Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday randoms.....!


As I didn't get out and about much yesterday, these are a few random shots that I took while we were at the zoo last Sunday. One of the first things that caught my eye was the colourful and exotic Bird of Paradise, indigenous to South Africa but grown in many other parts of the world, and high in a palm tree feasting on fruit and nectar two Rainbow Lorikeet.....
 Below the nearly extinct baby Gibbon born eight weeks ago (check out the link, their pictures and the story are wonderfully inspiring).....
There is no other animal in the zoo that is more suited to a black and white shot. So here's the question, are zebras black with white stripes or white with black stripes? According to Wiki they are black with white stripes, I'm not so sure, looking at this image below I would doubt that theory, et vous? Hope your weekend is full of colour, take care and stay safe.....


32 comments:

  1. Lorikeets are such striking birds!

    I can't recall if I've ever seen a gibbon in a zoo, but I have zebras. I'd love to see zebras in the wild.

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  2. Your eye, therefore your shots, have a wonderful 'take' on life-
    Yours!
    Aloha sweet pal

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  3. I love your colorful critters and flowers for the day, Grace!! They really brighten up my gray, gray day -- AGAIN!! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!!

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  4. Very paradisiac...good weekend, Arianna!

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  5. Schöne Bilder von den Tieren im Zoo die Bilder der
    Zebras in SW sind klasse.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  6. so colorful!
    very nice

    Have a great day!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  7. A nice little tour of the zoo for us, Grace!

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  8. Bird of Paradise, Rainbow Lorikeets, gibbons, zebras, and, oh, yes, spammerus annoyingus anonymous--which, unfortunately, will never be extinct....

    As always, beautiful photos, Grace!

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  9. The colours are amazing. I've always been fond of zebras for some reason. So you've just made my day!!!

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  10. I love all the shots but mostly the Bird of Paradise.

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  11. I'm with you, white with black stripes. Lorikeets have got to be the most colorful bird around and to think they just fly around wild where you are.

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  12. A fine series, Grace. I hope you didn't take photos yesterday because you were occupied by something more fun.

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  13. Stay safe outside the zebra legs !!!
    I have seen zebra in naturel environment, in Namibia. Soon on my blog * beatrice de *

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  14. Si c'est noir avec des rayures blanches ! le pinceaux du peintre devait être bien large.

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  15. Are zebra markings actually pigmentation? I love the photos, especially as I have a soft spot for Bird of Paradise plants.

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  16. To me this looks exotic and we don`t have any of this here up in the north!
    Nice posting.

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  17. Fantastic photos! I especially love the colorful Bird of Paradise and Rainbow Lorikeet.

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  18. Terrific photos Grace - what a treat for the eyes.
    Have a great week ahead. :)

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  19. The lorikeets are so beautiful as the gibons are too. It is always nice to see them having youngsters.

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  20. What a fine photo selection, Grace! The zebra shot is so cool.

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  21. I just learned something new! I didn't know the bird of paradise were indigenous to Australia! I have always believed they came from Hawaii!

    Yes, the zebra is perfect for monochrome!

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  22. My vote goes to white with black stripes.

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  23. I've always thought white with black stripes!!!

    Random shots are good!!!

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  24. These are beautiful 'randoms'! Love the ultra-vivid colour and, you know, I always thought white with black stripes myself:)

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  25. This post is light to my heart, so special images, thanks so much for sharing!
    Léia

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  26. such lovely snaps .. i am especially keen on the zebra(s) ...

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  27. Pretty exciting indeed to get close enough for photos like these!

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  28. Beautiful, exotic photos Grace! Some scenes from my childhood :-)

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