It took me a while to post-process the following sequence (courtesy of the machine gun aka D2H) after my visit to the Palo Alto Baylands Preserve a few weeks back: I just got around to it. I didn't know that these big birds could fight each other that agressively with the biggest weapon they have: their long beak! It's amazing that an eye was not put out in that conflict, and it looks like the one which was there before held his ground, errr, branch! Just landing to cause trouble Maybe if I look bigger, he'll be intimidated? Uh-Oh! This is not going so well after all! Now I think I really p$ssed him off, didn't I? Ouch, he's just huuuuurting me! This is no good, I gotta do something, quick! He's getting tired, I know it, I can win this, I'm telling you I can! Oops, I think I spoke too fast... At least I still have all my limbs and eyes! All with D2H + 70-200VR + 1.7TC, probably shot too tight (no cropping there!) but the sequence went down so quickly that I didn't react on all fronts: I kept firing trying to keep the action in the finder, that's about it!