So yesterday’s trip was to the London Aquarium – another chance to make good use of the new 100mm macro lens I treated myself to recently.
Photographing in the Aquarium was hard work – despite my best attempts to stick to manual, the low light and constantly changing focus dealing with moving fish made that nigh on impossible, so I had to let the camera do a lot of the work for me. My prime lens also was very useful mainly because of it’s much larger apertures.
Also, I love aquariums – I love fish – they are so beautiful and alien. One thing I don’t like is children and the place was heaving with them. I guess it’s not the child’s fault they misbehave but if I were a parent I would be mortified. One of many incidents involved two children literally pushing past me (mid-photo) to get to the glass and standing on my feet(!) while the parents looked on oblivious.
Anyway, enough chatter – to the fishes!
Oh and the hilarious frisky turtles! I’m not one to judge what is appropriate behaviour for public viewing..
Penguins! Where the penguins are, the people are.. So not many decent shots – and blue lights don;t work well in pictures..
Mean looking alligator..
Only real disappointment was the octopus – hid between two rocks the whole time I was there – squeezed in like toothpaste. My photos weren’t even worth keeping – uber disappointed because I love octopi!
Oh on the way home – bubble-making man!
He was very impressive until he was driven away by children popping his bubbles before he’d formed them properly. Again.. I’d have been mortified; when the guy asked the parents to come take away the children, one parent then put the child on his shoulders and carried them to the bubbles to pop them..
Fun day though!
All other photos (I know – even more!) are visible on Flickr as usual.