What lens should I purchase to take pictures of fast moving subjects at a distance, magnify them with crisp detail so to speak freeze them in action, and bring them close (as subjects for my drawings and paintings)?
I have an EOS Rebel T7i, Canon EF-S 18-55mm, and EF-S 55-250mm lenses.
I am an amateur photographer, I have great interest in motion subjects, from flying birds to a kite surfer, to civil war re-enactments. I found myself wanting to capture expressions and out of the ordinary movements, cannonball fire, the facial expression of a Kite surfer that is 50 feet in the air, and actions.
I went on the Canon website and read many reviews on macro and telephoto and it shows sample pictures like a dragonfly's head or pictures of still subjects, which are all great but I want the same effect on an eagle sitting on a branch 300 feet from me and if he takes off I want to be able to shoot pictures in flight. I actually captured a bald eagle sitting on a branch with my zoom lens, but it just did not bring it close enough for me.
I am also more concentrated on being able to hike and be on the go and snap a picture instead of setting up a tripod unless it is an event. I do not want to spend a ton of money to start out with, but around of $1000 I am game.