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Bronx Zoo, NY

Discussion in 'Zoo Trips (Man Made Habitats)' started by Philth, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

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    The Bronx zoo is awesome. I go at least once a year, and if your ever in the area you should check it out. I am inexperienced with taking pics through glass, so I apologize in advance for blurry pics.:cool:

    Being so close to a Gaboon Viper, face to face, is a rush. It dosent matter if there is a 3 inch thick piece of glass seperating you.

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    Later, Tom
     
  2. rollinkansas

    rollinkansas Arachnoknight

    any other cool reptiles you see there?
     
  3. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    more snakes

    King Cobra
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    King Cobra
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    Aruba Rattlesnake
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    Emerald Boa
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    Eygption Cobra?
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  4. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Red Spitting Cobras
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    Cobra ?
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    Red tail rat
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    Green Anaconda
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    Huge Blood python
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  5. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    cool pics man.that viper in the first post is beautiful.think id prob feel safer behind the glass haha
     
  6. Jeff_C

    Jeff_C ArachnoAddicted Old Timer

    Did you weep like a baby ;P

    Jeff
     
  7. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Damn! that king is magnificent! How big was that bad boy?
     
  8. Gesticulator

    Gesticulator Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Fantastic photos, Tom. Damn, I have been to the Bronx countless times, but it never looked as good as in your posts!
     
  9. skinheaddave

    skinheaddave SkorpionSkin Arachnosupporter

    Tom,

    Great pics of what looks like a great place. You may want to consider getting yourself a polarizing filter -- takes the reflection right out of glass.

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  10. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Thanks everyone.

    Thanks for the tip Dave. Do they make those filters for regular piont and shoot cameras ? Sorry, Im a little out of the loop on Photography.

    Here's some of ther Croc's and gator's

    False gharial Tomistoma schlegelii These things were MASSIVE:eek:

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    Cuban Croc.

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    American Alligator babies
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  11. skinheaddave

    skinheaddave SkorpionSkin Arachnosupporter

    If you can put a screw-on attachment in front of your lense then you should be able to find one. A lot of point-and-shoot digitals allow you to add a filter, but sometimes you have to buy an adapter. What camera are you using?

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  12. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Thanks Dave,

    It looks like it has two tiny screws on both sides of the lens. Its a Olympus C-765 "ultra zoom".

    Later, Tom
     
  13. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Panama Frogs ????

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  14. skinheaddave

    skinheaddave SkorpionSkin Arachnosupporter

    Tom,

    Looks like your situation is similar to my own, as I use an Olympus. In your case, you need the CLA-4 lens adapter kit. This screws onto the existing lens (not the part that telescopes out, but the housing just around that -- you can see it is threaded on the inside) and provides a 55mm thread on the other end. You can then screw a 55mm circular polarizing filter onto that. Both items should be available on ebay.

    This site has some info on polarizing filters: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/polarizers.shtml.

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  15. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

    Nice pictures of good looking animals!
    The snake with the questionmark is a Agkistrodon bilineatus taylori
     
  16. Hedorah99

    Hedorah99 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    The Panamanian ones are Atelopus zetecki I believe.

    Great shots, I am going back there when the Madagascar exhibit opens. Sadly everyone I know who worked there has moved on.
     
  17. Take me with you! ;) We should plan a field trip. I've never been to the Bronx Zoo despite the fact that it's been practically down the street from me for years now. Btw, did you see a burmese python there? She apparently used to belong to the reptile guy at my petco before she started to take over his apartment and he had to donate her to the zoo.
     
  18. galeogirl

    galeogirl Arachnoprince Old Timer

    The Bronx Zoo is great. I loved all of the crocodiles and monitors they had.
     
  19. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter


    Whats the Madagascar exhibit all about. I didnt see or here anything about it?:?

    Karen, I dont remember seeing any Burm's. Its Possable I could have missed it. The enclosure that use to house the legendary Retic "Samantha" was empty.

    Later, Tom

    Green Tree Monitor

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  20. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Some stuff outside of the Reptile house.;)

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