Hardest shot I ever took

Challenge #61 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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Ever had one of those shots that just took forever to get it right? No editing...just the perfected shot, and maybe a description of what made it hard.
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Drink on the Wing
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Cormorants were scooting along close to the water then dropping their beak in to get a drink. I wanted to get the exact moment when they dropped their beak into the water. Finally I got the shot!!
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Submitted: Sunday, 20th March, 2011 06:17 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 8th March, 2011
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/8000 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 800
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