Zoos and Wildlife Parks are great places to practice photography there are a variety of subjects to capture and a few challenges to deal with (animals rarely stay in the same place for long), which is why yesterday I headed off to Cotswold wildlife park.
At the moment I am only just get used to adjusting the ISO to compliment the lighting and shutter speed, as my last camera (Olympus SP-800UZ) pretty much did this for me automatically. To begin with, I struggled with the sun as it was a gloriously bright which meant I had to do a fair of fiddling with the ISO but I soon got the hang of it. Luckily my first subject was a very cool Ring Tailed-lemur, who sat patiently waiting for me to get the right lighting and angle – he had definitely done that before!
I didn’t quite get the hang of shooting through glass and wire cages, now and again I was able to find a larger opening in the fence to shoot through but glass was my nemesis, I will definitely have to do some more research and practising with that one, any tips would be great.
All in all it was a pretty good day for practising and I will share more of my Zoo trip with you Thursday, however for now I wanted to show you this picture of a Robin I just managed to get. I have been trying all week to get a good shot of a robin that had been visiting our garden all winter but he is so skitty I have been unlucky so far. This one at Cotswold Wildlife Park was as bold as brass in comparison and let me get pretty close to take this image! Who knew I would have travel all the way to a zoo to get a picture of a robin 🙂
(Little Robin Redbreast, Canon EOS 7D + 50mm 1:1.8)