Friday Night Photos Zoocchini Edition

Happy Friday everyone. As always, post any photos you like.

I spent a few hours at the zoo Wednesday morning. And just like my visit to the Safari Park a few weeks ago none of the large animals were out or were sleeping. Thankfully the smaller critters were good enough to step up and say take my picture.

Hamadryas Baboon
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Not a good day to be a mealworm. Southern Carmine Bee-eater
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Schmidt's Red-tailed Monkey
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Meerkat
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I really need a new mattress. Red Panda
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American Flamingo
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Bollox Ref's picture

When they hit it big in '69.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref
Nice shot, BR.

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When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show... when you're born in America you get a front row seat. _George Carlin

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@Socialprogressive
https://www.qwant.com/?q=ramp+festival+allium+tricoccum&t=web

TIL (= “today I learned”) that the name “Chicago” refers to ramps / the wild leek…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago#Etymology_and_nicknames

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@Bollox Ref

It's nice to see you as always. That is a very strong image, and album cover. The swinging movement of the garlic is musical and intriguing. Do you have a sample of the group's music to post?

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@Bollox Ref
Yum, and great cover!

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

janis b's picture

Thank you for your wonderful portraits. The clarity and composition is always so stunning, and the moments you capture are distinctive.

From a walk on the beach yesterday …

Have an enjoyable weekend everyone.

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@janis b

I have the one with purple hues in my photo library and love running across it.

Social your photos take me back to my youth when I visited the zoo. I haven’t been there in decades but I’ve read that it’s been updated nicely over the years.

Here’s Soreass pass from this side. I’ll tell ya it looked much worse standing at the top looking down and finding a path. It’s the one in the middle.

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It is not until the tide goes out that you discover who has been swimming naked.

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@snoopydawg

I remember how much you enjoyed that drawing in the sand. This one is from the same beach, close to the same spot, different year and time.

You live in such a classically beautiful mountain environment. I’m glad you made it down the mountain safely.

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@snoopydawg
Nice landscape shot of Soreass pass.
If you haven't been to the zoo in decades you wouldn't recognize the place.

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When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show... when you're born in America you get a front row seat. _George Carlin

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@snoopydawg great pic, looks a wonderful place. Keep on campin'.

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@janis b
From the first shot it looks like rain is on the way.
Love the sand patterns. Simple yet captivating.
Enjoy your weekend too.

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@Socialprogressive

As I walked out it started to drizzle. A few hours later it was bucketing down.

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@janis b Looks mighty inviting to a sea and shore birder... I love the flamin' lines in the sand. Great patterns. Beautiful photo Janis!

be well!

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian

The other side of the coast land in the foreground would have even more interest for you. It has a vast swampland and sand dune area on the open ocean. It's a 25 minute drive over the mountain from home on a narrow gravel road that occasionally is closed due to slips.

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@janis b
I like the sand the best, I think, although, I'm pretty sure it would depend upon my mood which one I like best. Simply gorgeous art!

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

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@Sima

The landscape around me provides great subject matter! I photographed the ocean because the mood of that moment was so appealing.

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Hi all, Hey SP!

GREAT animal photos SP! Awesome work man. Beautiful great stuff! Love those Carmine Beeaters.

For a long time when zoos were keeping Flamingos in captivity for extended periods, they lost their color. The pink faded. Then they figured out, feed them brine shrimp. I don't know what they use these days, I think it was the carotene that did it. Maybe they have something else, but for decades brine shrimp was the magic secret to keeping yer Flamingos pink in captivity. Great photo!

Great pix all! Be well all!

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian
I knew diet played a part in the flamingos color, but I didn't know it was brine shrimp that gives them the pink color.

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I can't pick just one I like the best, I like them all! Kudos!

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

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@Sima

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When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show... when you're born in America you get a front row seat. _George Carlin

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It took me a week longer to get this pic than I thought. We've been so cold and wet here, that the roses didn't really start blooming until last week. So here's the rose bush in a picture from today, to compare with the pic I posted two weeks ago, of the bush from about 25 or so years ago.

The area around the rose bush needs weeding. Look at those grass tops!
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Here's a goat pic I took today. This is Lily, the smallest full grown goat we've ever had. She had a tough childhood and is completely tame, trusting and friendly because of that. I adore her.

Lily is about half the size of the boy goats, and 2/3 the size of the other girl goats.
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And finally, this isn't the best of pics, but it shows something I am proud of. I planted this tree almost 30 years ago; it was about knee high when I did. It's over 80 feet tall now!

Poplar tree, getting old.
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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

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@Sima
Back in the 60's my dad planted a small Redwood tree in the backyard. It grew to be real tall like your Poplar

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When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show... when you're born in America you get a front row seat. _George Carlin

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@Sima

looks very happy under your care. The Poplar and Lily are definitely something to be proud of.

Thanks for the photos

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lotlizard's picture

fur and every barb of the flamingo’s feathers appears clear and crisp, even to my ageing eyes. (Guess there’s something to all that Apple marketing-speak about its Retina displays.)

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and Rec'd!! Smile

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