Pictureof the month

roe deer buck

The European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as the western roe deer or just roe deer, is a Eurasian species of deer which I always like to photograph.

I knew a moor in the center of Holland which also has some small fields filled with wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum).

I had this picture in my mind of a roe deer just surrounded by the beautyful white flowers from the wild radish.

One particular afternoon I packed my photogear and drove towards the moor. It was a warm and sunny afternoon. I worried that the roe deer would come out to soon into the field with wild radisch, resulting in pictures with high contrasts because of the harsh light.

Although some of the roe deer came out when the light was still harsh, this roe deer buck walked into the wild radish just when the sun had sunk behind the trees. The light conditions were perfect and I made the picture I wanted to make.

Christian Biemans