For the past year, or more, I’ve used my F4/300 lens when going to the Sacramento Zoo. While it’s great for getting through cages and shooting the big cats, etc. up close, I’d have to stand a block away to get a whole giraffe in the shot. So, when Marlene, Linda and I went to the zoo recently, I decided to use my 18 – 140 mm lens. No close ups for me that day!
It was a great experience. I concentrated on the ducks, ducklings, and othe small animals that were not caged (just behind enclosures). It was a totally different zoo experience. My gear was lighter to carry, and I didn’t get as tired.
I’m not giving up on that great heavy F4/300 lens. It does a wonderful job at getting through the cages and showing the detail on the animals. Maybe when I get back to the gym, I’ll have the upper body strength to carry two cameras.
I hope you enjoy this zoo experience!
I think this is one of the young flamingos. His feathers aren’t so orange.
I’ve never been able to get this type of shot.
Okay, this is typical. I just couldn’t resist it.
This Comb Duck is resting.
Up and at it.
I think this is a young Wood Duck or a female.
This duckling is so cute!
I call this one Blue Eyes. I’ve never been able to get through his enclosure without showing the fence.
6 thoughts on “Zoo at 140 mm: The Sacramento Zoo”
Ahhh. The struggle is real…..I tend to keep my 200 – 400mm on my camera all of the time at home just so I don’t miss those close up bird/critter shots! But, then there are those times when I miss a perfect shot just because I was couldn’t back up far enough!!! Glad you ventured out without yours………beautiful shots as always 🙂
Thanks Donna. Wow, that’s a big lens to walk around with! I’m hoping to be able to carry 2 cameras again. That’s why I bought a 2 camera sling. Take care. I’m looking forward to your next post.
Nice zoo shots. The Giraffes have lots of personality.
Thanks Sherry. It was fun shooting from a different perspective.
Childhood memorie. Great pictures!!!!
Thank you. I’m glad I was able to help bring back fond memories for you.