Hayden has gone to New Zealand this week, taking with him two of our three shared Canon lenses. He left me behind with the longest one, the 70-300 zoom. Until yesterday I had considered it too heavy and unwieldy to bother with (and it does take getting used to, all that extra weight), but while the other lenses are gone I am getting to know it a bit better.
I feel ever so slightly more confident about what I will do next time our local wedge-tailed eagle alights on one of those dead branches. I had never thought of myself as a wildlife photographer before.
Still got lots to learn.