3rd time out with the new lens, this time with a 1.4 teleconverter, primary goal was to capture some birds in flight, I knew it was going to be tricky, I was right. Canon 500D, kenko pro 300DGX 1.4 teleconverter, Canon 300mm /f4 L USM. No filters. 1: Surf has dropped from the 3-4metre swell from Sunday. 2. Surf shot 2. 3. As a fisherman myself, this really pisses me off, this poor guy has swallowed a hook, probably from a longline or the gull took the bait while attatched to the mainline and a fisherman cut it free, but left a good foot and half of trace. 4. The first shot I got of a gull in flight, missed the focus by this ....... much :blushing: 5. A bit better, got this on a pan, lucky shot. 6. Seagull guards its "sentry post". 7. And as promised, a duck, again missed the focus on the eye, close enough for the web though I think. Thanks for looking. C&C Welcomed.