Each morning while staying in Rockford, Il, I would awake much before the sun and take a morning walk with my Dog Trixie:
Near the end of my stay (I was there for 6 weeks), the spring finally started to show its beauty. This was taken with my 400mm Hand held ISO 200 in morning dawn lighting. This provides the nice soft lighting or this shot. The wide f2.8 provides the almost non-existent Depth Of Field.