Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Parade/Zoo-3/17, Sunset-3/25, Macro-3/26/14

Life has been good. Jon and Casey stayed at my place while they were here from March 11-15. Sorry no pictures.

Monday, March 17...
Erick, Shun Wah and I got together to enjoy the St. Patrick's Parade and the Zoo. It really has been a long time since we have gotten together to take/make pictures.

Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick was well celebrated during this parade.

Even the Royal Hawaiian Band participated and they wore these shirts. Usually their colors are yellow and red.

Knowing that the parade was going to end at Kapiolani Park, we decided to go to the Zoo which is near by. Only draw back was that most of the animals were having an afternoon snooze. Hense, not many pictures.
I had no idea that the gibbons had a baby. I thought the female was sleeping but turned out she was nursing her baby (which is what a baby Gibbon is called). Baby seems to have enjoyed his/her meal.

Tuesday, March 25...
Erma also got to stay with me for about a week. On her last day, she finally got to enjoy malasadas and Dole soft serve Pinapple ice cream from Leonard's bakery. I was pleasantly surprised about the pineapple ice cream being there. What a great send off plus the following pictures of the sun setting.

I was hoping for a green flash but this boat approaching completely blocked the sun as it was going down. Uggh. (Lol, maybe there was no green flash.)

Wednesday, March 26… (State holiday Prince Kuhio Day, in honor of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole)
Our photo assignment for this week is macros. I am really enjoying Scott Kubo's class. We have experimented with different filters. (near infrared, polarizer and neutral density)
I was able to trade in my 60mm macro at Lighthaus Camera and pay the difference for the 100mm macro. Yippee. They even said that my Canon T5i has enough megapixels to allow me to crop and get clarity. It worked!!! 

Also at  Foster Garden, I was happy to see this plant, Titan Arum or Corpse Flower. See the link for more info.