And for reference

And now, because I thought it would be nice to have a point of reference for yesterday's low-quality picture (and because I like animal photos), here's a shot from the same zoo, taken at comparable distance with a real digital camera.
Two Siberian tigers

This one was taken with my Canon Power Shot A70. It's not the greatest camera in the world, but it's good enough for me. (I wouldn't know how to use a really good one anyway.) It's 3.2 mega-pixels with an actual optical zoom. By contrast, the digital camera only has software zoom, and only at the lower quality settings.

What I'd really like is to have a digital camera with a telephoto lens and enough speed to capture action shots. However, I don't want to pay that much for a camera (upwards of $500 according to my brother, who is a professional artist), particularly given that I know nothing about photography. And, really, unless you're sickeningly rich and have money to burn, it's silly to spend that much on a camera.

And as long as I'm at it, here's another of my favorite zoo shots:
Giant Flemish rabbit
This is the giant Flemish rabbit we saw in the Toronto zoo. It was keeping the wallaby company. (Seriously, that's what the sign said.) It's hard to tell in the picture, but this rabbit is the size of a small dog, i.e. upwards of 20 pounds. Apparently you can breed them and keep them as pets. Just imagine having the Easter bunny hopping around your living room. How cool would that be?

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