Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-02-07 15:48]
a beautiful portrait photo of this Big Horn Sheep of the Rocky Mountains,
fine frontal POV, fine focus sharpness and details, beautiful eye-contact,
- jpinkham (685)
- [2010-02-07 18:36]
A fine portrait of this Big Horn, Janice. I have to think Rick will be pleased with the dedication. Great point of view, excellent sharpness, nice DOF control to keep your subject emphasized and standing out against a rather difficult background for contrast.
- ubc64 (789)
- [2010-02-07 20:45]
What a detailed and attractive shot of that Big Horn Sheep! Your f/7.1 opening has achieved enough DOF to keep the sheep's head very sharp, while nicely blurring the BG. Good colouring also. Very well done portrait! TFS.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-02-07 22:39]
Nice to see a new post from you again.It's very nice capture of this big horn sheep.I liked expression on face,details and sharpness a lot.Lovely dedication to our friend Rick.
Have a nice week!
Thanks for posting..
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2010-02-07 23:38]
A great close-up of this Big Horn Sheep. Well seen and captured.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2010-02-07 23:55]
Indeed, it's a nice face. You present us a beautifulportrait of this Big Horn Sheep and the crop is very effective. I also like the unity of the colour tones that create a particular effect. It's a nice dedication for Rick (let's hope he will discover it...).
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2010-02-08 5:50]
I see weather is easing over there, good for it.
You've managed to get a very good portrait of this B.H. sheep, with those wonderfully textured horns that fill all the frame.
It's so nice also the smooth appearance of the fur, due to the light and its reflections on the hairs.
A fine portrait and thanks a lot for share it with us.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-02-08 19:26]
Great potrait and humorous facial expresion you caught here, looks like me when I angry someone alse at my school, lol:)
I always love wild goats and sheep since i feel them close me:) in their stance to life... haha.. i think this is stemning from my sign of the Zodiac, Capricorn.
TFS this beautiful portrait Janice,
Have a great day!
- valy67 (9219)
- [2010-02-11 22:19]
Hello Janice !
Even if they live at the other end of the world, your Big Horn looks a lot like our French Ibx that we have in the Alps. It is a wondrful picture and a great dedication to your friend Rick. Excellent details on his face, nice warm colors, beautiful tight composition, and I also like the pose of the Big Horn, he looks relaxed, and not really afraid by your presence. Very well done !
Well do I have a red face or what. Such kind words from such a special person that has been here with me from the beginning makes them very special in deed. I believe you should keep going after wildlife and scenery images. We can show the world just how special Alberta and western Canada is, which to me is a double edge sword. I would like to keep it uncrowded for myself, but I guess thats selfish. This image is superb this 3-4 year old ram may challenge the big boys in a couple of years so his genes are passed on. Thank you so very much Janice, your support has carried me along like you will never know. Without you I wouldn't of had the courage to get numerous images into Alberta Nature magazine, images used by Cypress Hills Provincial Park and the Helen Schuler Center in Lethbridge for signs, and images in a book written by Dawn Dickinson called Caught in the Spin, the Wild Horses of CFB Suffield. Thank you, thank you thank you.