Great pictures! Where are you shooting from and did you have to deal with shooting through a fence? I shoot a lot of my son's 12u travel games and most of the fields all have high fences around the backstop from 1st to 3rd. I know some opt for using a ladder to get above the fence in areas where it is lower but that doesn't give me the angle I want and frequently their eyes are blocked or shaded when shooting down on them. I have been wondering if the 70-200 f2.8 lens would allow you to shoot through the fence and not be able to see any trace of it in the picture. All I had previously was the cheap 70-300 and the fence was always visible. Best I could do is get right on it and zoom in then crop out the edges where the fence appeared. Everything I read about the 2.8 70-200 tells how great it is but since I am strictly amateur just shooting for fun it is hard to justify the investment plus with that lens it is hard to get batting pics when sitting right behind home plate fence and then not really enough reach to get good outfield shots. I just purchased the new 18-300 and am waiting to see how it works out. Already know I won't be able to blur out the background as much as I want to but thought I would give it a try. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.