ERHP - I love the Shoveler shot. Great action, very nice detail.
Here's Black Skimmer in action taken a few weeks ago at St Marks NWR in FL. I have been "jonesing" for this shot for a long time. The skimming action was pretty far away and I didn't get many pixels on the bird with my lens (300 mm f/4 L with 1.4X TC III) so this has been cropped and processed a good bit. I probably could have used faster shutter speed but I think smooth panning was also part of my problem. BIF takes a lot of practice!
7D, 1/1250, f/8, ISO 400.