The variety here is quite amazing from birds to monkeys, underwater habitat and penguins. With every turn there is something new to shoot. The complications are many to shoot this venue effectively. There are issues with low light, distance and difficulty shooting subjects underwater. It is definitely a good place to learn to try to adapt to your varying surroundings… increase your ISO, alter your shutter speed accordingly, steady your camera, flash might be helpful in some circumstances and watch for sudden movement as a bird flies in to get a better look at YOU!
Lorraine had also gotten an excellent shot of this jaguar. A while back I had signed a petition in an attempt to get the DWA to release this beautiful animal to a cat sanctuary. It breaks my heart to see her spending her life behind glass with no natural environment to live in. Her space is small and she paces from side to side. This animal, imo, does not belong here! As I was trying to shoot her, I found that it was too difficult as tears welled up in my eyes.
It will be a happy day if that petition can set her free to run on real grass and feel the wind in her face and live out the rest of her life in a natural habitat. She deserves so much better than this… and I would like to think that Dallas is better than this. I will keep you updated.
If you wish to add your name to the petition… please do so. Let’s do all we can to make life better for this animal!
I do believe that Lorraine was the only one to get a good shot of this blue frog. He was tiny, in a terrarium and sometimes hidden by foliage. We all know that when Lorraine has decided to get an image she will work her butt off to get the shot. She was so excited when she discovered the little frog and took me over to see it. I thought she would never be able to get it, but by now I should know that I should never underestimate the power of a woman… especially if her name is Lorraine!