Deer in the Moonlight by Angus Monks
Sometimes when you set out to take a photograph, you end up with more than you bargained for. That’s certainly the case with this image captured by New Brunswick photographer Angus Monks. “I was up early in the morning, just before going to work, and trying to get a picture of the planets along with the moon,” he says. “But I also got another star — a deer that came along to see what I was doing.” That’s quite a bonus. And whether or not Angus realized it, he also executed an artsy self-portrait. His shadow (along with that cast by his tripod) stretches along the snow on the right side of the image.
Angus captured the scene with a 6-second exposure at ISO3200 taken with a Nikon D3200 DSLR camera equipped with a wide-angle lens.
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