I got a new lens for birding and photography. It’s gigantic (compared to what I’ve been using). I have yet to carry it out into the field but I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this test photo… A squirrel in my backyard, shot at 500mm, on a cloudy day! My camera is a Canon EOS Rebel T3i and the lens is this one:
It’s discontinued, so the price has dropped quite a bit lately. It used to sell for over a thousand!
Here’s another test photo I took of a house finch in the rain: