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San Diego Zoo
Lens: Da*300mm Camera: K5IIS Photo Location: San Diego, CA 
Posted By: tstaxs, 07-22-2015, 12:04 AM

A couple shots from my trip to the zoo. Variable F/stops, Mostly Shot in AV mode. No tripod for these, just using railings, walls and girlfriend at times to keep the camera still. Pentax K5IIS with Da*300mm

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07-22-2015, 08:52 AM   #2
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Beautiful animals.
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Good job with zoo shots. Makes me want that lens.
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I really like them all but that tiger shot is my favorite. I need to take a trip to our zoo soon.

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tThe Da*300mm F4 is a real Gem. Enough to reach to the animals but still easy to handle. The San Diego Zoo also has great exhibit designs. There are a lot of areas with unobstructed vantage points that are too far away for kit lenses (<70mm) but right in the strike zone for the 300mm. The elephant exhibit alone is massive and the animals are housed behind a very open fence. Its one of the few Zoos where you feel like the animals have plenty of room to live their lives.

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