I went to the Knoxville Zoo for the first time in November of 2008. It was the first time I had visited this zoo since I had moved to this area in 2000.
As I was shooting this bear, I could feel it’s pain. I felt it was so ironic that the native animal of this area was living in the enviroment it has to live in. So as I was shooting this shot, that is when the title came to my mind. It literally drove me crazy listening to people making sounds at it, and hitting the glass, I think I did well by not just going off on them, which is what I really wanted to do.
As much as I hate to say it, I wasnt impressed with the zoo’s set up for all the animals I viewed while I was there. Just hard to make a home with concrete walls, fake trees, and a blank surrounding.
Without a doubt, I have adapted quickly to shooting these animals in the wild, in their natural habitat.
I shot this thru the glass, after getting my shot ready for auto focus, I switched to manual so my lens wouldnt focus in on the glass as I hit the shutterbutton.
Shooting at an angle so the glare from behind me wouldnt reflect on the glass.
I shot this in Shutterspeed (SS) mode
SS set at 1/160
Fstop at F 5.6
ISO at 400
Focal length at 300mm
Exposure compensation at 0