Sunday, 19 July 2009

365 #200



Today was an outing treat as part of Jamie's birthday celebrations and we went to a very rainy Chester Zoo. Not much chance for photographs due to the rain, but when we reached the Cheetah's, the one animal this visit I really want to see, the sun came out and the rain stopped. Chance for a quick lens change and a few moments to just stand and wait. It was worth it and I have quite a few shots, but these two are amongst my favourites. I do have some face on shots as well, but I think these show her off much better.


Whilst there we went in to the Butterfly house. It took a while for the camera to get warm enough take any shots as it kept misting up after being out in the cold. Just as we were about to leave Jamie was a bit upset because one hadn't landed on his hand, then low and behold a glass wing landed on his finger. He was chuffed to bits.

8 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Wonderful photos as usual, that Cheetah is regal.

Carmen said...

Oh how amazing - that's a brilliant photo too - I would have got shaky hands in the excitement and ended up with a blurry butterfly.

deb said...

Oh I love the cheetah licking her lips!

Mole said...

What a handsome puss!

Karen said...

Great cheetah photos Vicki.

Sally said...

Gorgeous pictures of the cheetah - very majestic well done!

Linda said...

wow great shots! Glad the sun came out at last!

Coffeedoff said...

Gorgeous big cats! love the butterfly too.