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04-30-2017, 05:56 PM - 2 Likes   #5806
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
We first saw a lion and a lioness "getting busy" trying to create more lions when this "third wheel" appeared. He didn't interfere or cause a disturbance but decided to come over to where our vehicle along with 2 or three others were watching.

He visited our vehicles in turn and even decided to take a short nap under ours.

This all occurred in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

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These had intercourse the minute latter:


but the photo was uninteresting as we were on the wrong side of the scene

Lions like to take naps in the shade, and cars provide the shade in a savannah with very few trees :


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That last one looks like it has some plans for that tyre!
From today's visit to Rietvlei Nature Reserve.


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Went back to the folder from a trip to Florida several years ago and found some second or third tier images that are worth posting. Little blue heron.
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"and now for something completely different "

photographed from small vessel off the coast of Tasmania

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
"and now for something completely different "

photographed from small vessel off the coast of Tasmania
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just found out that the "nature" program on PBS stations at 7 PM my time (Central) has a program on dolphins tonight - thirteen spy cameras capture footage of dolphins
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What a day! And with the sun at your back, perfect light on the zebra.
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Glossy ibis, not showing much of its graceful bill, but the sun caught nicely to show off why it is called "glossy."
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Glossy ibis, not showing much of its graceful bill, but the sun caught nicely to show off why it is called "glossy."
very nice

the photos of these birds we got when in Tanzania did not reveal this coloration. the ones I have taken at the Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City Mo do.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
What a day! And with the sun at your back, perfect light on the zebra.
Yep, Winter months are best for such photos. e going there again DV on June 16. A few days before the winter solstice.

QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
very nice

the photos of these birds we got when in Tanzania did not reveal this coloration. the ones I have taken at the Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City Mo do.
Agree, they often look much duller, but with the right light you get some of that beautiful iridescence.

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speaking of being blessed or lucky

I went out to the Topeka Zoological Park to check out the Wood Ducks and found a "small" surprise:

A Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias [ dark morph ]- our largest and heaviest heron, the first one I have ever seen

the first photo is with the K 3 + HD PENTAX-DA 16-85 mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR , it was within 20 feet

by the time I took 3 or 4 photos and then switch lenses, it flew away

both are adults, note the long plumes on the back of the head. the second ( ? ) one was across the pond may be 25 - 40 yards away

those photos are with the K 3 + HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450 mm F 4.5-5.6 ED DC AW hand held

I also tried to get some photos as it flew directly over my head

not too good.

big big bird and big wingspan
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GBH's are very satisfactory birds: big, willing to pose, reasonably colorful. Surprised Aslyfox doesn't see them much at his location. Just about every wetland in Florida will have several.
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