This chap was sat quite happily and seemed completely unfazed as I approached ‘armed with a cheap as chips’ Canon 55-250mm. I did run it at the 250 end; sadly as a JPEG not RAW which lead to the 8 bit posterization on the BG. I shot in very low res which was entirely my own stupid fault! The image works, but would have been so much better in RAW to convert. I’m thinking that the full version of Photoshop is the answer. I find Elements quite limiting at times; especially as it only edits at 8bits rather than 16.