This first shot is of the Dog-Hound-Thing. We went for a bit of a stroll over the sand dunes. Mind you, it's always difficult to get him to stop moving, but he's getting better in his old age - just.
I opened the lens up to its maximum aperture (f/2.8) to see what the out-of-focus background would look like and was pleasantly surprised - it's very nice, to my eyes anyway:
More shots to come tomorrow.