Gorillas,Orangutans and Bonobos…. OH My!

Posted in Animals, Columbus Zoo, Nature Photography, Nikon D7000, Photography, Sigma 175-500mm Telephoto, wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2014 by Ed

These are the 3 great Apes at the Columbus Zoo. The Bonobos are my favorite, the family groups are a hoot to watch..

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Flower Friday and a Bit of Monkey Business

Posted in Animals, Flower Friday, Nature Photography, Nikon D7000, Photography, Sigma 175-500mm Telephoto, Sigma 18-200mm, wildflowers, Zoos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2014 by Ed

No apes in this post.. ;-)

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Here Kitty, Kitty….

Posted in Animals, Nature Photography, Nikon D7000, Photography, Sigma 175-500mm Telephoto, Sigma 18-200mm, wildlife, Zoos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2014 by Ed

Here are some of the big and not so big cats from my visit to the Columbus Zoo. It was a really nice, relaxing time over the past few days and now its time to get back on the road….
I did’nt get the Cougar or the Bobcat, maybe next time..

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Wordless Wednesday

Posted in Animals, Birds, Canon G12, Wordless Wednesday with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2014 by Ed

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Black and White Tuesday

Posted in Black and White, Black and White Photography, Nature Photography, Nikon D7000, Photography, Sigma 18-200mm, Winter Pics, Zoos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2014 by Ed

Todays post and the next few are brought to you by the Zoo in Columbus Ohio, my second home away from home. Last month they opened a new section of the zoo called “The Heart of Africa” and its awesome! Besides the Lions getting new diggs, they have brought in Giraffes, wilderbeasts, Gazelles, and Zebras as well as some new birds. All this on 43 acres of land and a HUGE panoramic run for the animals to play in. The Gazelles can actually run at full speed in the area dodging the wilderbeasts and giraffes, its really cool. More pics to come from my days off at the zoo..:-)

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Macro Monday: At the Columbus Zoo

Posted in Bees, flowers, Insects, Macro Monday, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Nikon D7000, Photography, Sigma 105mm Macro Lens, Sigma 18-200mm, wildflowers with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by Ed

Another week begins and I’m enjoying some off time in my second favorite place to do so…. Columbus Ohio and the Columbus Zoo! I spent Saturday fighting large crowds and trying to get some new interesting pics, yesterday I rested my tired bones and got some rest and today I’m going back with my long lens for some more intimate pics of the animals and hopefully it will be less crowded. While the throngs of visitors crowded around the animals I did some flower/bug photography, I’m always amused when kids and adults ask me why I’m taking pics of flowers and bugs to which I reply there are other things at the zoo besides animals with a smile, then I watch in amusement as they start taking pics of the flowers and the kids ask their parents what kind of flowers they are..:-)

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Sunday Stills: Lookin’ Through Windows

Posted in Animals, Nikon D7000, Nikon D80, Photography, Sigma 18-200mm, Sunday Challenge, Sunday Stills with tags , , , , on July 27, 2014 by Ed

Here is a mishmash of window pics…..

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