Your best wild bird photo

Challenge #4 in the Wild birds series. Hosted by Ben_Egbert.
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high quality images of wild birds. No captive or domestic birds. No humans in the image. Must be in a wild or natural setting (back yards ok so long as no man made items are included and the birds are free wild birds).
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Cormorant and Fish
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I've been after this moment for over 2.5 years. Most of the time the action happened too fast and too far away. Today with the combination of a short distant, good light, good presentation of both bird and prey I was able to make this image. As with any wildlife photograph, more or less, luck is always involved, and today for some reason this guy decided to play with his food for a good 3 minutes, and that is an eternity. Thanks for viewing, commenting and voting.
Submitted: Thursday, 27th January, 2011 15:33 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 14th January, 2011
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 200
Views: 1485
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