Gorgeous day. Slow walking. Lots of sitting and chatting under shade.
The highlight of this trip was stopping by the orangutans. There is a new kid on the block!! His name is Daniel and he was born in April, 2006 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. It appears his slow introduction to his new home is complete and he seemed very comfortable in the company of Kasih, the eight year-old female! Barbara got the light just perfectly and you can see the very beginning of the cheeks that he will develop as he matures.
ISO 400, f/8, 1/15 at 135mm with a Canon EOS Rebel SL1.
Bess was sunning and protecting herself with a palm frond.
ISO 800, f/8, 1/1000 at 116mm with a Canon EOS Rebel SL1.
We checked on the pink-back pelicans. The babies are all grown up and swimming. Once again we learned that if you get to the zoo around the middle of the day there are not so many great photo opportunities as most of the animals are inactive.
The monkeys are usually still out at noon, however.
ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/320 at 200mm with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens.
ISO 200, f/8, 1/320 at 235mm with Canon Rebel EOS SL1.
By then we were ready to take a hint from the animals. We walked to a shaded area and had lunch.
Then, a duck ambled by . . . Three cameras grabbed!!!
ISO 400, f/8, 1/640 at 200mm with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens.
The birds near the shade kept us busy for a bit. We can be a funny desperate group!!!
ISO 800, f/8, -0.5EV, 1/500 at 140mm with Nikon D7000 and 70-300mm Nikkor lens.
Hey, these aren't your ordinary webbed feet. "I swim in style!"
ISO 400, f/8, 1/160 at 120mm with Nikon D800 and 24-120mm Nikkor lens.
Flamingoes are always ready to squak and pose. Tom says this image is either cute or creepy. You be the judge!
ISO 140, f/5.6, 1/750 at 300mm with Nikon D700 and 70-300 Nikkor lens.
We were carefully watched as we walked towards the exit.
ISO 800, f/14, 1/4000 at 200mm with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens.
We left the zoo and headed for Tempe Lake. Stay tuned.