I bought a new lens, I told myself, so that I could take pictures of squirrels without scaring them off.
You need to zoom in quite a bit on a squirrel. They are skittish.
Lucky for me a squirrel was accommodating enough to come out to play on my first day of wandering around with the 70-300 mm zoom lens.
He hardly seemed to care that I was there, mainly because I wasn’t actually standing very close.
Nevertheless, he didn’t hang around long.
He had places to go, and other nuts to see.
The bird was nice enough to pose as well, but stayed with me an even shorter time than the squirrel.
Here’s to finding enough squirrels in my life to justify the price of the lens, which we really aren’t going to talk about right now.