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Getting ready for Kenya

In exactly one month I will be headed to Kenya for a photographic safari. I have no experience photographing wildlife with long  lenses (600mm +). So, the only real practical way to get experience is to visit the zoo. The morning was really foggy, the wet windshield wiper kind – welcome to San Francisco in July. The good news on the fog is it certainly evened out the light. Just made shooting a giraffe head in white sky a little bit difficult but I actually like the shot.

I managed to get a few interesting shots. It was very difficult to get rid of buildings, wire mesh and all sorts of other man made items in the frame. There is one shot there that gives a very good idea of why I’m not a fan of  zoos but….my big lesson from today’s outing…..I CAN’T WAIT TO GET TO KENYA!




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