I snuck off to the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk and then to Azalea Gardens. My agenda was to enjoy the weather since summer is winding down here and to become more comfortable with my recently acquired Olympus E-P3. These images were taken with the Panasonic X 45-175mm or the X 14-42mm. The closeup shots were taken with the X 14-42mm and a Raynox 150. Appreciate your feedback and opinions. ~ Lee The train wasn't crowded but the day was nice so we walked. The Red Pandas are one of my favorites. This guy was wandering inside the bonobo cage. The tiger swam right up to the window. A very interesting garden and pond. Welcome to Azalea Gardens Sizzling color Plenty of butterflies Another flower closeup Found a hidden waterfall on my way back.