Sometimes I just need to spend a Saturday afternoon in the yard stalking birds. I’m not out to make great photos; I’m just out making photos, which is really important now that I’m working full time. Yesterday morning I saw a layer of dust on my camera bag, and that straw broke this camel’s back. I set aside my afternoon chores and put the bird kit together: Nikon D7000, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, and Nikon TC17e-II teleconverter. I didn’t get everything I wanted, photographically, but I feel much better.