Hey Alex, although I totally understand what you are saying about putting in the hours and having the huge lens to get that "trophy" shot, I still have to disagree with you. I did get my "trophy" shot with the red tailed hawk and that was by driving in a car and being "lucky". So I know us small people who can only dream of having the luxury of a large lens, can still get the shot they want just by being there at the right time. Agree? come on,,,I know you don't, but you can't disagree this isn't a great shot...It's going on my wall I know!