I have sooooo wanted to get the 600mm out on the water, but I can't make a tripod work
Even using the super wide Hobie Pro Angler I still can't get a tripod to work without modifying the boat. With that said, I shoot on lakes, ponds, and rivers and find many of my subjects to be in flight. A lot of them are even behind me. With a tripod in the mix I would miss a lot of shots. Even though I would love to have the extra reach I'm having to make due with a lowly 400mm f4 DO for the portability.
Hoosier - take this post as jealousy and a compliment!