Hardest shot I ever took

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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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Blue Angel - low pass
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Every year that I've shot the Blue Angels Fleet Week shows, I've tried to catch the solo plane as it did a low pass over the SF Bay. I finally got the shot in 2006. As it turned out, the pilot came in too low, earning him a reprimand from the Boss. But the resulting shot, with the heat refraction and disturbed water surface, was worth the wait. The plane is just barely subsonic at this point. Not a pretty shot, but it has all the elements I was hoping for.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011 07:34 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 6th October, 2007
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Notes: Hand-held, no filter
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