Surprise Landing

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© Deborah Downes
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Photo Info
UploadedApril 6, 2011
TakenMarch 16, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/320 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
ISO800
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Animals, Family, Urban

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A few days before I returned to Italy, I went to the Dallas Zoo with my daughter Kim and granddaughters Sasha (9) and Ashlyn (5). The girls were eager to feed the birds in the children zoo. I laugh each time I look at this shot, remembering Ashlyn's look of surprise when this bird landed on her head and then her squeals of delight. Almost went with the below pic for this theme, but couldn't resist going with this one.

21 responses

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (6 Apr 2011):

    That is an adorable moment she will always remember.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (6 Apr 2011):

    This one is perfect for the theme.....utter delight on her adorable face!! I'm sure you were delighted that you had your camera at the ready for this terrific capture!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (6 Apr 2011):

    Great shot! Perfect for the theme, Deb! What a great look on her face!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (6 Apr 2011):

    Just look at her little face :o) Cockatiels are such playful little birds, perfect entry..

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (6 Apr 2011):

    What a great fun capture Deb, their all having so much fun :)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Apr 2011):

    What fun!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (6 Apr 2011):

    cool shot!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (6 Apr 2011):

    Very, very special!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (7 Apr 2011):

    For sure, great entry and cute photo.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (8 Apr 2011):

    What a treat and great moment for all!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (9 Apr 2011):

    Perfect entry, love the smiles too !

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (9 Apr 2011):

    I just love this very endearing photo...Perfect!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (9 Apr 2011):

    Nice surprise!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (10 Apr 2011):

    Such a magic time for the little girls....and wouldn't it been a surprise for her!!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (10 Apr 2011):

    Adorable candid.....perfect for the theme ~ !!!! :)

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    Excellent moment catch!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    so much fun -- great entry for the theme

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    Perfect for the theme. It gave me a chuckle! Her expression is priceless! LOL!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    LOL!! Great timing and a fun shot!!

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (13 Apr 2011):

    I can hear her belly laugh now!

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (2 Jun 2011):

    Deborah, this is so delightful --a terrific capture of wonderful expressions (not to mention the pinks).

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