Mary Presson Roberts Photography

Caged: Back to the Zoo

“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.

Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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