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Lions, and tigers oh my!!

 

Last week I mentioned that I was going to a camera class for my Nikon D40 that I got for Mother’s Day.

What I forgot to tell you was I was also going to meet a fellow blogger at that class! Jenny, of Our Nifty Notebook happened to find my blog when I posted my camera strap tutorial. She left a comment that she too had just received a Nikon D40 for Mother’s Day. Well after emailing back and forth a bit we discovered we lived by each other and were both going to the same camera class! What a small world! You can click here to see what little “surprise” I had for Jenny.

Can you believe that we were both so overwhelmed with the class that we didn’t think to get a picture of the two of us? LOL Jenny brought her cousin to the class and they were both such a joy to meet!!

I took LOTS of notes in the class and hopefully I can get my camera out of auto and try some other settings that might help me get better shots, especially at Sunshine’s basketball games!

On Father’s Day every year, my husband decides what he wants us to do as a family that day. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned here before that he volunteers at a wildlife center near our house. He’s a BRAVE man and handles their 2 tigers.

This year for Father’s Day he wanted us to spend some time out there so I could take pictures with my new camera and the girls could take some video’s with the flip camera!

Here are few favorites from that HOT HOT day ! – don’t worry, I was NEVER inside a cage, only my lens was LOL I took some on Auto and some on”P/Program” .

The Bug Man is one of the few people who actually get in with the tigers and he’s the only one who can hand feed them, brush them and play with them.

(you can click any of the pictures to see larger)

Leo is the lion out there – no one gets in with Leo, not because he’s dangerous, but because he doesn’t know that he’s an 800+ pound kitty cat! LOL He LOVES the girls!

I love the pictures I got of him yawning! Look at those teeth! YIKES!

There are lots of other animals at Riverside Wildlife Center, I only got shots that day of some of the alligators, a bobcat, an emu and a rooster. There is a whole house full of snakes, lizards, lemurs, turtles, spiders and more!

Of course we always get a picture of Dad with his girls!

 

On a last note, my desktop computer is ready for me to pick up and BETTER than EVER! My AWESOME nephew fixed her all up and lets just say, he added some nice little extras that I am SO going to enjoy!! I can’t wait to get it back here and start playing with my pictures, get our iTunes back and running and now Sunshine and I don’t have to fight for computer time any more! LOL

 

Have a GREAT weekend!! -try and stay cool if you’re getting the HOT weather like we are!

   
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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

19 Responses to “Lions, and tigers oh my!!”

  1. Barely Domestic Mama posted on June 26, 2009 at 9:55 pm (#
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    Wow! Those are some really great photos. Big cats are my fave animals. I love the last picture of dad with his girls.

  2. Barely Domestic Mama posted on June 26, 2009 at 9:55 pm (#
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    Wow! Those are some really great photos. Big cats are my fave animals. I love the last picture of dad with his girls.

  3. Yankee Ridge Primitives posted on June 27, 2009 at 6:55 am (#
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    Cheryl, your pics are awesome! I play with other settings but mine look like P&S pics, sometimes I think its too much camera for me! I should look into classes but its hard with 2 little ones. Mr Bugman is one lucky guy, those animals are beautiful!

  4. Yankee Ridge Primitives posted on June 27, 2009 at 6:55 am (#
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    Cheryl, your pics are awesome! I play with other settings but mine look like P&S pics, sometimes I think its too much camera for me! I should look into classes but its hard with 2 little ones. Mr Bugman is one lucky guy, those animals are beautiful!

  5. Crocketts Country Store posted on June 27, 2009 at 10:36 am (#
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    Cheryl, the BUGMAN is one brave soul!!! The pictures are awsome!!!!

  6. Crocketts Country Store posted on June 27, 2009 at 10:36 am (#
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    Cheryl, the BUGMAN is one brave soul!!! The pictures are awsome!!!!

  7. Me & My House posted on June 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm (#
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    I just wanted to stop by and say hello! Love your new pics with your new camera…say, how did you frame them that way? What photo editor did you use? Okay, lady, have a great weekend!

  8. Me & My House posted on June 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm (#
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    I just wanted to stop by and say hello! Love your new pics with your new camera…say, how did you frame them that way? What photo editor did you use? Okay, lady, have a great weekend!

  9. Jenny posted on June 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm (#
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    Wow, you did a great job on the pics! They are awesome! The yawning lion is so cute!

    It was so nice to see you last week and I'm so glad we learned more about the camera. I've been having a lot of fun taking pics with it. I've been using the Aperature mode with flash a lot. The only thing that stinks is when I forget to put the flash up when using Aperature. Oops! LOL!

  10. Jenny posted on June 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm (#
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    Wow, you did a great job on the pics! They are awesome! The yawning lion is so cute!

    It was so nice to see you last week and I'm so glad we learned more about the camera. I've been having a lot of fun taking pics with it. I've been using the Aperature mode with flash a lot. The only thing that stinks is when I forget to put the flash up when using Aperature. Oops! LOL!

  11. Nicole Feliciano posted on June 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm (#
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    Nice work on the photos–and what a nice way to meet a new friend.

  12. Nicole Feliciano posted on June 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm (#
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    Nice work on the photos–and what a nice way to meet a new friend.

  13. Bridget posted on June 28, 2009 at 9:21 am (#
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    Those are GREAT pictures!

  14. Bridget posted on June 28, 2009 at 9:21 am (#
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    Those are GREAT pictures!

  15. OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique posted on June 29, 2009 at 9:25 am (#
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    I agree ~ The Pics are wonderful ~ great job!!

  16. OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique posted on June 29, 2009 at 9:25 am (#
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    I agree ~ The Pics are wonderful ~ great job!!

  17. Jessica Morris posted on June 30, 2009 at 2:38 pm (#
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    You got great pictures!! That's really cool you were able to be so close up to them :)
    I got a D90 around thanksgiving, and wow, SO fun! Enjoy your camera!! :)

  18. Jessica Morris posted on June 30, 2009 at 2:38 pm (#
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    You got great pictures!! That's really cool you were able to be so close up to them :)
    I got a D90 around thanksgiving, and wow, SO fun! Enjoy your camera!! :)

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