This evening I chose a subject that was actually out of reasonable range for either end of the focal length of the 17-40mm lens, but I did it for a reason. Both shots were taken from the same spot, with a left of center focus point on the blonde horse left of center. Both were treated to the same Lightroom corrections, including the crop from the center.
This is Cherokee Winds Farm, nestled between Buckhall Road and Prince William Parkway, not a mile from the City of Manassas. I saw critters running and playing, so my impression is that they at least are still being well cared for.
EXIF: ISO 640 @17&40mm, f:/11 1/60 sec.