Birds in nature

Challenge #19 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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Making an impression.
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In the midst of a courtship dance one of the partners tore a branch from an oak tree and proceeded to fly with it to impress its prospective mate.
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Submitted: Saturday, 29th May, 2010 03:38 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 19th September, 2009
Focal length: 425 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 400
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