The second half of the class started going more into things like composition, tips for approaching wildlife photography, and things to look for which is what I was really hoping to get out of the class. My dilemma with wildlife and action photography is I am so worried about missing "the shot" that I just keep on shooting away with my continuous shutter which means I sometimes sacrifice the composition with the thought that I can crop it later. I need to remember to be patient, find the right background or foreground and patiently wait for the right shot.
Near the end of the day I went back to the tiger cages to get some more photos once it started raining on the grounds. This was a great chance to get these shots of the mama, Basha, below. Everyone was hunkered down under their shelter which was close to the front fence. I was able to get close enough to the fence and she was far enough away that with a wide aperture I was able to make the fence disappear entirely which was nearly impossible when shooting the male tiger and the cubs above because they were right up against the chain link.