Saturday, January 15, 2011

15/350

Dana and I have been venturing out around the town and local areas, trying to capture new and interesting places to practice our skills. After the last snowfall, we drove out to the far side of town to a remote lake which features a covered bridge and a small waterfall. After spending well over an hour out in the brisk air, I was frozen to the bone and we (I) made the decision to get back in the warmth of the car and trek off to a new location.

Not much further down the road is our local Humane Society, animal shelter and a rescue zoo. Dana and I made a “pinky promise” not to go into the shelter. With 5, much loved, pets between us, either of us needs another animal in our homes. We knew enough not to be tempted. To our misfortune, the zoo area was closed, but after peering through the fencing we spied a flock of peacocks. Their brilliant colors stood out against the sparkling white snow, a sight we could not pass up. Suddenly, I was forgetting about my frozen toes and fingers.


ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/250

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Great shot! I think I would have forgot about the cold, too. :)

John O. Roy said...

Nice capture

Courtney said...

Good idea on not going in! I wouldn't be able to come out without one as well :O) This bird is just beautiful and I love how you captured it! Don't worry, as soon as I perfect my B&W's I'll teach you!

Melinda said...

What beautiful shot- spectacular!

Chelsea said...

Wow...that's all I can say! What a beautiful image! And I'm with you on staying out of the humane societies. We're always coming home with another sweetie to add to our bunch!! ;)

The Clip Cafe said...

How delightful too see!

Carlynn said...

Nice shot!

snapshots2011 said...

Brisk is putting it nicely. I believe the comment I had was "Jack Frost was literally standing in front of me attempting to bite my nose off".
Beautiful shot though- the peacock looks like he's posing just for you!

creatingme said...

I am loving your photos! I am partial to all the beautiful dogs! Really nice!

Melissa said...

I really like this shot too. That bird is so beautiful, how could you not take a picture of it! :)

Janell said...

What a cool shot. It's trippy to see them in the snow. We have peacocks roaming around here all over the place.

Sarah P. said...

Very cool shot!

Gretchen said...

I love this shot!

Pippi747 said...

This is beautiful! I love this shot!