South Padre 2016 Part 4

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South Padre 2016 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:42 pm

It is now 2/3/16 and we are visiting the zoo in Brownsville, Texas.
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Always time for flowers.
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Our first encounter with zoo inhabitants.
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They are definitely colorful.
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I bet he would like to take a flamingo out for dinner.
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Zoos always have deer-like animals.
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The original picture was portrait-oriented. I plopped it on top of a larger portion of itself and cut away small portions.
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Those flowers seem to brighten every scene.
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This one doesn’t seem to be doing too bad, either.
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What’s not to like with trees that bloom?
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Caught one bloom up close.
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This tree looks either confused or possessed.
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Re: South Padre 2016 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:16 pm

Ever notice how zoo animals are frequently asleep when you try to see them?
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Unusual spot for a peacock.
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A good reason for the “odd bird” nomenclature.
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I see you, too.
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A bald eagle wannabee.
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We scratched this animal’s head, about the horns, and he seemed grateful.
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Notice the far-right interloper. (Not a political pun.)
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“Go away! I’m trying to sleep!"
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Nice places to sit at this zoo.
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My treatment of the background on this portrait-oriented image makes this clever fountain appear to be imbedded in stone. It’s not.
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This is a Bornean Bearded Hog. His nose looks misplaced.
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Do you know why a stork lifts only one leg? Because if he lifted the other one, he’d fall down.
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Re: South Padre 2016 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:35 pm

We have here some serious bamboo.
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I have no idea who this man is, but he saw my camera and struck a pose. What else was I to do?
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He was so pretty...
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…I had to take another picture.
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Not just a pretty face.
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Speaking of faces...
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This looks like the same sort of duck but with a white head. I wonder if they are on speaking terms.
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I’ve seen automobiles with pinstriping, but this goes too far.
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All decked out and ready for church.
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Another pretty bird.
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And another picture.
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Now we’re into Star Wars makeup.
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Re: South Padre 2016 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:58 pm

Starting off with a really bad photo. Maybe things will improve.
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Can’t get too close to this one.
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Love his suit.
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Promising sign.
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These are pygmy hippos. I’m struck with their intensely black color. Almost like patent leather.
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Trying to dress up chain link.
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Unexpected falls at a zoo.
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You might see something like this on the Jungle Cruise.
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This “tree” looks a bit fake, but I like it.
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I don’t see how this animal can even move, although I’m pretty sure he can.
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These guys know how to monkey around.
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This is an island for monkeys, but I don’t see any. Hey! There is an American Coot (duck) in the water!
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Re: South Padre 2016 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:23 pm

I took many picture of this weird bird. He was very tall. Didn’t write down what he was.
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How odd that these ducks (of the same feather) would line up on this makeshift ledge.
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This guy was quite far away. Probably on purpose.
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Cute and cuddly.
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Not so cuddly. They look like hub caps.
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Here’s another shot of the odd bird, standing upright and still. “Me and my shadow.”
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Spent more time on this one than the result warrants.
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Ever seen a monkey with white hair?
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Signs help explain.
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Notice the variety. Like the Star Wars bar scene.
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No fear of heights.
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The zoo attendant stood still while I captured the zoo patch.
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Re: South Padre 2016 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:40 pm

“Go tell Aunt Rhody the old gray goose is dead.” Wait! This one is still alive!
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I called the bird I saw (in the next picture) a black turkey. According to this sign, it was not a turkey.
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So, here is the Double-Wattled Cassowary. Yeah, I’ll remember that name. No, I think I’ll stick with “black turkey.” But I’ll stay away from him!
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Oops! Didn’t mean to awaken you.
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Just hangin’ around.
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I don’t know what this is, but he is cute.
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What a way to carry your baby around.
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He tried to run away from me.
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Don’t touch!
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Another cutie. But different.
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Clever rendering on the zoo wall.
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Keep your distance!
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Re: South Padre 2016 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:49 pm

If you were a big turtle in this venue, this is what you would see.
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Bath time.
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An odd duck, as they say.
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At first, I thought these were flamingos, but they’re not.
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Definitely not a flamingo.
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This is not a particularly good picture, but I think I found a truly angry bird.
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Big turtle hauling tail feathers. That branch upper left looks like a man walking.
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In this picture, the monkey on the left is wondering what is wrong with his friend. In the next picture (not posted), he went over to find out.
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Ah, flowers. they look more like hard candy.
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Snack time.
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The zoo went to a lot of trouble to provide monkey playgrounds.
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All the above pictures were the result of a simple crop to a 4:3 aspect ratio. This one started out portrait-oriented. I spent some time faking the two sides with larger portions of the original. I’ll post a smaller version of the original below.
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I love Photoshop.
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Re: South Padre 2016 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:13 pm

We visited a beautiful cathedral built in 1856 through 1859.
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Many stained-glass windows.
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Even the walls were impressive.
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Just candles. Not sure where I saw them.
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Shot from the back.
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I bet the light came from candles back in 1859.
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Another window.
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Ditto.
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Overall impression.
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This picture started out as portrait-oriented. I fussed with it to get it into a 4:3 landscape.
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Fellow tour-bus folks investigated the cathedral.
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Can you spot my son and husband? (I’m the one holding the camera, out of sight.)
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