Here Kitty, Kitty….

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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Sunday Stills: The letter B

This week its all about things that begin with the letter “B”….. let the fun begin..

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At the Knoxville Zoo

Last Thursday I too a day and visited the Zoo, while not as good as the Columbus zoo for animals the Knoxville zoo has a superb landscaping crew and the flowers and grasses are, to me more exciting than the animals. Don’t get me wrong its an excellent zoo, but the admission fee of $19.95 and $5.00 for parking for each adult its a bit steep, luckily I have a membership to the Columbus zoo and got in free. Tomorrow I’ll be doing Flower Friday from the zoo.. 🙂

I used both my Nikon D50 w/ the Sigma 175-500mm and my Nikon D7000 w/ the Sigma 18-200mm. For some reason the D50 just works better with the long lens.

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Black and White Tuesday, at the Knoxville Zoo

Nothing better than a day at the zoo, even with the crowds of people and kids wakling in front of you while trying to get a pic. Oh well, it is a zoo after all.. 😉

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Its a Family Thing

I spent Friday at the Knoxville Zoo and Chilhowee park and pond and had a blast! While waiting for the zoo to open I took a walk and played with the ducks. While perusing the various waterfowl I came across a family of Muscovy ducks ( thanks to Uncle Spike for the identification) I did’nt get dad in the pic but mom and the 3 ducklings were more than enough cute for this pic. Of all the ducks I’ve encountered these were by far the friendliest ducks yet, it may have had something to do with the pocket full of quarters and the duck food vending machine which disperses handfuls of goodies for the waterfowl and these ducks knew where their proverbial bread was buttered…

More pics from the zoo to follow after Sunday Stills..:-)

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Black and White Tuesday

Black bears at Cades Cove National Park in the Smokey Mountains Tennessee. It was a great day for me a couple years back finding all the bears, good think I had my long lens, you don’t want to get too close…

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