Today I went to the zoo just to get out of the house. Like always, I took my camera just in case. Normally, I am one of the first people through the gates and get my photos and get out. Today was a horrible day for lighting. We had storms early this morning and large clouds all day. It would be really bright one minute and overcast the next. Needless to say, it was nearly impossible for a beginner like me to use manual mode. So, what did I do? I kicked it over to auto just so I would stand a chance of taking a decent photo. Yes, there is a point to this. Out of 162 pictures, I had two "keepers". This first photo I am fairly pleased with minus what appears to be dust, but is pollen floating on the pond. I cropped and adjusted levels in Photoshop 7, but cannot for the life of my figure out how to get it to "look right". This second photo is O.K. at best. It is overexposed, but I tried to tweak it to look better... This one is just for fun, I liked the expression and wanted to share. Please, no poking fun at my PS 7. If I could afford something newer, I would buy it.