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New Lens and Old Friends

_MG_8787 Kongo got a new lens over the weekend and went to the zoo today to try it out.  It looks like a keeper!  The monkey never gets tired of going to the San Diego Zoo and hopes his gentle readers don't get bored either.  Mrs. Kongo just rolls her eyes and says, "Zoo AGAIN?!"  Enjoy.

Kongo forgets what these are but he loves the plumage.

Kongo forgets what these are but he loves the plumage.

Kongo forgets what these are but he loves the plumage.

An Andean Tern.

An Andean Tern.

The eye of a flamingo.

The eye of a flamingo.

This poor little Spider Monkey just looks sad.

This poor little Spider Monkey just looks sad.

A waterfall is a great backdrop for an Iris.

A waterfall is a great backdrop for an Iris.

Travel safe.  Have fun.

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Kongo is a traveling monkey owned by a nice man who has a soft spot for simians. Follow Kongo at www.travel-monkey.me and on Twitter @kongomonkey

13 Comments on New Lens and Old Friends

  1. How can you possibly get bored of the SD zoo?????? Great shoto!! (Tell Kongo to stop annoying his brethren in cages….). Well, may don’t. It made for some great shots~

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    • Although this spider monkey looks like he’s giving Kongo a what for scream, he was actually on the tail end of a very long yawn. I’m sure they get tired of looking at all the visitors all day long.

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  2. awesome pictures !!!!

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  3. ninagrandiose // August 12, 2013 at 5:51 am // Reply

    What kind of lens did you get? I’m jealous!

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    • Hi, Nina. This was a Canon 70-200 MM f/4L IS USM. At first I thought the f/4 might be too slow but it worked out great provided you keep your shutter speed up but that’s easy with the camera’s ability to step up ISO. The faster 70-200 Canon L lens weighs a LOT more so this turned out to be a super walking about lens. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. I have been to the SD Zoo twice and would go back any time if I could. The 70-200 f4 is a great lens – my husband also has that one. I have a Tamrom 70-300 f4 with stabilizer which I quite like as well for when I am not able to be as stable as I should be or travelling without a tripod which is most of the time. Have fun with the new lens! (Suzanne)

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    • Thanks, Suzanne. I almost always carry a carbon fiber monopod for times I want to be still as my tripod gets weighty when I’m just walking about. The zoo was so crowded yesterday I think a tripod would have been knocked over by all the little human monkeys scampering about everywhere. I sometimes use a Tamron 200-500 that isn’t stabilized and that monster ALWAYS needs a tripod but it’s great for looking at moon craters!

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  5. The lens and the photographer did a magnificent job with the zoo!

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  6. The lens definitely does the job, but it’s still the guy behind the lens that makes the photo. As usual, you have some great ones.

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