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.



Friday, March 21, 2014

East Tampa Sunset

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Usually I use my sunset photos over on Reflections, but, thought I would share this one with you here at Flora and Fauna today.






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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bornean Orang-utan

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Tampa Lowry Zoo











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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Siamang Gibbon

Tampa Lowry Zoo.

Sony Too and the zoom, to the rescue, shooting pretty much right into the sun.

WAYYYYY up there, yes, they are there!


More zoom.


Flying high.





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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mandrill

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Tampa Lowry Zoo.

Some of the creatures take a rest in a spot that makes it difficult for the human eye or the Sony Too to find.  We did the best we could.





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Monday, March 17, 2014

Golden Lion Tamarin

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Tampa Lowry Zoo.

Sony Too to the max.  The Golden Lion Tamarin is considered an endangered species (800 in the wild, living in Eastern Brazil) per the signage at the zoo.







*Shot through fencing/cage materials.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wallaby

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Tampa Lowry Zoo

The wallaby's lived in an enclosure you entered via two doors.  Then, you walked among them.




Lunch in the sun:






Man and the creature.  (Carol giggling.)






Saturday, March 15, 2014

Meerkat

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Tampa Lowry Zoo.

They are proficient diggers.


Next three, same creature, sniffing, here and there:












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Friday, March 14, 2014

Penguin

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Tampa Lowry Zoo

Not much zoom needed here, the penguins could walk right up to the glass enclosure to chat with their visitors.









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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sandhill Crane

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Tampa Lowry Zoo

The Sandhill Crane is a personal favorite as there is a preserve for them near one of our most fav camprounds in the Michigan State Park System.  We have had them walk through the campground making their distinctive calls.  We also have found them in the immediate area of our stick built home, have had them fly immediately over our house.








Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wild Turkey

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Tampa Lowry Zoo.

Turkey, moving, check the feet, on the run - -





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Monday, March 10, 2014

White Ibis

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Tampa Lowry Zoo.





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Sunday, March 9, 2014

American Kestrel

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Tampa Lowrey Zoo

American Kestrel, one of the smallest of the falcon family.  Putting Sony Too to work, distance, 20 feet or more?  In a wire cage.






Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lion Fish, Zebra Style, Correct Me If I Have the ID Wrong

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Tampa Lowry Zoo.

I may have the identification wrong on this one.  I have digitally edited, adding considerable contrast and brightness, in an attempt to fade out the background.  Only partially effective.  Taken inside a dark aquarium building, no flash, available light only, through the glass of the tank.







* You can read more bout the lion fish at Wikipedia.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Manatee, It's Lunch Time

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Tampa Lowry Zoo

Lunch time:







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