Tips on photographing at your local Zoo's
© Gary D.Tonhouse 1997 - 2011
When you arrive at the zoo, have your equipment ready, batteries checked, camera loaded, tripod attached. BE READY! Check the
zoo map and find the animals you want to photograph first.
Lions and tiger sleep most of the day. Perhaps they should be your first choice to photograph. Ask about special events, feedings or activities that might be great photo opportunities.
Plan to spend the day.
Late afternoon offers different lighting and some animals that are active later in the day.
Equipment used to capture this image:
Camera: Nikon F4s
Lens: Nikor 500mm F4
Tripod: Gitzo 320 with Bogen Ball Head
Film: Fuji Provia 100
Aperture was set at F4 and shutter speed was around 1/8 on this slide.
Very low light this morning and many images I used fill flash on.
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