Like an aircraft performing the takeoff climb, this bird (please enlighten me) seems to be practicing along the same lines. It came out of nowhere and as I was in a kayak, where my camera’s safety was more important than mine, I pointed the lens at it and fired away. I haven’t seen this shot in over two months. Thats because I never thought this shot actually made it. I know its grainy and its not a very sharp shot but I was proud of camera for even being upto speed on capturing this.