Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Komodo Dragon


Tampa Lowry Zoo.

Sony Too ZOOM!

Yes, he was behind glass.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014


I have tried at just about every zoo for a photo of the sweet ever moving seahorse.  I have failed several times.  They are usually shown in dark aquarium buildings.  And, did I say, they are EVER MOVING!!  Even when "resting" sometimes hooked onto the flora with those tails, they are moving, swaying to and fro.

When we visited the Tampa Lowry Zoo I tried again.  I took 13 photos, these two turned out the best I have done yet.  Both photos have been sharpened during the editing process.

You can see this little fella (or gal) is clearly hooked onto the flora (not sure if that is real live flora or not):


Friday, February 21, 2014

Caribbean Flamingos

Tampa Lowry Zoo.  These Flamingos are from North and South America.  For friend Linda, who says she loves flamingos.

At rest, one leg, two legs, heads tucked, actually sorta quiet and still.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tampa Lowrey Zoo Elephants

Friend Barbara requested elephant photos.  So, I tried.  There are 6 photos here, there are at least that many that are out of focus.  The elephants were somewhere between 500 and 750 feet away, that being the best guestimate of Man's.

Part of the herd, 3 adults and one very small baby.

There are actually two babies in this photo, one to the left, the other hiding behind mom about the middle.

Baby, Sony Too zoomed, danged pole!

One of the adults.

Same baby as above, I can tell by the mud on it's ear.  Having a spot of grass/hay/straw.

There ya go Barbara.  Best I could do.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Crocs and Gaters, They Got TEETH!

From our visit to the Tampa Lowry Zoo:



Crocs are supposed to have a more narrow snout, gaters wider.  I hope I never get any closer than I was today, cause face it folks, they both have TEETH!!

(By the way, I was NOT close at all, thank you Sony Too!)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Clouded Leopard

Man and I went to the Tampa Lowry Zoo.

As always I shot way too many photos and as always, many of them are crummy.  Shooting animals is a challenge.

This is the clouded leopard.  It is from Southeast Asia.  Signage at the zoo said this cat actually purrs like a smaller cats.

Photo taken from 30 or 40 feet (or more), through fencing.  The while lines down the sides of the face are the fence.  I decided to go for face shots on many of the creatures rather than have photos with more fence than animals.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Spring WILL Come, I Promise, Says the Red Maple

On Valentine's Day Man and I went for a drive and ended up at Crowley Natural & Cultural History Center down by Sarasota.

Proof was found that spring WILL come, red maple leaves emerging.

For all the snow bound millions, there is hope.