natieleo December 10, 2017
this is awesome ????
fabrizioferraris December 10, 2017
HenryT December 10, 2017
Nice catch!
fabrizioferraris December 10, 2017
Thank you Henry!!
Witmar May 09
great picture
Thank you Witmar!!
Hsusbs May 09
how save photo ?
HeatherMS May 09
Incredible ! Amazing shot.
Thank you Heather!!
Teratura May 10
Some people are at the right place at the right time! If I were to EVER get a shot like this, I don't know how I would top it! Simply, simply amazing!!!
Thanks so much! Shots like these always require a good dose of luck and patience. That day I had a lot of both!!
Craftqueen98 May 14
Amazing capture
Thank you Craftqueen!!
Alfredo_Jose May 18
bobtoye Jul 25
Spectacular! What I would call ‘stalking that wildlife action photo.’
Thank you very much bobtoye!
Amazing capture. Well done!

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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken in Italy, in the Piedmont countryside
To make this shot I got up at 5.30 in the morning and at 7.30 I was there. It's important to be in place very early to avoid being seen by animals. I knew that in this area there were some buzzards fighting for territorial supremacy in fact, on the same day, I was able to photograph 8 different buzzards. In the case of this image the two buzzards fight for prey. The rat had been hunted by the animal on the right but as soon as it arrived on the roost the other buzzard arrived in a swoop trying to steal it. The fight lasted several minutes and finally a third buzzard stole the prey
The light at that moment was particular. There was a warm light in the undergrowth as the sunlight was filtered by the branches of the plants, at the same time you could see the blue sky in the background creating a nice contrast of warm / cold light
For this shot i used a Nikon D500 with a Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S and Gitzo tripod with Photoseiki TB-101 head
I knew that there would be an opportunity to make a similar shot but I didn't think I could have both animals so well exposed. The wait rewarded me!
Shooting always in raw, this gives me the opportunity to better develop the shots in post-production. In this shot it was not necessary a great post-production work. The light was already fantastic and I didn't have to correct it a lot. Sharpness, contrast, luminance, saturation and a few other slight adjustments gave this final result
In my camera bag
Normally my backpack is not very light... I have a Nikon D610 and Nikon D500. About lens i have: Tamron 15-30 SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, Tamron 24-70 SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, Sigma 70-200 F/2.8-AF EX DG OS HSM, Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S. Also in the backpack I always carry spare batteries, cleaning kit, various filters, covers and camouflage cloth, 2 torches and 2 remote shots
To do nature photography I always suggest to study the behaviors of the animals you want to photograph. Migration or mating periods, feeding and preferred habitat must be absolutely known by the photographer. Having done this you need a lot of patience and free time. Sometimes you don't do any shoot for all the day and then everything happens in 5 minutes ... the animals are unpredictable but they are beautiful for this too

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