They are still cats, just bigger and more ferocious if you get on the other side of the fence! Camera Totin’ Tuesdays went back to the Sacramento Zoo. Some children were back to school and it was too early for classes to take their zoo field trips so it was not crowded. And, the cats were active!

I’m still learning the lens and how to shoot through the fencing. I used my F/4, fixed 300 mm lens. This lens is proving to be more difficult than I thought. If I stand close enough to get through the fence, all I get are the animals heads. If I move back, then I can’t get through the fence!  Zoom lenses do have an advantage. I got better results at a lower F/stop, meaning wider aperture. Photography is such a learning process.

I did bring my small point and shoot to get some wide-angle shots. Next time I go to the zoo, I hope not to wake up so early that I’m tired. Then I’ll carry my 3100 also for the photos that my long lens can’t take.

I realize that I still have much to learn and will be returning to the zoo soon. Here are some of the cats and other animals I shot that morning. They are good. My followers always tell me that I’m too picky with my images. But, I know I can do better.  I’ll let you know when I’m ecstatic with my zoo images–in all CAPS!

And, we did call to them saying, “Here kitty, kitty!”

 

3 thoughts on “Here kitty, kitty: Sacramento Zoo

  1. If you want to shoot through the fence like that Anne, try manually focusing, the fence will still be there, but you will get what is on the other side of the fence in focus. Also shooting with a wide aperture can help to really blur out the fence.
    I love photographing at the zoo, it is good fun. Love your shots.

  2. Hi Anne, Elaine and I agree with your followers……awesome zoo shots……I love the cats!

    So enjoyed hanging out with you and Rich the other day…..

    Love,
    Lynn

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