Photographer audition: Birdwatcher lecture

Challenge #88 in the The Art Director series. Hosted by jezsik.
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The local birdwatchers know their birds, but they don't know their photography. They want an experienced photographer to attend their next meeting and present some bird photography along with tips on how they might improve their own image taking. Submit your best wildlife bird photo.
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Circus aeruginosus (Western Marsh-harrier)
by r3dd0
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Birds of prey are very shy animals. It is a real challenge to watch them and even more to take pictures of them. This is a female Marsh-harrier after successful hunt of a water rat.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 5th September, 2012 07:43 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 30th July, 2012
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
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