Leslie and I had a really nice christmas. Our great friends Ron and Lena invited us to join them at the San Diego Zoo. On Xmas morning we heard the animals receive presents that they open. Although we got there early I confess I didn't see a lot of that. We had a fantastic day in any case. Everybody seemed to be having a good time, even the elephants.
It is hard not to have a great day at the zoo if you call yourself a photographer. I lugged my Nikon D7000 around with the Sigma 50/500mm on a sling. It was easy yesterday. A lot of shots presented themselves. I sort of focused on the eyes.
The tiger lay right by the window and made it simple for us.
The big silverback gorilla grabbed a willing consort and gave himself a christmas present, vigorously making love in front of a slightly stunned audience. Afterwards he ran over and tapped the window gently above my head, a simian highfive.
We took the skytram over the zoo that gave us a nice view of the surrounding city. The day was pretty beautiful although we did get a few sprinkles while we were up top.
All in all it was a great time. Of course the people watching is really great too.
korean/chinese next door which wasn't so memorable but our friends are so we made the best of it.
We drove back to Fallbrook, stopped at the shop and then headed off to Bill and Jean's for her special Christmas lasagna dinner. Fine day had by all.