Stuff Report – 30 June 2012: North Wales Day 4

Today’s activity started with a trip to the Welsh Mountain Zoo at Colwyn Bay. This was well worth a visit, especially as the rain managed to restrict itself to the odd, and generally light shower. A full report will follow when I’ve got a chance to sort out all the pictures on a full-sized screen, but for now, here are a couple of highlights.

The Humboldt Penguins can be seen from an underwater window, which let me get this shot:

Humboldt Penguin

Humboldt Penguin

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/320s
Focal length: 75mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 30 June, 2012
Location: 53° 17.6917′ 0″ N 3° 44.9591′ 0″ W

I think I might be sorting out a print of that one.

I was also pleased to the the Sumatran Tigger Tiger, who seemed to be in sleepy cat mode, complete with tail twitching:

Sleepy kitty

Sleepy kitty

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/500s
Focal length: 105mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 30 June, 2012
Location: 53° 17.6917′ 0″ N 3° 44.9591′ 0″ W

From the zoo, we headed to Conwy for lunch and a wander round the castle and part of the town. Then we had a scenic drive partly along the coast, passing Penmaenmawr, which is one of my favourite Welsh place names.

More pictures to come!