Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Well, I can get a turtle to smile at me.....

and a blowfish.....

but not Sam! LOL!!

We went to the Dallas Aquarium last week...I've lived in the Dallas area for close to 25 years and have never been there! That's so wrong!! It was awesome....so cool to see all the animals, though I did stay clear of the snakes! LOL!!

One of my favs...

Some of you Aussie might reconize this one....

And Happy Feet has nothing on this little guy!

And what would a post be without photos of Gracie....

Last one...

Goodness, that was a lot of photos!! LOL!!


Blogger Ck Photography said...

those are awesome pictures and gracie is looking so much older. I love your blog-- I got to it off Nicole Barczack's. Your work is awesome

5:50 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Oh how funny! I love the smiles on the fishes faces!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Amy Hall said...

Wow it doesn't matter if you take a picture of animals or kids, you always do amazing work!!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Noel said...

So funny! Love the smiles you get from animals but not Sam. It looks like a great place to visit, I bet they had a great time!

7:29 PM  
Anonymous amy said...

WOW!! Those are simply amazing pictures!! I love the smiling ones!

7:38 PM  
Blogger The Doerflers said...

Wow! Those pictures of the fish rock!! I love the flamigos too, and the seahorse! Wow! Your littles are too cute as always (even if Sam didn't smile!)

8:12 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

beautiful pics! your underwater shots are so clear! amazing!

btw, i got your actions last week and i LOVE them!

great job!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

lol you made me giggle with the turtle and the fish smiling :-) Great photos though (as usual grrrrrr :-))

2:47 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

MY DAY IS SOOOOO COMPLETE!!!!!love everything...and lil' Sammy is here to visit...love the turtle smile. The last picture of Gracie, Brenda, is just one of your classic. You spoil me today, I love it!!! thank for the picture overload, I love each one!

Thanks for making my day!!!!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

OMGOSH girlie. Those are FABULOUS! I love the start of your post with the smiling pics & then Sam..LOLOLOLOL!!!!

Awesome coloring & great job on photographing all those in the tanks. WAY COOL!!!!!!!!!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

How funny...I love the smiling faces of the fish and turtle...but not Sam. Love all the awesome aquarium photos you captured!

9:12 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Great job on your sea life photography. Too bad they're not paying customers, I'm sure their parents would love these ; ).

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Toni said...

love the pics! I was wondering if you used flash in any of these or if you know what settings you were using. We're headed to sea world in a few weeks down in San antonio and I want to take some good pics! Thanks for the help! two_oni@hotmail.com

1:18 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Awwww...thank you everyone! =)

LOL Tiffany....I thought that to when I opened it up. I have one of her just like it when I first started out and it's no of my all-time favs. =)

Michelle...glad you like the actions....thanks sweetie!!

Toni....no flash! I will never use that thing even for a fill flash. LOL!! The ones that were for the dark tanks were all shot at 1/125, 3.2 and 1600. Outside the ISO was between 400 and 800. I hope that helps. =)

Thanks again everyone!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Lulu said...

great shots...love the smiley fish faces!

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Julie C Butler said...

Thank you Thank you for sharing these - it was nice to see something different from you Bren :)
These are all gorgeous of course!!
I love them all .. Sam is so precious .. and I hate to tell you this - But your baby is groing :(
Great post Brenda!!

3:53 PM  
Anonymous meg said...

even the stingray smiled for you... but look at Sam- when did she get so grown up!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Marla said...

Dang, Brenda ... you took some awesome shots at the aquarium!! I always enjoy your blog. :)

9:58 PM  
Blogger lynne said...

Don't you just love taking photos at the zoo!!! These are fantastic, and thanks for sharing with us your specs.

7:54 AM  
Anonymous janine said...

That photo of Sam really made me laugh:) And I reckon you could move into the wildlife photography sphere any day!!

9:05 AM  
Anonymous amy said...

dude, i LOVE dallas world aquarium. we go there all the time!

my only beef is that it's a tad on the expensive side. ;)

great pics - as always! :)

9:35 AM  
Blogger Becky (Daisyduster) said...

Ohhhh so glad you shared your settings on these! I never get great pics thru the darn glass and bad lighting! These really have inspired me that it CAN happen!

6:09 PM  
Blogger athousandwordsphoto said...

Amazing, as always!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous sara anthony said...

How creative and cute!!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Awww, how cute! Looks like all the little fishies were smiling for you :)

7:36 AM  
Blogger Jinksee said...

Amazing photos!! And no..never too many photos in a post. Love them all!

6:12 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

WOW! What fabulous indoor shots! Your colors are incredible! Love the smiley ones! too funny!

12:40 AM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

Wow, my aquarium photos never even come close to these... But you are "Brenda" so leave it to you to get great shots even through glass and dark places. :) Someone else made the comment that now they know it can be done and I think that's how I feel too. We have passes to our local aquarium and you can bet I will be trying harder next time we go! Thanks for the inspiration. BEAUTIFUL photos and so interactive, as odd as that seems to capture at an aquarium. :)

12:08 PM  
Blogger Tina Parker said...

LOVE The Aquarium shots, there's some great color there!!
You have me crack'n up with the smiling turtle and blowfish, then the photo with Sam and the stern look ;)
Gracie is looking older- growing into a beautiful young lady!!

6:46 AM  
Anonymous EliZabeth said...

These are awesome shots.. I love them.. so cool .. looks like a wonderful place to spend a day..

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

Had to comment again to tell you that when my daughter (3 yrs. old)sees me reading people's blogs, she likes to get up on my lap and look along with me... Actually, she takes over the computer and scrolls and clicks on photos herself. Since this post, she now asks for the fish and she could just look at these photos forever! She also likes looking at your Gracie... Her best friend is also named Gracie, but she has always called her Cee-Cee. So your daughter has been renamed Cee-Cee too!

12:05 PM  

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