Thursday 14 April 2011: The Proud Daddy
Large. .....No kidding!
Some people keep Blipping the same pets/children/flowers, with me it's hippos. OK, so it's only the third time and this is quite different to the baby hippo or underwater mum. This wasn't my intended shot for today and was almost an afterthought but despite plenty of animal antics to shoot and favourable light, I just couldn't get my settings right. I have been playing with some sub-settings that I don't quite understand like white balance, style mode, AF settings etc. and I don't always remember to set them back.
The real proud daddy of the day here in Denmark is the future king Frederick. Having married six years ago to an Australian girl they are baptising offsprings #3 & #4 today - they had twins. This is huge news (here) and the fact there has never been a need for two royal baptism frocks before has caused problems. So, after much royal secrecy we now know their names : Vincent & Josephine.
I once told Frederick to "Piss off and come back when I'm done" when he ordered his sandwich from me at a very trendy joint I worked at. He was very pleasent and I was being humurous so no harm done. To be fair - who expects to see the future king stand in a long line waiting for one of my over priced sandwiches? Not me. My colleagues quickly rushed over at that point to set me right on who he was. He kept coming back so I guess he liked the food at least.