I took the pic of the Robin with my 70-300, hand held from my porch a few days ago. That Robin was grabbing winter sustenance from the Crab Apple tree during a freezing snow. The geese in the background were taken with my 35-100 early in the morning yesterday, when the river still had a watery pond for them to float in. It wasn't snowing but it sure was cold. My battery was starting to act up and my fingers were starting to freeze. I had to shovel snow from a few of the steps down to the river to get close but not so close that I might disturb the birds. I thought they might look cool layered. The Robin in the tree with the berry in it's beak and the geese hovering around a small pond of water in the ice. Two different breeds of avian trying to make it through this cold winter.