So I went back to my hometown of Portland, OR to visit my parents since I'm not doing squat in LA. My recovery is actually starting to pick up, and I can actually walk around! Yippee! Anyways, today was actually a nice day in the usual damp and rainy Rose city. I decided to go for a little stroll and do some target practice and brush up on my focus tracking and shooting. So I went to the local park near my parents' house and did some bird hunting! It was actually kinda fun and relaxing, though not my 'cup of tea', I enjoy the focus tracking aspects and trying to get the lil'suckers in focus and centered in the viewfinder. Unfortunately, all I had was my 70-200 VR and D2H, so I had to do some heavy cropping on some of the shots. I think you bird guys would like it here in Portland, lots of nature stuff to shoot all in your backyard! A pesky seagull: A bird of some sort: Another bird: A dinosaur descendant: Pretty Flowers: Any critiques welcome! OT - The 70-200 VR bokeh is as smooth and luscious as an 18 year old cheerleader's perky butt! Man, I'm beginning to get bokeh lust! Also, any recommendation on a TC...either the 1.4 or the 1.7?