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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Florida Vacation Photos: Part Eleven

I am continuing with photos from our trip to Florida in December.

This is the second one of two on some photos I took at the St. Petersburg Aquarium.

The Aquarium sits at the end of a pier in this building, which also holds some gift shops:

Some more of the gorgeous bottom plants and sealife in the tanks:

I loved all the colors, textures and movement at the bottom of the tank.

A closeup of another one.

Look at the textures.

Don't you wonder what they feel like?:

By the way, Nemo says HI:

Isn't this one a beauty too?:

See how the little green seahorse blends right in?

He was just gently floating among the green plants:

Bunches of fish would just slowly swim by as I took pictures.

It is exceptionally calming to watch:

Ooooo...more "bubble plants" to look close at:

Maybe this is what our skin looks like when we get goose pimples?


Sara said...

I love all the gorgeous colors, so beautiful!

I had to take a second look at the little green guy, he blends in so well!

Have a great day!

Bernie said...

These pictures are so clear and so very beautiful.....I do feel serene and relaxed as I look at them, I have run out of words to describe how I feel about your photography Joan other than just saying from my heart...I love them.
Enjoy your day, luv ya....:-) Hugs

Anonymous said...

I love watching tropical fish. It is very calming. I've thought about getting a screen saver of tropical fish but figured I wouldn't get any work done. I couldn't get your seahorse photo to load but I might try again later! Your photos are so pretty. Vibrant.

L. D. said...

You do know that the blue fish below Nemo is the costar in that movie. I think that you have taken some wonderful aquarium shots. Your camera and you are the best.

Lucy said...

The blues are caught perfectly... hmmm.. we used to say on film! I guess now we say just caught?

RNSANE said...

Lovely pictures of sea life...I find aquariums so mesmerizing. I never tire of them yet I've always been to lazy to put one in my home.

rainfield61 said...

You managed to have good pictures through the glasses.

Brian Miller said...

colors and textures is right. wow. i love seahorses as cool!

SquirrelQueen said...

More beautiful shots, I love it. The second one down almost looks like blue fabric. I also love seeing the little green seahorse, he is so cute.


J.J. in L.A. said...

"By the way, Nemo says HI"

Haha! You are TOO cute! : )

I'm not a fish/aquarium person but these are awesome!

The Retired One said...

Sara: Thanks so much!

Bernie: I am so glad you liked them!

Cathy: You must be on the road and able to get wifi! Hope your trip is going well.

L.D.: Thanks so much!

Lucy and Dick: Yes, I was glad to "catch" the fish (smile).

RNSane: Me too, plus I wouldn't want to clean the tank or worry if we went on a trip as to who would feed them.

Rainfield: Yes, I am glad that they all didn't glare from the glass.

Brian: Thanks!

SquirrelQueen: Yes, I really thought the green seahorse was neat when I spied him in the tank.

JJ: Glad you liked them!

Insanitykim said...

I love the seahorse! I can't wait for your scuba diving pix! Oh yes, I am expecting that from you in the near future! :)

Loree said...

The bubble plants are way too cute.

ashley folkema said...

What a nice little dose of warmth! :) I am loving the textures.

The Retired One said...

Insanity: Oh, the pressure! The PRESSURE!~!!

Loree: I really liked them too.

Ashley: me too...and the colors were gorgeous!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

More gorgeous pictures, Joan... Aren't aquariums just wonderful????

Loved the pictures.

Kearsie said...

I must squeeze those bubble plants. I must.

grannyann said...

Fish are calming to watch, but hard to clean out a big aquariium

The Retired One said...

Betsy: I wish I had one of my own, but they take special talent to keep everything alive and a lot of maintenance.

Kearsie: That is exactly how I felt...but I controlled myself and didn't reach in the tank. Besides, I don't know what pirana's look like.

Grannyann: I am sure! That is why I don't have one.ha

Rick (Ratty) said...

That looks like a really great place to have an aquarium. I like that first blue creature. I love that color. And seahorses have always been some of my favorite animals. Great pictures of everything.

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