2013
09.30

Avian Retreat


There’s more than one way to look at something. A different perspective is a good thing.

We went to Como Park in St. Paul, Minnesota today. A childhood memory of a visit by Karen prompted the return visit, decades having passed since last here. There’s a zoo and a botanical garden in one part of the park, sitting together with one entrance.

We toured the zoo first, these birds being our first sight. I got a few pictures of the beautiful Flamingo birds with their long beaks and pink feathers, standing tall above the other birds on thin legs.

We saw many other specie of animals, including Tarantula, Polar Bear, Bison and Orangutan, then made our way back to the entrance, to head to the botanical garden. As we neared the entrance. I saw this view of the pond where the birds were and stopped short.

The framing by the green leaves, and the rippled reflections in the water thrilled me, and I quickly fired off a few frames to try to capture the moment. Not bad, but not nearly as good as being there. It’s a fond memory that I’ll access when I look at this image down the road a piece.

There’s always more than one way to see a thing.

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