My sentiments exactly!!
Great picture. Beautiful pup
Finn, I had an older version of the lens I have now. It was my absolute workhorse lens that I used the most, and that's why I bought another, and upgraded in the process. That's just a great focal length on a cropped body IMO. I also shoot a 300 f2.8. I will often times use a 1.7 teleconverter which makes it a 500. Great lens, that can produce great results when you need it, BUT it gets too long pretty quick when dogs are moving towards you. I use it a lot at Hunt Tests, training days, or other times when I want to stay out of the way. If I'm working my own dogs in my own setups, I'll grab the 70-200 most of the time.
That's a nice shot. You're right...black dogs and snow=tough!