So anyway, I got this with the 18/135 mm lens (comparison reading with 18/55... this is what I chose. I know hardly anything about apertures and f stops but mean to learn), and a macro lens. I made pictures of the hummers this evening and you can see their feathers!
Paul worked all day on the deck railing and bannisters - it far exceeds anything I imagined - it's beautiful! Mike helped him cut off some posts for the pergola this afternoon.