I'm back in Sitka, and here for the last time this season. I broke my 70-300 mm Nikon lens last week and then last saturday while in Juneau, I figured I'd get another one. Instead, I bought a 150-600 mm Tamron lens, which is eye popping and great. I like it a lot. It cost me a pretty penny, though, about $1150, so that was a bit more than a replacement for what I had, but the zoom is superb, the vibration reduction is awesome, and the focus is easy and fun. Its heavy and big though.
I took this shot of the eagle handheld in cloudy conditions where it was looking like rain.