Fort Worth Zoo

June 11, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

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!


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