Or my reading ability, for that matter. My class assignment was to go to a zoo or someplace with animals in cages and take photographs using a tripod and manual settings. I checked out the hours for the Folsom Zoo which is closer to me than the Sacramento Zoo and drove off. I had packed my 70-300mm lens so I could get better closeups of the lions and tigers and bears (oh, my!) than my 18-200mm lens affords me and I fashioned a carrying strap for my tripod out of the strap for my laptop…only to find that the Folsom Zoo is closed on Mondays. The chickens roaming everywhere ended up being my subjects. Not exactly caged wild beasts but it worked for me.
I don’t know what kind of chicken this rooster is but he strutted his stuff and cock-a-doodle-doo-ed the entire time I was there. I like the composition of this with his body diagonally bissecting the photo and the black background that accentuates his upper body.
Focal Length 155