Out and About

Yesterday I went to Whipsnade Zoological Gardens in Bedfordshire.  I went there last year with the family, but this time it would be purely to take photographs.

I used the D7100 and partnered it with a 70-210 f/2.8 zoom, which on an APS-C D7100 would mean it was acting like a 105-315 zoom.  This is the Vivitar Series 1 zoom that is about 30 years old.

We weren’t long into the shoot when I realised that the lens wasn’t stopping down at smaller apertures, which meant that pictures were being over-exposed.  Anything up to f/5.6 was fine but anything over that was being bleached out.  It was too late to do anything about it so I tried to ensure not to exceed an aperture of f/5.6.

It was a really good day and I managed to get some photographs that I think will work well.

Below is a picture of a lioness taken through a glass wall into her enclosure.




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