pick it up today! and just as I got on the highway I found a use for it... Started this at about 3 PM today, froze my a** off, so windy and cold today! The lens was getting pushed around by the wind, and my hands were shaking with cold! here is Camtech's ebay site.. Roger, the owner is an excellent guy. http://stores.ebay.ca/Camtech-Photographic-Services-Ltd The hawk roamed around, change its position about 20 times, in the hour I spent chasing it.. I noticed it seemed very comfortable with me around, and never really was spooked away. here we go... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 The last shot, I was about 25 feet from it, @ 400mm.. it was sweet to see this beauty so close. o ya, the lens is a 80-400 Nikon VR (vibration reduction) and I am very happy with it so far! can't wait for some sunlight!