The sister and I went on a photo adventure last week- ending up at the Fort Worth Zoo. I rented the Canon 300mm 2.8 just to try it out. (Thanks @DallasCamera!) Almost too heavy for my puny arms, I was glad to have brought along my monopod. But wow, definitely worth the workout. Beautiful lens- awesome shots straight out of the camera, and enough vibration reduction to hand hold despite the extra shakiness. Other than the turtle mating we witnessed [not-pictured for the sake of their privacy:) ] Here's the highlights:
This was a big fat hornet of some kind trying to stuff a cicada in a hole. Bugs are cool.
It blows my mind how big this guy's head is. I mean, look at that head!!!
These animals were ready for their Senior Portraits!
This was taken through a fence, but turned out pretty neat.
This was taken through a fence too, actually!
The orangutan looked to be scheming. I wish it had been less hot, cause these guys are cute when they're active!
Which one's your favorite?? I can't decide.
And though it's not a great photo, it was a great moment when this spunky chimp jumped from Grandpa's back to Grandma's as Grandpa chuckled to himself.
A great day! And If I had an extra $8,000 laying around, and wanted to pump up my arm muscles while shooting, I would buy this lens in a heartbeat!