"Power Wings Skim Over the Frozen Pond" recently was awarded a Best of Show with a score of 90. It was taken in January 2015 in Cape May, New Jersey. This distance was a good 200 feet and the temperature as around 30 degrees. I used a Canon 500 mm lens with an 1.4x extender. A tripod and gimbal head was used to follow along as the swan cruised across the pond.
From Just Birds