Birds In Flight...

Challenge #14 in the A bit of everything series. Hosted by udaman.
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It is a little intimidating, shooting hand-held with a 70-200 zoom and a 1.4x telextender, when the banks of the Mississippi River are filled with photographers with 600mm+ lenses on gimballed tripods. Patience and warm clothes were crucial in helping me get this shot. The Bald Eagle had just grabbed a Freshwater Drum out of the river and was kind enough to fly right over me. It needed only minor cropping and little pp.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2009 19:53 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 14th February, 2009
Focal length: 280 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
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