Kongo visits the Los Angeles Zoo and it’s a major fail. Continue reading Zoo Fail
Kongo gets a new grand girl … six weeks early on New Year’s Day! Continue reading Florida New Year Surprise
Kongo visited the Santa Barbara Zoo last Friday as part of a first grade field trip. The monkey has been a regular field tripper this year as he helped chaperone granddaughters and their classes all over the area. This excursion was the last one of this school year. (long sigh….)
So, Santa found his way to Kongo’s Treehouse in San Diego yesterday and the simpering simian found a wonderful surprise in his stocking. Kongo got his first true “fast glass” from Mrs. Kongo, a Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM prime lens. The monkey has been dropping hints about this piece of camera kit for some weeks and was thrilled to finally get it. He has other Canon “L” lenses, of course, and he likes them all, but he was really longing for a true piece of fast glass with the depth of field and low light capability that comes with a 1.2 f-stop. He’s not disappointed and, yes, he has read the reviews that state a much less expensive 1.4 might be just as sharp in some cases but he had his heart set on the big daddy.
After spending some time with the Sumatran Tigers yesterday, Kongo found this East African Crowned Crane at San Diego’s Safari Park. This bird was all decked out for the holidays with an impressive crown, Christmas red wattle, and a fuzzy little beret that seemed to come straight from 5th Avenue.