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Are you lookin' at me?


Are you lookin' at me?
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Copyright: John Warden (JohnWarden) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 80] (352)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 75-300 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-14 17:18
Viewed: 3255
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
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I shot these Big Horn Sheep on the Icefield Parkway. There was no one around when I go out of my car. I got right down on my belly and used my forearms as a tripod, rolling over to get to the best position. It was spring the the mothers coat was shaggy and starting to come off. I took around a hundred photos before capturing this shot with the little guy looking between his mothers legs.

It was one of those zen momments where everything was coming together and it was just me, the sheep and the landscape. I love the deep coloration of the spruce trees and the purple rock face in behind the sheep.

When I got to my feet, there was a whole crowd of people that had stopped and were watching. They started clapping and cheering, so perhaps they thought the scene was as good as I did.

The Icefield Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper National park in Alberta is one of my favourite places of nature photography.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-11-14 17:51]

Hello John,
Great focus, composition and color saturation. Springtime means shaggy sheep and cute new kids. Great capture with the kids giving you a look from the protection of mom, thanks for sharing this great image.
Rick

Hi John
What a great shot, perfect landscape, they really stand out, great exposure and detail, especially the shaggy coat and little fella looking underneath.
Wonderful image

Kathleen

Hi John,
this is a charmer of a photo with the little one peeking out from under it's mother.The details are excellent as are the colour and focus of the shot.I am like you when I get a good photo opt I take more pictures than I know what to do with and also I am willing to crawl on my hands and knees to do so.Very nice composition and thank you for putting it up.I have a mom and kid shot up on TN as well. Bob

Hello John,
Excellent content.
Funny with that little fellow between the legs.
Natural habitat is well displayed.
Good compo.
Well done overall!
TFS
Annick

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