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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Its took me about 20 minutes to slowly get close behind this large male baboon and frame the shot in a very stormy day in South Africa and share the view with him
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Submitted: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011 23:44 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 23rd February, 2010
Focal length: 44 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 200
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