So many pictures captured with the zoom feature of the camera:
The framing of a sunrise so that no post processing is required
Birds photographed only because my presence was not detected
Documenting an oddity like a unique squirrel tail
Plants filling the frame…but the bit of background a blur
I estimate that most of the pictures I take use the zoom on my camera. The advantage of positioning myself at the right angle but not needing to be overly close is not to be underestimated. Before modern lenses, sensors, and autofocus photography was much more challenging. Now it is much more about composition and that is the part I enjoy more than anything else anyway. Being at the right place – and fast enough to use the technology – is the remaining challenge.