Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stars of the Pacific Coast

At this time of year, it's hard to see any in the sky due to the ever-present cloud cover here in the Pacific Northwest, so for this post we're going under. Deep under the sea, that is. These are some of the beautiful creatures on display at the amazing Vancouver Aquarium. I love everything about this place and whenever we have out of town guests, as we did this weekend, this is our 'go to' spot. My little Canon Powershot SD750 has an aquarium setting, so I thought I'd give it a go....herewith the results:

Incredible anemone colour




Luminous jellies




Super-sized calamari (Pacific Giant Octopus, to be exact)



Everyone's favourite little fishy


What do you think these guys are staring at?


maybe they can't take their eyes off of the cutest creatures ever seen,
the elusive Pink Octopi-Noggins

pink octopus girls
(from L-R) bestest friend, D, visiting cousin

I've got a very busy stitching schedule this week so hopefully I'll have something creative to show you soon! It's not too late to get in on the GET LUCKY here to enter before Monday evening.


Kathy P said...

Amazing photos, Krista!

carol said...

Wow! Not only are you a fantabulous sewer/(seweist?), but also a darn good photographer too! Those shots were awesome!

♥Duff said...

Incredible photos! And those are the three cutest octopi I've ever seen!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Those pictures are like something out of national geographic - and don't those kids looks cute in their octopus hats!

dutchcomfort said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Amazing pictures! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing

Tracey Jacobsen said...

wow. I love a good aquarium. :)

these pictures are so beautiful! (as is little miss D... her friends are pretty cute too). ;)

Amy said...

Aquarium setting, really? Great pictures.

Dianne said...

Wow Krista,you and your camera ROCK!!! The girls are tres adorable in their pink octopi hats. Looks like you had a fun day.

Anonymous said...

I agree with all the above comments...the aquarium photos are fantastic. Except of course the one that looks like little snakes. Yuck. Photo quality good/subject bad.

I am thinking that maybe a quilt with an ocean theme is in your future. Love your SIL.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous photos, thanks for the tour!