White Stork leaving its nest

I was photographing a white stork (Ciconia ciconia) in its nest. The bird will frequently leave the nest in search of more food and hence staying ready with the eye in the viewfinder and the finger in the shutter a little bit longer often yields great shots, such as this one, which captures the moment in which the stork takes off.

Estaba fotografiando una cigueña (Ciconia ciconia) en su nido. Sabiendo que estas aves abandonan el nido con frecuencia en busca de alimento, decidí esperar un poco más, con el ojo en el objetivo y el dedo en el disparador. La espera dió sus frutos...
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Nikon D700, Nikon 500mm F4, beanbag
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Date: 19/05/2012

Location: Monfrague, Extremadura, Spain

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

White Stork leaving its nest

I was photographing a white stork (Ciconia ciconia) in its nest. The bird will frequently leave the nest in search of more food and hence staying ready with the eye in the viewfinder and the finger in the shutter a little bit longer often yields great shots, such as this one, which captures the moment in which the stork takes off.

Estaba fotografiando una cigueña (Ciconia ciconia) en su nido. Sabiendo que estas aves abandonan el nido con frecuencia en busca de alimento, decidí esperar un poco más, con el ojo en el objetivo y el dedo en el disparador. La espera dió sus frutos...
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Nikon D700, Nikon 500mm F4, beanbag
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Date: 19/05/2012

Location: Monfrague, Extremadura, Spain

Photographer: Arturo de Frias