2014Sept Pittsburgh Zoo by Willis Chung by Willis Chung
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Nice kitty! (Amir Tiger playing with something in the grass)
Check out those teeth! (Amir Tiger lounging at the Pittsburgh Zoo.  Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Dual tigers
Scary tiger yawn
What big paws you have! (Amir tiger watching the crowd.  Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR Nikkor + TC17II on tripod)
Watching the clouds
Takes a lot of grass to grow so big (Black Rhino, Pittsburgh Zoo.  Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR, on tripod)
Baby and mother black rhinos (Pittsburgh Zoo Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR, on tripod)
Lioness doing her sphinx impression (Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Maybe this is why the zebra stripes are effective... (Zebras at the Pittsburgh Zoo, Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Stripes and spots (A pair of zebras and a giraffe, Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
The proverbial 600 pound gorilla (Male western lowland gorilla having a spot of lunch.  Nikon D7100, 300 f2.8 VR + TC17ii on tripod)
Looks tasty! (Female lowland gorilla eating some lunch. Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
What are you looking at? (Female western lowland gorilla eating some lunch. Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Male gorilla rolling around in the grass (He looked like he was having fun!  Nikon D7100, 300mm f2.8 VR Nikkor + TC17II on tripod)
Pensive male gorilla (Male western lowland gorilla, Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Sleepy gorilla (Male western lowland gorilla, after rolling around in the grass. Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Giving herself a hug (Female western lowland gorilla. Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Powerful male gorilla gazes in my direction (Male western lowland gorilla. Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Gorilla on the move (Male western lowland gorilla. Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Gorillas always seem to be at the salad bar (Female western lowland gorilla. Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Adult and baby lowlands gorillas at lunch (Crunchy celery!  Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR Nikkor + TC17II on tripod)
The log is also part of lunch!  For them, it's edible. (Baby western lowland gorilla. Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II, on tripod)
Mother and baby gorilla at lunch (Western lowlands gorillas at Pittsburgh Zoo.  Baby is about a year and a half old.

Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II shot on tripod)
Drowsy cheetahs (Some of the four new cheetahs from South Africa.)
Getting eyeballed by a cheetah (Pittsburgh Zoo, Nikon D7100, 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II on tripod)
That's a Dr. Seuss type of face (Friendly giraffe looking me over from altitude.)
Friendly Giraffe (Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II on tripod)
Zebra looking slightly startled (Hadn't really noticed the mohawk type mane before.  Pittsburgh Zoo. Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II on tripod.)
Giraffe petting (Maybe the giraffe is checking out his reflection.  Pittsburgh Zoo. Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II on tripod.)
That's a pretty big head! (Doesn't look so big until you get up close.  Pittsburgh Zoo. Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II on tripod.)
That's a pretty big tongue as well! (A bit soft since I was shooting wide open with the TC17II.  I now know to crank up the ISO and stop down to about f7.0.  Pittsburgh Zoo. Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II on tripod.)
Excuse me, is this flower taken? (Bee and bettle visiting a purple aster.  Nikon D7100, 105mm f2.8 VR Micro Nikkor rested on fencepost)
Very active bettle (Small shiny black bettle feeding on purple aster.  Nikon D7100 105mm f2.8 VR Micro Nikkor resting on fence post.)
Bee on purple aster (Pretty day for some macro work. Nikon D7100 105mm f2.8 VR Micro Nikkor, shot with camera resting on fence.)
Wasp in Nikon colors leaving aster (Black with yellow trim = Nikon.  Nikon D7100 105mm f2.8 VR Micro Nikkor rested on fence post)
Brown bear waiting impatiently for lunch (He did a lot of pacing back and forth, pausing once in a while to look up.  Pittsburgh Zoo. Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR on tripod.)
California sea lion popping out of the water (I worked hard to get the focus right at this short distance with the shallow depth of field.  Back button focus and AF-C were useful here.  Pittsburgh Zoo. Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR on tripod.)
Black swan, eye closeup (Lighting tricky with deep shadows from strong overhead light.  Shadow detail improved in Lightroom.  Pittsburgh Zoo. Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II on tripod. 

Even though this is shot wide open, the distance must be in the sweet spot for the lens/teleconverter package.)
Snow leopard (Shot through fencing and tree branches, which softens the image. Deep shade as well! Pittsburgh Zoo. Nikon D7100 300mm f2.8 VR + TC17II on tripod.)

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