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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Magic moment
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Submitted: Monday, 21st March, 2011 22:39 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 17th August, 2004
Focal length: 17.4 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F5.2
ISO: 80
Notes: Considerng my poor camera, the hardness was waiting for the magic moment . . . The bird's flight, the sailing boat, the red tonality reflected on the sea.
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