A zoo is the perfect place to practice taking photos with manual focus. Many times the animals are behind netting, bars or glass that make taking photos of animals behind very difficult. My friend and I were about ready to give up. The conditions were just too difficult, but fortunately I was finally able to get this close-up of this gorgeous cat.

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ200 in RAW at the Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, Arizona, USA


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I am a 60+ retiree who loves photography. I am active in the Green Valley (AZ) Camera Club where I teach several classes. Joining this organization has taken my photography to new levels. I consider my cameras and my computers to be my creative media.

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moore9 months ago

    How magnificent, Linda! Whoa. That head is just fantastic!

  • Linda Gregory
    Linda Gregory9 months ago

    Thank you so much, Fran. I was very lucky with the lighting on this guy.

  • Shulie1
    Shulie19 months ago

    So majestic! Great shot

  • gcampbell
    gcampbell9 months ago

    Great shot Linda!

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