Today is a Spring-like day in SE Pennsylvania. So, here's a robin without snow in the scene. For many of my walks I'm using a Nikon D7100 with a Nikon 200-500mm f5.6. It is a fair amount of weight to carry on a walk. The images I'm capturing are hand held. I'm pleased with the sharpness at this range about 15-20 feet.
During the winter several birds visited our feeder that overlooks a valley. The natural result is that the background is plain, almost the same effect as if they were in front of a gray screen. To compensate, I created a composite of two images from the same vantage point giving a more interesting background. An oil painting filter from Photoshop was added - just for fun.