I was surprised there wasn't already a group for the LA zoo! I went by myself just to shoot some pictures and it was nice seeing other people there with their tripods and fancy cameras. I still have a lot of photos to post too and I'm already thinking of what to do next time for better shots. I left my tripod in my trunk but next time I will bring it. I also realized how much I want a telephoto lens! Anyway, thanks for joining!
I never go without the tripod. On weekends sometimes I have to use it like a monopod. I should just bring both. I was saving to get a Sigma 50-500mm to replace my old, soft Canon 75-300mm. Then the tiger cubs went on display and out came the credit card:)