The weekly photos: shooting defenceless animals
Here are some photos taken at the Attica Zoological Park, Greece. One of the largest zoos in Europe, with an extensive variety of animals kept behind bars.
I'm afraid I can't be too sympathetic with the zoo philosophy. I recognize that it is a great opportunity for the younger audience to come closer to nature, and, indeed, many animals may feel calm and loved (esp. by children) and certainly safe. On the other hand, I'd never trade safety for freedom; but then again, an alarming number of people does exactly that...
We were there as guests for an event by Sony Hellas, during which we shot and were briefed about new Sony cameras, such as the a7 mk2. This, and more, will be in a future blog post, hopefully.
These shots are with my Olympus E-M1 and two adapted lenses: the Four Thirds Zuiko 14-54 f/2.8-3.5 mk2 (via electronic adapter) and the M42 Jupiter 37a f/3.5 (through a regular "dummy" adapter). I had the chance to test the Jupiter on the E-M1 in a real-world scenario, and the equivalent 270mm zoom made it very useful. A review of this combo will follow in the next days.