Went to the zoo today and tried to visit all of the animals in the Metro Toronto Zoo that belongs to the cat family (Felidae). Here’s a list of all the big cats visited:
- Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
- Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia)
- Jaguar (Panthera onca)
- Cougar (Puma concolor)
- Lion (Panthera leo)
- Caracal (Caracal caracal)
- Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
- Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)
- Cloud Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
I think that’s all the big cats in the Toronto Zoo, let me know if I missed any. Took nearly all day to visit all the cats. Unfortunately wasn’t really able to get a good photo for most of them. So here’s what I’ve got for the day.
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Today right around lunch time at the zoo, the Sumatran Tigers found a few juicy steaks in their enclosure. They were overjoyed with the sight of fresh flesh and I was able to capture some photos that normally I wouldn’t be able to in the zoo, namely tigers actually feeding. Well I let the photos speak for themselves.
The images after this one is graphical, but at least it was just a big steak nothing more.
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I borrow my friend’s Canon 1D Mk II for a while and trying out shooting bird with this camera. Gave Scarborough Bluffs a try to see if I can test the camera out. The auto focus is really good but being 1D has a 1.3 crop factor while my 10D has a 1.6 crop factor, I found I lose significant focal length, so much so that I started to use the 1.4x extender on my Sigma 100-300 all the time. But the problem with the 1.4x extender is that is slows down auto focus by a lot and it degrades picture quality. So in the end I think Canon 1D is not really for me. I would rather have a really good APS-C factored DSLR than a 1.3x crop factored camera.
Now here’s the result. First up a few common birds.
To the left Common Grackle and to the right American Robin.
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Shot a few quick photo of the nice fall color in Algonquin Provincial Park. The following few photo are taken at Canisbay Lake. There’s a paved road that goes all the way to the lake. We stop midway and took a few photo of the forest on the way.
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Had a short outing in the Muskoka region in the fall. Had some very brief time to photograph to a few fall landscape shots.
I was with another friend, we set out at around 4:30am and drive into Algonquin provincial park. We arrived at the Lake Of Two Rivers campground trying to shoot the run rise.
The color that day was wonderful. A thick fog developed on the lake and the rising sun produced a smooth gradient of warming color in the air. The subtle reflection of the island in the water, and a few shadow of the distant mountain, all made that morning very memorable. Here’s a shot to show you the color of the morning.
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