Bruno D'Amicis - Chamois essence


Well, not so much to say. You all know I love (or, better, I am obsessed by) Apennine chamois. This is one of my favourite images taken so far of this marvellous species. The sun was setting behind a mountain and I moved to place the animal exactly in the line with the sun. When the last rays hit it, I deliberately underexposed of 3 stops to obtain this pitch black image. The round shapes are reflections on a dwarf pine.

Tags: abruzzi, apennine chamois, bruno damicis, endangered, italy, mountains, rupicapra pyrenaica ornata

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  1. Stian said:

    05/11/2011 11:09


    This was meant to be a critical comment, but what else can i say?? No constructive critic from me, but you don´t need it on this amazing picture! The way i like it!

    Nice to meet you in Lünen. Look forward to fight against nature destruction with you.

    All the best.

  2. David Guimaraes said:

    05/11/2011 20:43

    Brutal! Congratulations on an extremely well concpted image!

  3. Theo said:

    05/11/2011 21:30

    Hi Bruno, this is a great image, I simply love it, congrats!

  4. Roy Mangersnes said:

    05/11/2011 23:16

    I just love this kind of photography. I know it can be tricky, but this is nicely executed Bruno!

  5. judyroyalglenn said:

    06/11/2011 01:29


  6. Alex said:

    06/11/2011 10:15

    It`s great.

  7. Werner said:

    06/11/2011 12:06

    Can't wait to see more pictures from your chamois-project - soooo good!

  8. Emmanuel Boitier said:

    07/11/2011 14:43

    A masterpiece!

  9. Fetze said:

    07/11/2011 20:38

    Very beautiful pictures! Cheers!

  10. Luciano Gaudenzio said:

    08/11/2011 21:56

    Grande Bruno!
    apart easy compliments, this shot really expresses the essence of photography, light and composition, at highest level, a shot that I envy you a lot ....