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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Heron in flight
by ijem777
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I had to "chase" many many Heron to get that very specific moment. My best bird shot ever.
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Submitted: Thursday, 24th March, 2011 21:46 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 12th February, 2002
Focal length: 15 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 80
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