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Barefoot
02-10-2009, 12:55 AM
It was sunny and 75ļ here today, so I packed my mess and headed to Riverbanks Zoo. We sprang for the family membership back in July and I havenít been back since. There were four new lion cubs there at the time that the members of the camera club were getting some good shots of, so I wanted to try my hand. As luck would have it, they wouldnít cooperate that day. Maybe at temps close to 105ļ it was too hot because I never even got a glimpse of them.

I was thinking that maybe after the severe cold snap we had last week that the warm day might bring some of the critters to life and I wanted to be there if it did. Iím happy to say I got some pretty good shots of everything but the tigers.

Iíll post one tonight, and then a few more as the days go by.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/GotFish.jpg

Marko
02-10-2009, 10:12 AM
75 degrees F - what a bum! It's been around 1-3 degrees F for the past week.

This shot is super cute. Love the glaze of water on the animal's forehead and the whiskers!

kat
02-10-2009, 10:40 AM
Aww...what a cutie! Great shot!

Last time I went to the zoo I was so upset..didn't get one good shot. Most animals were away hiding!!!

Can't wait to see more!

Barefoot
02-11-2009, 08:00 PM
Another one from the captive habitat. ďHead to ToeĒ in a manner of speaking.


http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/HeadtoToe.jpg

Travis
02-11-2009, 08:13 PM
Great water shot

Barefoot
02-12-2009, 11:42 PM
I have to wonder whatís going on in there. Itís said that an elephant never forgets.

To me, they are the most intriguing creatures in the captive habitat. They will stand and watch you far as long as you are willing to stand there and watch them.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/ElephantsMemory.jpg

Barefoot
02-14-2009, 10:51 AM
The Botanical Gardens at Riverbanks offers the opportunity to experience visual overload. This piece hangs on a wall near the entrance to the gardens.

Iím off to see the Orchids this morning.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/DSC_0012.jpg

Marko
02-14-2009, 11:02 AM
some lovely shots in this thread Barefoot!:highfive:

Barefoot
02-15-2009, 12:02 PM
Itís nice to find a girl that wants nothing more than a salad when dining out.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/CheapDate.jpg

Barefoot
02-16-2009, 03:14 AM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/DSC_0117.jpg

Mad Aussie
02-16-2009, 03:19 PM
Itís nice to find a girl that wants nothing more than a salad when dining out.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/CheapDate.jpg

Your ugly girlfriend is a great capture! :highfive:

Barefoot
02-27-2009, 12:53 AM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/SamplePort.jpg

Mad Aussie
02-27-2009, 12:56 AM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/SamplePort.jpg
Hmmm are mother in law shots allowed in here? http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/home/smf/Smileys/classic/stupid.gif http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/home/smf/Smileys/classic/hihi.gif

Michaelaw
02-27-2009, 01:18 AM
great shot Barefoot...Love the seal and the hefalump!

Barefoot
04-12-2009, 04:26 PM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/DSC_0255.jpg

Mad Aussie
04-12-2009, 05:56 PM
Oh very nice BF! Great portrait shot!