Once in a while, I get lucky enough to find a subject like this baby bird, perched precariously on a nest that it has almost outgrown.

The angle is a bit awkward because I didn’t have the time to go and look for a ladder — note that I took this photo on the morning of our flight to Geneva last April — but I’m very pleased with the overall sharpness, focus and quality of the photograph straight out of the camera.

By the time we got back from our whirlwind European vacation, the nest was already empty.