This weekend I made a short visit to the St. Louis Zoo. I had my 50mm lens on my camera when I saw this very peaceful looking lion:
And right there you see the limitation of a 50mm lens. I can’t get any closer to the subject, so that is as good of a shot as I am going to get. So I switched to my 28-135mm lens for these next two shots:
How peaceful looking is that? but remember to stay alert around wildlife because I took this picture 15 seconds later:
Hello there, not asleep!
For the two shots taken with my 28-135mm lens I did have to increase the ISO and decrease the shutter speed to get the depth of field that I wanted. I don’t find the rock outcropping that she is sleeping on to be distracting, so I wanted to keep it in focus.
My blogging friend Rosemarie wrote about the St. Louis Zoo recently and also took some great photos.
This post was written in part as for the weekly travel-theme challenge that is hosted on the blog, Where’s my backpack? this week featuring peaceful as its theme.
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