So my "real" job has been seriously hit by the recession, so yet again I found myself with little to do today, so while I was in between jobs I went to the beach as you do..........don't you? It was mid morning, 10-11am, sun was strong, not a cloud in the sky, so not the best light to work with, but then again that just makes you work harder. I decided I would use one lens, EF-S 55-250mm kit lens on my 500D, with CPL of course. My reasoning was that I want to really learn each lens I have inside and out and if I force myself to shoot with just the one lens, I have no choice but to get very familiar and learn exactly what its limitations and strengths are. A Question: I would like to get into surf photography and nature/animal shots and I have done some research and I am seriously considering buying a Canon 300mm f4 L USM (non IS) which will end up costing me about $650 US (bought locally though), I cant seem to find many of these bad boys on the net for pricing comparisons, does that pricing sound ok? I would eventually also buy either a 1.4 or 2 x teleconverter. There is an IS version available but I really cant justify the extra $400 US, will be mainly used on a monopod or tripod so meh, thoughts? So this is what I ended up with from today. 1. Seaweed on a rock (abstract) 1. again, hopefully underexposure corrected. 2. Starfish No.1 3. Starfish No.3 4. Shag No.1 5. Shag No.2 6. Diver returning to shore. Cheers.