5 August 2012

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
Zambujeira do Mar, Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina NP

The White Stork is undoubtedly one of the species of birds that I most enjoy photographing. Besides the emotional aspects that could be expected for someone who worked with these birds for almost two decades, the White Stork has everything a photographer may wish for: it is common, trusting, very eclectic as to the habitats it frequents and the places where it builds nests, and photogenic. To photograph it in environments such as the ones, in the beautiful landscapes to be found in the south western coast of Alentejo and the Vicentino plateau, is a real pleasure.

Nikon D300 + Nikon 500mm f4 VR
iso 400, 1/800, f14