Michelle (my wife) made this capture of a duck taking off this past week while we were boating on Lake Havasu in Arizona. This particular member of the local waterfowl community had been following us as we drifted while eating lunch. I suppose he was hoping for a bit of bread or chip.
This was shot with a Canon 350D SLR and a 100-300mm zoom lens. If you’ve ever tried to make a shot like this, then you know how difficult it is to achieve the near-perfect timing and focus.