|Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 220mm, f/5.6, 1/1000sec, ISO 200|
This pelican was taking off in the waters of the Eau Gallie River at Ballard Park, in Melbourne, Florida.
Most of my action shots of birds fail dismally, but I quite like this one.
I like how they use their feet to push off of the water six or eight times before finally getting airborne.
The water behind them looks as if someone skipped a stone.