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 Post subject: New Year Lambs
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:23 am 
Imagine a small paddock with sheltering hedges on the north, south and west sides but open to the east overlooking a grassy bank down to a small stream.
Imagine that it is the depths of winter, twilight is becoming quite dark, there is a howling gale from the east with lashing rain, the temperature is not much above freezing.
Imagine some poor bedragled creatures wandering about on the east side in the teeth of the storm,,,,,
,,,and that was just us !

There is a very nice shelter with comfy straw on the ground down the sheltered western end all ready for an experienced ewe to drop her young in, but it was our first time and we were relying on her to know what to do LOL!
But no, she had given birth near a bramble bush over on the exposed east side and we had to persuade her into the shelter and carry her babies in.

However, the good news is that all was well by the following day, we had not caught pneumonia!
2 lambs, a brother and sister, one is being camera shy :-

Panasonic FZ18
the first one was f3.2 1/20s ISO200 fl6.8mm{44mm}
the second one f3.6 1/80s ISO160 fl34.5mm{210mm}


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:37 am 
Malcom, think you should have given us a Government warning before the story... when I read it had too go and turn up the heating a couple of notches as for the piccies.... lovely everybody say aahhh

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:56 pm 
Baaahh :)

Defiance wrote:
when I read it had too go and turn up the heating a couple of notches
Yes, sorry Roy, I now realise that I should have issued woolly jumpers all round before telling that shaggy dog tail :-)

Click on the pics for big ones,
Dad looking pleased with himself and wanting a crust of bread.
f5.6 1/320s ISO200 fl=8.5mm{52mm}
Panasonic FZ18


A view to the east on a more pleasant day.
f4 1/160s ISO200 fl=46.7mm{284mm}

It is a good job that the low grey bush was there at the foot of the tree, else it would have been the classical beginners error of tree growing out of head of sheep !
We are on higher ground here with a bank down to a stream beyond the sheep. The result is that the middle ground is out of sight and so we go from an in focus foreground directly to an out of focus background with no transition,
I quite like the effect, what do you all think ?

Mother-to-be is on the left, not-sure-about-it-Dad on the right. Mother's big sister being camera shy.

Edit later - I should have said : critical appraisal always welcome.

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Great pictures, as if the lambs were photo-conscious :wink:

I like also the comments, they enhance the pictures :!:

Thanks for sharing :)

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