So what do you do when you find yourself at the Zoo, and the longest lens you have is 70mm? Look for things you can get closer to, or maybe wait for something to happen. In this case, it was the Flamingo Feeding Frenzy. I just happened to get there right as the flamingos were getting their lunch. Even with such a short lens I could still get quite a few shots, as the birds were charging all over the place.
You can also get pretty close to the reptiles, luckily they're behind glass.
I did crop this next one a bit.
This guy hangs out by the entrance to the Bus Tour. He's real close to the railing.
Since I couldn't get close up shots of most of the animals with the lens I had, I went looking for other things to shoot.
It was nap time for the pandas (this shot was cropped a bit also).
Moonrise was around 11:30 this morning, here's the moon coming up behind an egret.
I probably spent well over half an hour at the flamingo pool when I first arrived at the Zoo today, and I stopped by again as I was leaving. I wound up staying there for another half hour, at least. I think I arrived just in time for the evening Flamingo Races. These birds really do get excited towards the end of the day.
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