Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Einstein the Parrot ~ Knoxville Zoo

This is Einstein, the famous African Grey Parrot, who is a resident of our Knoxville Zoo. Einstein is with her trainer, Stephanie, during a Zookeeper Chat at the Knoxville Zoo.

Einstein is very talented and has made appearances on Animal Planet and other tv shows showing off many sounds & words she has learned!


Abraham Lincoln said...

Isn't it amazing that a parrot can mimic human speech and we can understand it and we cannot mimic parrot talk and they understand it. Not only that we can't bark like a dog or meow like a cat and if we try, the sounds that come out are complete nonesense to them.

Lois said...

Oh he is so cute. I would love to have his trainer's job!

gogouci said...

I've never been that close to a TV star before. You're so lucky.

JT said...

An African Grey. They are good talkers and pets.

Boise Diva said...

What a celebrity.


I's like her job.

10/21/08 ~ Thank you to Leedra from Photography by Leedra

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10/23/08 ~ Thanks also to Laurie from Glimpses of South Pasadena and your very kind words (to follow) . . .

"With gratitude and great pleasure I would like to pass the award to these photography bloggers:

Hope of Knoxville Daily Photo. Hope can squeeze images out of her Nikon Coolpix that will astonish you. The photographs of her kids capture the essence of childhood and a mother's love with the same poignancy and joy of the paintings of Mary Cassatt..."

Tanya and Laurie . . . . I am truly honored and flattered that you have chosen me to receive this award. Sincere thanks to both of you for this award and your nice comments!

10/28/08 ~ Sincere thanks to JM of Oeiras and Environs Daily Photo who has given this award to me. I am truly honored and will enjoy passing this award on to others.

11/4/08 ~ Thanks so much to Sean Claes of Kyle, Texas Daily Photo for giving this award to me, also. It's a great honor and I appreciate it so much!

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