Those who know me know that I love visiting the zoo. I have a family membership, and I try to go once or twice a month. The Toronto Zoo is such a large zoo that you can’t see it all in one day.
Every time I visit, I try to spend some time with a different exhibit. You can run through the entire zoo to try and see everything, or you can really stop and observe a small number of animals in greater detail. The latter is what I prefer. If you like taking animal photos, you’ll want to park yourself near your favourite animal and wait. They will most likely NOT be doing anything remotely photo-worthy, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be doing so later. So, grab a coffee, sit and wait, and eventually you’ll get something great. Even if you have to come back another day (that’s why a membership helps).
I recently got the Fujinon 90mm f/2 and I decided to try out the Ultimate Lens Hood which I kickstarted earlier this year. This allows you to put a big rubber suction thing up against the glass to cut out the reflection. It’s handy, if you can handle walking around a zoo looking like you have some strange camera megaphone.
The following photos were all shot through glass with the hood blocking the annoying glare. Enjoy, and we’ll catch you next time!