Day 150 of Project 365 and we sprung a surprise zoo trip on my little girl. She was, as you might imagine, elated. So was Daddy.
All the shots below were taken with the 7D, 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM and many of them with the 1.4x extender. I won't bother recapping the exposure settings on each shot but you can assume that everything was shot wide open: f/2.8 without the extender and f/4 with it. Some of the lower light or indoor shots I would bump the ISO to 200 or 400, but all the sunny shots are ISO 100.
I kept an even dozen of my best shots, and my favourite three are at the end. Enjoy!
Stellar Sea Eagle in Flight - I hate the chainlink background, but what can you do?
Mallard in Green Water
And now my favourite three shots of the day:
Growling Mountain Lion
Flamingo at Rest
Lift-Off - Incredibly lucky timing on this one
When you compare this with visit to the zoo last fall, I think you can see a difference in my subject selection, composition, and post processing abilities. That's roughly 8 or 9 months of learning. In three weeks or so I'll be visiting family in Ontario and we will be visiting the Metro Toronto Zoo which will provide a greater variety of opportunities to shoot, but I'm happy with this warm-up visit to our little zoo here in Winnipeg.