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Photo Of The Month: Kevin Sawford
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Kevin Sawford. from United Kingdom

I spent many hours at this location, over several summers, often using my car as a mobile hide, this image was taken from a public road. I knew roe deer would come out from a local wood to feed, in the evenings. When I saw the field start to turn red in colour, from the many poppies,

I would visit most evenings. I would park my car on a hill, overlooking the field. The road was very quiet with little traffic at this time of day, so when a deer came out to feed I could slowly approach it in my car. With my camera ready on my passenger seat, I could stop and quietly raise the camera to rest on the windowsill and take my images.

This particular image is from a series I captured of this buck feeding on the poppy flowers - taken a few years ago now. I’m glad I put in so much effort, as I have never seen the field so full of poppies since, demonstrating that when you get a unique opportunity be persistent and keep going back to the location in order to come away with the best portfolio of images that you can.

Roe Deer, Suffolk, United Kingdom • Canon EOS 1D Mk IV, EF500mm f/4L IS USM, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO 800
We wish to congratulate this month’s POTM winner. This gorgeous picture will be promoted via our social media pages.
Clare Disano • WPM Editor

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