Monday, March 10, 2008

San Diego Zoo

One of the local Meetup.com photography groups went to the San Diego Zoo last Thursday. We had no ambition spending the day covering the complete Zoo, but rather seeing the most exciting animals that was most active during early morning before it became to hot and they would just hang out in the shade.

The tigers were first on the list and the tiger did not make us disappointed. The breakfast bone was thoroughly taken care of. Yummie! At first the tiger was in a shadier area which made it difficult to shoot with my Nikon D70 (low ISO capabilities) and may fairly slow lenses. Most photos came out pretty blurry. Did anyone say Nikon D300 and a couple of fast lenses? later the tiger moved to the sun in an area which allowed us to get closer. Well trained performer.

The monkies are always a lot of fun to shoot. Just make sure you got plenty of memory cards,it's easy to spend too many shots.

There were a lot of colorful animals to shoot, these are just a few of them.














Watch my complete set of photos from the Zoo here. Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

John Watts said...

Mikael,

I like the way the background is blurred in the parrot shot - very nice -

Cheers,

John :-)