This is Paul's setup with the NP101is. Note the great camera to subject distance. Paul favors the NP101is over camera lenses "when you can't get close enough or getting too close will scare the subject away".
Baby Barred owl
Pied-billed Grebe nest with egg
Setup for Pied-billed Grebe images
Osprey pair with young
Setup for Osprey shot. The great camera-to-subject distance was due to the elevation of the nest. The typical framing lens sold with cameras would not have produced such a nicely framed shot at this distance.
Osprey in tree with 4x Powermate — uncropped.
Osprey in tree with 2x Powermate — uncropped.
Osprey in tree with camera lens — 500mm equivalent — uncropped. Compare this to the above two images.
Osprey in tree with camera lens — 50mm equivalent — uncropped. This shows the distance covered for the above three shots.