Briefly. Then I look at the lenses: heavy. And the tripods: heavy and awkward. And am glad that I can be more flexible, and that my back doesn't ache, even if my birds are dots on the slough.
|Woodhus Slough, with buffleheads and mallards.|
|Bufflehead female, off Tyee Spit, with tree shadows.|
|Coming closer: Barrow's Goldeneye female, by Tyee Spit airplane dock.|
A few minutes after I saw the Goldeneye, I was on my knees at an old log, taking photos of lichen and miniature polypores. Do that with your foot-long lens, will you?