Eureka! I can finally handhold my camera and F/4 300mm lens. This is great because putting it on a monopod was difficult to carry around the zoo, which I love to visit. I was using the monopod because the weight from the sling was too much for my shoulder. So the grandma came up with an idea. I would carry my camera like I would a baby and keep most of the weight off my shoulder!

It worked. At a recent visit to the Sacramento Zoo, I was able to support the camera and lens without hurting my shoulder. I was also able to focus and keep the camera/lens steady. The only problem is the difficulty shooting a giraffe with the 300mm! So, I brought along my tiny point and shoot camera.

I’m finally free of the monopod. Here are some of my captured results.


8 thoughts on “Freedom: Sacramento Zoo

    1. Thanks Lynn. I do enjoy going to the zoo. The animals have such personalities and I like the challenge of making the cages disappear. The animals have to be in the right place and I have to be there at the right time!


  1. Anne, you got some great shots here!!! Supersharp and very well focused on the eyes… perfect animal portraits!!! I guess it was an exciting day at the zoo and also when you downloaded the photos in your PC :)!!! (Btw, I love the snow leopard, the sleepy lion and the red panda photos!!!! They are pretty good!!!)
    Have a great weekend!!

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