Just after dropping off my eldest daughter at boarding school, I decided to take a gravel road back home and almost halfway, I saw this Duiker in the crop field next to the road. As I stopped and quickly grapped my camera, the Duiker looked at me, I took this one shot and then it turned around and ran away. I found myself to be very lucky to be at this spot at the right time. A Duiker is a small to medium-sized antelope native to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 18
Award Score: 62 (Value 12, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Nature Photography
Photograph Location: Wellington, Western Cape | South-Africa
Photographer: Dawid Theron (Tulbagh, South-Africa) Registered
Dawid Theron has always been drawn to the way nature presents it’s own “works of art”. Although he can appreciate beautiful landscapes and sunsets, his focus is towards the smaller elements: a close-up of a flower or water running over rocks, creating works of art that would normally go unnoticed. Dawid’s love for capturing these type of images doesn’t end in a natural environment; he also has a passion for architecture and other man-made objects that may present it’s own beautiful elements in the form of interesting lines, shapes, textures and colors.
The definition of Fine Art Photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer. In some sense he sees himself more as an artist, with his surroundings as a canvas and the camera as his tool to capture those pieces of art he finds worthwhile sharing.