Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature

Challenge #1 in the Tamron Prize Challenge series. Hosted by Tamron Challenge, Simon Joinson.
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Give us your best Travel or Nature shot and you could win a superb SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF), which sets high-performance DSLRs free with SP engineering, F/2.8 maximum aperture and Tamron VC. To find out more about this highly praised lens check out http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/1750_vc_b005.asp. The winner of this challenge (as decided by public vote) will receive a Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC zoom lens (in Canon EF-S or Nikon mount). If the winner is a full frame user, we will substitute the SP 28-75mm F/2.8. No other substitutions will be offered. No cash alternative is available. Prizes are non transferable and non refundable. Competition open to any registered dpreview.com member, anywhere in the world.
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Red Winged Blackbird
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I was at the right place at the right time. The wind was blowing quite hard. The bird flew around me a dozen times before landing on one of the cattails. To gain its balance it latched onto another cattail. Hence, I got my shot, "Red-winged Blackbird on Stilts."
Submitted: Thursday, 20th October, 2011 14:52 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 4th June, 2010
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
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