Rain in the morning, sun in the afternoon meant a less crowded day at the zoo – perfect for wandering around and getting some close ups. There is so much expression in their looks and body language.
Columbus – July 2018 – Testing the New Lens at the Zoo
Lens envy hit me enough I picked up a new Canon EF 100-400 F/4.5-5.6 lens. With an hour or so we buzzed through the zoo so I could play with my new toy.
Taken through a dirty window. This new lens is much faster than what I had.
Another taken through dirty windows.
The 400mm is enough to pull in some shots.
The clarity is so much better than my Tamron 150-600mm, although the 600mm does get some really distant shots this won’t.
Wildebeests from about 100 yards.
The zoo worker was enjoying feeding the giraffe.
Vervet monkeys through more dirty glass.
More shots through the same dirty glass (a recurring theme).
Camels – finally a non obstructed shot.
In the bird section.
An eagle taken through the netting (shown as well).
With that the last train out of the zoo was leaving. This new lens is great, I am looking forward to sharing better shots on this blog.