Friday Night Photos Furry Friends Edition

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

A few from yesterdays visit to the zoo.

Red Panda
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Masai Giraffe
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Allen's Swamp Monkey
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Schmidt's Red-tailed Monkey
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Nubian Soemmerring's Gazelle
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janis b's picture

Wonderful portraits! I especially enjoyed the two giraffes necking, and the monkey peering down at you through the leaves.

We've had winter fog rolling off the harbour the past few days, and into the bush ...

If you're at the zoo this week look for the cutest little toddler around. That will be my granddaughter ; ). My daughter, her husband and their little cutie are visiting their cousins in SD and I'm sure a trip to the zoo will be on the agenda.

Enjoy the weekend everyone.

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@janis b Oh my Janis, that looks so COOL and refreshing! I mean in temps. I'd die for that now. Looks like good spots for sandpipers. My saying is when life gives you mudflats, look for sandpipers. Beautiful light, depth of field, framing, and composition on that last pic. Very well done. Most excellent. Great work Janis! Thanks!

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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

Your appreciation is very welcome, and in return I wish I could blow some of that coolness over to you.

It was chilly. I had to wear 4 layers and a wool beanie. Each day though by 1pm the sun shone in clear skies and was unusually warm for August (the equivalent of the northern hemispheres February). July was the rainiest and close to the warmest on record. A few days of morning fog is not unusual for winter here, but three days in a row and taking until 1pm to clear is unusual. Because the nights are clear it is very cold, in the 40s. The warmer sunshine hours must do something different with the climate?

Stay your cool self even in the heat ; ).

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@janis b
Very nice fog shots. The fog adds a touch of mystery to the shot. I really like the last one.
I hope your daughter and her family have a great time while there in San Diego. If I get to the zoo this coming week, I'll keep an eye out for the cutest little toddler.

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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

If you find them please send me a photo ; ).

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Hi all! Hey SP! GREAT furry fellers fotos SP! What a bunch of neat animals! Good work keeping 'the zoo' out of the photos... always a challenge in captivity shots, to me THE BIG ONE. Love those Red Panda, and any monkey always. Outstanding shots man! Thanks!

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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
Hope you will have some photos to post tonight.
The biggest challenge to photographing at the zoo is getting good shots that don't show the zoo. Some exhibits are easy, others, not so much.

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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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Here are some bugs... I may have posted these before...

Cicada are often bright green when they first emerge before the exoskeleton hardens.
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We are hearing a few now, a sign of the dog days of summer to me.
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just bumbling around here
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female Dobsonfly on gas pump hose
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A Halichtid (R), a type of native bee, and a Flower-Scarab (L) on Blue Mistflower Eupatorium.
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Placosternus sps. (c.f. erythyopus or somesuch), a type of Cerambycid (Longhorn) beetle.
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apologizes if you have seen them before...

These are the only bugs around, in photos from prior years when there were insects here. The exceptional drought has wiped them out.

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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
If you've posted these before I've never seen them.
The cicada and dobsonfly look like they could be creatures from a sci-fi movie.

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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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@dystopian

You make me laugh a lot.

“bumbling around” on google I found your native green bee. At first I thought one of us was hallucinating ; ).

Thanks for the bugs dystopian.

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and diary. I'm never disappointed. Smile
Rec'd!!

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Inner and Outer Space: the Final Frontiers.

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@orlbucfan

It's a pleasure to know of your enjoyment.

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