’m back! You probably noticed that I haven’t posted anything since last Wednesday. It’s all true. Turns out, my old webhost reached a new level of suckage (suspending my account for using too much of my unlimited space?? what??) so I had to scramble to find a new web hosting business to slowly suck the life out of me. For what it’s worth, if you’re looking for hosting services, LunarPages sucks, so look elsewhere. (I’m with DreamHost now. It’s of course too early to say, but so far they’re looking good.) So during the crazy DNS dance of the past several days (half of the world would land on the new server when they hit picture-of-the-day.com, the other half would still land on the old one) I never got a chance to post anything.

And, to make it even more interesting, I actually get today off work, so I’m minutes away from heading up skiing, and tomorrow I’ll be heading up to Vancouver for the Olympics. So if I didn’t post anything now, it’d be a full week of no posts. So I figured I’d toss something up here real quick before I headed out.

What, the picture? You want to know about the picture? Oh… it’s a parrot.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300 mm VC lens. 1/200s, f/10.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 184mm.

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October 6, 2009 – Emu

Emu

Emu

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Hello everyone. As promised, here’s an animal picture. I went with an emu, because they’re funny looking. I love the intense stare with the totally disheveled “hair”. Everything about this guy just screams out “awkwaaaaaaard!” What a ridiculous little animal.

This one was taken at the Cougar Mountain Zoo, out in Issaquah. (That’s a suburb of Seattle, for those of you who don’t live out here.) It’s MUCH smaller than the “main” zoo, that being the one in Woodland Park in Seattle proper. But it’s a ton of fun in its own right. Especially if you have kids. They don’t have anything super exotic (they have a couple llamas and a deer though), but you can get right up face to face with the animals (well, most of them. Not the cougars though), and feed them and touch them and make fun of them all you want. For a child who thinks the family cat is just the greatest thing ever, it’s a magical place. There’s no crowds (at least the two times I’ve been there), and parking is super easy. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Highly, highly recommended.

Following last Friday’s requests (in order received), tomorrow will be something from Colorado. There’s two I’m deciding between, we’ll see what I end up with.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300 mm VC lens. 1/30s, f/6.3, ISO 100. Focal length: 184mm.

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