David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Three Point Landing

The twig must have looked a lot larger as the spoonbill was coming in for a landing.  Getting closer it must have realized the perch wasn’t going to work and made a last second adjustment to miss the twig.  Unfortunately within a second the twig was pushed down with one leg and then released.  It snapped back giving the spoonbill a quick pop on the belly.  Not all landings go as planned.

Nikon D4, 500mm, f/7.1, 1/3200’s, ISO 200, manual exposure


5 responses to “Three Point Landing

  1. Mary Strong-Spaid August 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Everyone makes mistakes!
    Sometimes education hurts.
    Bet the spoonbill doesn’t make that same mistake again.

  2. babsje September 6, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Good capture, fortunate timing for you and your camera! For the spoonbill? Not so much!

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