View Full Version : Just a few from the local village zoo

03-21-2011, 06:27 AM
A few from the local zoo in the village of Linton, Cambridgeshire, UK, this weekend. It's a funny little place, the owners' (modern, red-brick, 4 bedroom-ish) house is part of the site, so it feels like you're walking around their back garden.

Most of these are through wire mesh, so contrast has suffered somewhat, (the lion especially, even though contrast is bumped up to almost the maximum allowed by LR3).

Two birds (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5545438736/) by thoughton (http://www.flickr.com/people/thoughton/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5545438736_8b8ddccc5a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5545438736/)

Nap in the sun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5545080720/) by thoughton (http://www.flickr.com/people/thoughton/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5017/5545080720_8f0fa14fd3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5545080720/)

Marabou walk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5544500427/) by thoughton (http://www.flickr.com/people/thoughton/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5133/5544500427_18385650a7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5544500427/)

Zebra in the sun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5545071064/) by thoughton (http://www.flickr.com/people/thoughton/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5545071064_f94bd1e357_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5545071064/)

Lawn mower (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5548347181/) by thoughton (http://www.flickr.com/people/thoughton/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5104/5548347181_a0733bd8f0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5548347181/)

Marabou portrait (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5544478421/) by thoughton (http://www.flickr.com/people/thoughton/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5544478421_0fd6989008_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5544478421/)

And this guy wasn't an inmate, he just happened to be passing by and stopped off in one of the turtle ponds. But he posed ever so nicely in front of a lovely yellow bush so I couldn't resist snapping this one ;)

Duck on wall (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5545074754/) by thoughton (http://www.flickr.com/people/thoughton/), on Flickr
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5135/5545074754_51ebeaa06a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughton/5545074754/)

*Edit 22/3: Replaced Lion and Tortoise photos with new versions.

03-21-2011, 07:09 AM
nice set. I do love the sleeping lion picture, he looks so determined to be asleep!

03-21-2011, 08:19 AM
Thank you Bambi. Some great stuff on your blog! Love the mono snow shots.

03-21-2011, 09:09 AM
Zoo or not, I really like animal shots and you've got some nice ones here. That lion is hilarious! Love the expression on his face.

03-22-2011, 01:21 AM
Cool shots! That mallard is a pretty girl! And that is a lovely glamour shot of her. Love the colorful "Two Birds" and zebra especially!

03-22-2011, 05:47 AM
Very nice zoo shots, especially through mesh fence. Very well executed Thoughton.

03-22-2011, 05:40 PM
Cools set. I really like that lion picture.