Dallas Zoo Days
Last weekend, I rented a Sigma 170-500mm zoo lens and headed down to the Dallas Zoo. It had been a few since I had been there, so I figured I would head out. With the heat, I was only able to make it a couple of hours, but it was fun, none the less. The zoo is very nice. They have been running their "Giants of the Savannah" promotion for awhile. It is a section of the zoo dedicated to animals of the African Savannah: elephants, lions, gazelles, etc.
I plan on going back on the 23rd for a few reasons. The zoo is holding its first ever Photo Day at the Zoo. They are playing host to Canon (www.canonusa.com) and Arlington Camera (www.arlingtoncamera.com). This is great, because I am looking into getting a new external flash for my camera. I am upgrading to Canon's Speedlite series, but I am not sure which one will suit my needs. This will give me a great opportunity to speak directly to the manufacturer.
The other reason I am going back is to get some more shots for the zoo's "Feathers, Fur and Scales" photo contest. My plan is to concentrate on the not as popular animals for a winning shot.
Here are some pictures from last weekend's trip to the zoo.
As you can see, the Dallas Zoo has a lot of photogenic birds. These are only a few of the shots that I liked from this trip. I'm still narrowing down which ones I want to submit for the contest, so I'll see what I come up with.
Until next time...