“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.”
– Steve McCurry

I took a bit of a break from working on my series, Caged.  In this series, I am creating images at the Riverbanks Zoo located in Columbia, SC.

If you have ever visited Columbia, SC in the summer, you will know why I did not visit in the summer months.  Columbia is one of the hottest places on Earth.

One of the things I enjoy most about being at the zoo is wandering with my camera seeing what catches my eye.  There is never-ending subject matter at the zoo.

Before the summer heat arrived, I was drawn to a small pool of water that contained coins.  The light dancing across the water changed the scene every second.

Wishing Well

Wishing Well

I also use the time at the zoo to practice techniques.  One day I worked with zoom blurs with several of the animals and scenes encountered at the zoo.

On the Prowl

On the Prowl

Earlier this week, I joined great friends to photograph at the zoo.  Since I was feeling a bit rusty after my long hiatus, I went to a familiar spot:   the flamingo area.

Just as comfortable as putting on an old, raggedy pair of jeans, I began photographing the amazingly beautiful birds and their feathers.  I will never tire of photographing feathers.

Rear View

Rear View

 

Adult Feathers

Adult Feathers

 

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

 

Young Flamingo Feathers

Young Flamingo Feathers

I was excited to be back at the zoo working on this series.  I am looking forward to my next trip to wander and explore.

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Comments (2)

  1. Love all the tiny details… too often overlooked… beautiful… here’s to a 2022 filled with promise and possibilities…

  2. Beautiful work Mary !

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