Luciano Gaudenzio - Ghost!


Snow storm and fog, only white, then, suddenly, in the sea of ​​snow, I distinguish a different white edge: she is, the lady of snows, the white ptarmigan.
A slow approach being together as much as possible; for an hour I see her eating grass and slake it’s thirst by consuming snow, then, suddenly, with a flutter of wings, she decides to disappear into white.
Perhaps I could photograph it while flying …. SLR’s buffer is full, I’m wait for almost a minute, then, I check if there is only white in the files….

…I see it and I’m happy.

Tags: alps, dolomites, flight, luciano gaudenzio, ptarmigan, snow, White

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  1. David Guimaraes said:

    10/12/2011 20:09

    What a beautifull ghost! What a shot! the Grouse, completely white, flying over the snow... Great, great image!

  2. Bruno said:

    11/12/2011 19:49

    Luciano, you should know that I deeply envy you for this... Jokes apart, I know how hard is to photograph that species in Italy and you should be proud of your great results and... bring me there the next year! ;-)

  3. Luciano said:

    07/01/2012 11:58

    Thank's David and Bruno!
    of course Bruno...

  4. Bert said:

    12/05/2016 11:26

    It's great to find an expert who can exiapln things so well