I am speechless today. The bonus that presented itself to me was beyond anything I could have hoped for. I picked up my munchkins from school and my boys said they wouldn't mind watching their little sister for a quick 15 minutes so I could run to the bridge by our house to capture the swans that have been hanging out. That was what I thought was my bonus - just a quick trip for mommy to enjoy working on her hobby. However, when I made it to my destination, I was all ready to start setting up my tripod and getting my larger lens on my camera body, I heard some odd noises in the water. Lo-and-behold, three otters were down there playing to their hearts content! I. WAS. THRILLED!! Needless to say, I left the pile of extras I brought on the side of the hill and just started snapping away! I took over 200 photos in those 15 minutes and loved every second of it! They would look at me here and there but they were busy finding their dinner which they allowed me to watch as well. A fourth otter joined the party and I so wish I didn't have to leave - not only to get back to my babies - but man was it cold! My hands hurt so bad once I got back into the truck. It was more than worth it. I am just bummed that my larger lens isn't good to photograph with when it's not on the tripod. None of my photos turned out as crisp as I thought but by using it to watch these playful creatures - well, I'm glad I had it at least for that much! Talk about being in the right place at the right time! What a bonus!