by Tony Karp
What's new at the zoo?
 - Mr. Panda enjoys bamboo for lunch, <br> and for breakfast, <br> and for dinner. - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Mr. Panda enjoys bamboo for lunch,
and for breakfast,
and for dinner.
When I lived in New York City, there were plenty of zoos to chose from. There was the Bronx Zoo, the Central Park Zoo, and the Queens Zoo. Living in Northern Virginia, the nearest zoo is in Washington, DC. It's not the biggest of zoos, but it has many charming creatures and, like most attractions in DC, it's free.

It was my first visit to this zoo and we were only there for a few hours. The day was hot and the zoo was crowded, but it was still a fascinating place. I managed to snag a few pictures that made the day worthwhile.
 - What's new at the zoo? - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
This young creature, standing on spindly legs,
waits in the wings until it's time to perform.
 - Mr. Owl, reduced to black and white. - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Mr. Owl, reduced to black and white.
 - Mr. Owl, close up, displays an impressionistic demeanor. - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Mr. Owl, close up, displays an impressionistic demeanor.
 - Storks displayed as a pattern. - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Storks displayed as a pattern.
Flamingos - Lawn ornament sale at the home improvement store. - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Lawn ornament sale at the home improvement store.
 - Storks in black and white, portrayed in the Japanese manner. - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Storks in black and white, portrayed in the Japanese manner.
 - What's new at the zoo? - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
The famous comedy team known as The Three Ducks performs their "standing on one leg routine." When the audience sees this one, they really quack up.
 - What's new at the zoo? - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A portrait of Mr. Lion. When this guy roars, it's loud, really loud.
I wonder if the people who live near the zoo can hear him.
 - In this portrait, Mr. Lion is looking directly at you and wondering<br>what's for dinner tonight? - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
In this portrait, Mr. Lion is looking directly at you and wondering
what's for dinner tonight?
 - What's new at the zoo? - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Mr. Lion, transformed into another domain, using Divisionism. Although the other lion pictures were interesting, they are too realistic. This is the version that hangs on my wall,
 - At the end, Mr. Duck reluctantly leaves the spotlight. - - Panasonic DMC-LF1 - Washington DC National zoo - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
At the end, Mr. Duck reluctantly leaves the spotlight.

Some technical notes: The pictures were taken with my Panasonic DMC-LF1 camera and post processing was done with LightZone 3.
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