Friday, April 8, 2011

Day at the Zoo

I went to the Zoo on Wednesday and OH, what a day I had there.  Billy dropped me off around 9am.  I was loaded....had both my lenses, my camera, my monopod, my umbrella, and water and a snack.  It was an overcast day, which made it nice temp wise.  It did sprinkle a couple of times, but I had my trusty umbrella so I was good.  I really took my time and got some great shots....around 500 photos.  By the time I left I was really tired....I think it was around 3pm when I decided to call it a day.  I certainly can't post all 500 photos, but here are a few of my favorites.
 I was actually just shooting the flowers when this little guy magically appeared right in my camera cool is that!
 The latest addition to the zoo....Jaguar
 This beauty is a Cheetah

 Look at all those teeth!
I love, love, love my new telephoto did a great job of bringing in those shots.  Keep in mind, that all of these with the exception of the hummingbird, were either shot through glass or cages.  I do plan on going back....I have been reading up on my camera settings and want to try some different things.  Knowing where all the buttons are and what they do on my camera is a challenge....but, practice makes perfect!
Yesterday was spent resting up a bit (my legs were sore from all the walking) and cleaning up the fiver.  Belle seems to be fully recovered, but now Cosmo has had an incident.  So, we will see what tomorrow brings.


  1. Meow!..those very large kitty cats!!

  2. Love the photos!! The hummingbird is gorgeous!! I can see that going up on a wall somewhere....
    Have a good day!

  3. Wow - great pictures. I love zoos and all the gorgeous animals.

  4. Nice! No mention of a of missing poisonous snakes? That is always good.

  5. I posted on your other site, but just want to say again...great shots!!

  6. Great shots and a great way to spend the day! I enjoy going to the zoo too.

  7. What a fun day...taking pictures at a zoo. Great shots!

  8. We did the zoo last year and I gave my camera to our 10 year old grandson. He did a wonderful job, some of the pictures were amazing, as were yours.

  9. Love the cheetah picture ... so natural, it looks like you took it in Africa :-)


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