This picture was taken at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Dad was called in to do surgery on this Ostrich. The vet was gonna tell Dad what all the parts were and Dad was just the technician. Dad handed me his very expensive Rolleiflex Magic to take pictures. The ‘surgery suite’ was just an un-airconditioned shed. It was hot, I was looking at bird guts so naturally I started to faint with an expensive German camera in my hands.
Everything turned out ok for me. Not so much for the bird as it died on the table. Not an auspicious start to my career but I did become a doctor and a photographer. Not something I would have predicted from this early experience.