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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by fouad6
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the angle of their approach, the instant the jets aligned perfectly and that instant finally happened...just when I also happened to be ready with the right lens, the correct shutter speed and the exposure was made. Untold number of other shots were discarded both before and after this shot was made.
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Submitted: Sunday, 20th March, 2011 17:35 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 23rd October, 2010
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Notes: hand held
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