.Close as I was, I wish I could have been closer still. That one on the grass had down on her bill that was driving me crazy. I wanted so badly just to reach out and brush that stuff off.
.The other option was one of those super-zooms. I saw one that had an optical zoom of 36X!! That sounded great until I read a review that said that when they zoomed way in, the focus got soft, and it was not very good in low-light situations. Nah, if it's too big to conveniently stash in my pocket, I need to have better performance than that.