Color at the Safari Park: Freebie
Last week I went to the San Diego Safari Park (formerly the Wild Animal Park) with my son. We always have a great time exploring different parts of this large wildlife park. This time around we visited the "Lorikeet Landing". It's a large walk-through, enclosed cage that has dozens of Lorikeets flitting about. Sean has really taken to using a camera that I let him borrow a simple old point and shoot that get's the job done (the job being snapping photos of just about everything that catches his eye). I also brought my camera (no surprise) with slightly "improved" features. I brought a 70 - 200mm f2.8 that day. I nice fast, telephoto is often what you'll need when shooting animals that are a bit shy. Actually the photo of the lorikeet below was taken from about 8 feet away and he was almost too close. For a small fee, you can get a little cup of "nectar" to feed the birds in the enclosure. The day we were there though, the birds weren't too hungry so I was lucky to get the shot that I did.
Here's a link to the nice large, full rez image. It makes a nice desktop / wallpaper and is the one that I'm currently using.