Can't decide how happy I am with this shot. Beautiful bird came by while I was photographing an egret and took position in a snag. I took a fair number of photos while waiting for his eventual departure.
The focus isn't so good on the wings, though the shutter speed was up there--1/800. Can't decide if I like it because it conveys motion or don't like it because it isn't frozen.
Would also love some feedback on the crop job. The full-size, uncropped photos are here.
Camera is a D7000 with a 300mm f4 Nikkor lens. (That I need to send for repair because it's got a crack on the front element--separate post to come. Only time I've been happy to have a crop sensor, I guess.)