After taking a break from the animal shots yesterday, I thought I’ll finally wrap up the Taiping Zoo series as the last post for the week. I have always tried to get a good shot of the swan, and I think I finally got one. Didn’t know it was called the mute swan though, no wonder it didn’t make any noise while I was there.
There are a couple of animals that pretty much get my attention in a zoo and one of them is the iguana. Probably the fact that I can get quite close to it without it chopping my head off has something to do with it. Then again, I always loved its eyes and the scaly bits.
And then of course, there are always the cute otters swimming and running around. This time, I saw one just coming out of the water. The sleek and wet body was quite different from my usual shots of these lil fellas.
The macaws are very beautiful birds, but I always get my best shots with the blue-gold variant. Maybe red is a bane for digital sensor so I tend to stay away. The above shot is another reason why the 300mm f4 remains my favourite lens. It is affordable and the details captured is simply amazing. I am continuously amazed at this lens and I am so glad that Sharon bought it for me.
Good to have a wife that is supportive of your hobby eh?
And the croc! One can never forget the croc. They seldom move so it gives you the chance to compose properly. They have amazing looking teeth (when its not sunk into your flesh), beautiful texture on their skin and very scary looking eyes. I don’t think I’ll get tired of shooting crocs.
There you have it! My series on the Taiping Zoo which generated more pictures than I thought it would. Next stop? Probably a return to the Melaka Zoo before I tackle Singapore Zoo again. Have a great weekend everyone!