Afternoon off

by Helen Hooker August. 03, 2011 4298 views

We always have an afternoon off on the Wednesday of the summer school so I took the opportunity to go for a walk around the campus before the weather broke. I couldn??t resist going to see the meerkats again, although sadly I still couldn??t get behind the wire fence. It??s a shame that this particular meerkat was sitting in front of a brick wall rather than a more natural looking background but there??s such an intensity in that stare that I just had to post it. After I left the meerkats I went into the walled gardens which were a hive of insect activity. They seem to have a huge population of hoverflies this summer and I managed to catch one of them on camera as it paused to drink some nectar.

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Andrea 6 years, 2 months ago

Lovely

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Tom 6 years, 2 months ago

Love the capture of the critter on the first shot

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Birthe Vikoren 6 years, 2 months ago

How nice to have an afternoon off and to be able to photograph with such a lovely result :)

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Lynda 6 years, 2 months ago

2 lovely shots

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Josy 6 years, 2 months ago

I'm open-mouthed in front of the glance of this small animal in 1

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Marsha 6 years, 2 months ago

Both great finds and captures....wonderful color and DOF!

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Jarvo Laysell 6 years, 2 months ago

Great photos. Did you know that the meerkat has a little face on its nose?

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Moira 6 years, 2 months ago

lovely couple

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