This photo on Flickr of a bald American eagle though impresses me a lot. Apart from the skill and patience, the photographer had luck on his side. The water was still so he got a perfect reflection, the light was just right to capture detail in the bird and the eagle obliged by trailing its wing in the water.
I imagine that the photographer took a burst of shots and selected this as the best. The result could well win awards - I would certainly vote for it.
The teccy stuff
For those who might be interested, it was taken with a Nikon D750 fitted with a 70-200mm f2.8 lens set at 200mm with an aperture of f4. The shutter speed was 1/1600th of a second and the ISO was 1250.
Now 200mm is very much on the short side for this type of work. Most bird in flight photographers would be armed with anything from 300mm to 600mm lenses even on crop framed cameras. However, as Carol Thorpe would point out, the D750 is a full frame 24 megapixel camera and so it is likely that the end result is a crop from the original