Lesson 1: Be sure and save you WP draft on your Iphone before leaving WP (Maybe I went to music in the middle to change albums, who know… but I lost the entire blog I wrote.)
Lesson 2: Rainy days are the best times to go to Zoo’s. That’s where I went on Saturday. On a rare San Diego rainy day. The crowds were gone, the animals were active, and the photos were plentiful.
Lesson 3: Better use a higher ISO if the light is lower than normal and you want to use a long lens. The increase in speed (and steady shots) is worth the small amount of noise.
Lesson 4: DxO Pro as a Raw processor, is the way to go if you have some noise. It took 3 hours for DxO to run… way slow. But the results were worth it. There was a real reduction in noise, with no loss in sharpness.