Had been taking images of the female while she was in a tree. She went to this perch near the ground and bent over as if she were going to launch. I hit the button for a burst and the male came into view !
Incredibly good fortune, but I had been photographing the female for over an hour. I was rewarded when the male came in to mate !
Cropped for composition. Routine brightness, contrast and sharpening
Canon 50D, Canon 400mm, Canon 1.4X teleconverter