I had a chance to try out my long lens to photograph wild animals. I went out with the Tamron Tours and the Mikes Camera folks to The Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg Colorado a few weeks ago. They had a class the night before and we loaded up on the bus the next morning to go out there.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary has a novel way to allow us into to see the rescued animals. They have elevated walkways to allow the public in. The animals don’t feel under stress if you’re in the sky to them. The Wild Animal sanctuary is speciallizing in rescuing animals that have been kept as pets, or roadside zoos or other unpleasant circumstances for wild animals. If you want to take pictures the animals have much more room to road around so using a long lens is a very good idea.
The folks from Tamron let us try out long lenses to get our pictures. Since I already had a Tamron 150-600 zoom I was just there for the experience. This is the first time I tried pairing that lens with my Nikon D500, so this was the equivalent of a 900 mm lens. Since there was no problem with light, I used a 1/2500 sec shutter speed to get a steady picture.