I purchased a new lens - a Tamron 150 - 600mm - after trying it out for a while via renting. It is amazing! Sharp handheld photos even at 600 mm.
Here's a few shots I've taken with it:
Brown-headed cowbirds seem to have replaced the blackbirds in the back yard!
Bird feeder shots - Love these beauties!
Another wonderful day lily.
Farmer working his field! I was about a mile away when I took this and the Deseret Peak/MMP facility in the background is another mile or so away from the dust cloud.