wow, that is a beautiful shot! what lenses did you use?
Thanks! I used a Nikkor 55-300mm DX VR. It's not the best lens out there, but I got it for $100 off and the VR works very well. For this shot, I'm wide open at f/5.6 so the quality isn't the best (noticeably at 100%), and I increased the contrast and vibrance significantly.