I got my new zoom lens last night at 7:30 and immediately left home for 15 minutes and took photos. Then it started to rain. Today I had about 20 minutes of a break in the rain to take photos I’m so excited about this lens! I feel like I am right there with the flower and the bird and it just brings mindfulness to an entirely new level! I hope you enjoy the photos. I think the lens saved my life. I was so deeply depressed last night that I put the lens in the garage and got into bed. Then I promptly got up and attached it to my camera and made the choice to just try! It was worth it.