Birds in nature

Challenge #19 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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Your best bird shots....but they need to be in nature....no caged birds or from a zoo!
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Dinner Flight
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I had owned my new D300s for less than a week and was eager to get into the field to play with it. After work one afternoon I headed to Saddle Lake, near Grand Forks, BC where I knew Yellow-headed Blackbirds would be hanging around the marshy shores. After a short while, the sun dipped below the hills and light turned poor, so I turned my eyes skyward and noticed an Osprey circling. It swooped down and captured its dinner, circled once more and headed off to the banquet. A great first outing ...
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Submitted: Saturday, 29th May, 2010 17:54 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 29th April, 2010
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 220
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