Congratulations to Vassili Balocco for winning the recent Shadows Assignment with the image, “Bramito.”
“Photographing deer in the mating season is amazing and offers the chance to observe different interesting behaviors,” explains Balocco. “On this occasion, I was in the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park in Italy under my camouflage hide with a wonderful valley before my eyes while I heard a belling deer quite close behind me. I slowly and quietly rotated my tripod and started shooting this big male that didn’t seem to realize I was there. I had some time before he left and I managed to take a few nice photos. But, more importantly, it was a wonderful experience.”
Nikon D500 and a Sigma 150-600mm Sports lens and 600mm. Exposure: 1/1000 sec; ƒ/6.3, ISo 200.
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Originally Published December 13, 2018