Water Birds Undercarriage At Work [ Specific theme, see below ]

Challenge #26 in the The Company Of Animals series. Hosted by Patchandcrew.
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Any species of bird for which water is their primary habitat [ ie waterfowl, shorebirds, waders, gulls, pelicans etc ] at the moment of take off or landing, one or both feet ideally touching a surface be it ground, water, rock, nest, building, wood etc or at the most be clearly within inches of it to make it obvious a take off or landing was in progress, precision timing is key for this challenge. No feeding shots, just landing or taking off. To far from theme will mean a DQ.
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Coming At Me
by yobbyt
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As soon as I started shooting at them they took off out of the lake straight at me. Scared the poop out of me.
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Submitted: Monday, 14th March, 2011 01:10 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 17th October, 2010
Focal length: 55 mm
Shutter speed: 253/100000 sec
Aperture: F5.7
ISO: 1600
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