This picture was taken with my new lens, the Nikon 70-300 VR. It is a first step towards serious birdphotography. Of course for the real thing I will need a longer lens than this, but in my own backyard it is OK. Moreover a real big lens is not only very expensive, but also very heavy. And for me (weak female) the 70-300 with its 740 grams is already quite a weight to carry. Meaning I will have to build some muscle first. So handling my camera with my new lens attached to it will be a good workout. Much more fun than dumbells.