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Bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep
Photo Information
Copyright: Martin Valliere (marval) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 19] (160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Pentax FA 80-320mm/1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-18 19:39
Viewed: 4830
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I take this picture in the zoo of St-Felicien Québec/Canada.

Family: Bovidae

Diet: Herbivorous , feeding on grasses and forbs ; seeks out salt licks.

Reproduction: Sexually mature at 2 years. Mating occurs between late October and December. A single lamb is born between early May and early June after a gestation period of 6 months, and is weaned after 5-6 months.

Longevity: Up to 14 years in the wild and over 15 years in captivity.

Predators: Pumas and gray wolves; young may also be taken by coyotes, grizzly bears, wolverines, Canadian lynx and golden eagles.

Status: Population stable, not at risk.


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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-05-18 19:42]
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Nice, I have chased these guys up the mountian for hours and with out a photo to share, well composed well taken ...


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-19 1:27]

Même si c'est au zoo, cela n'en reste pas moins une très belle photo. La composition verdoyante est agréable et le tête du mouflon qui pointe derrière le rocher donne un air coquin ;-) Belles couleurs, bonne netteté et exposition.
Compliments Martin.

I like your perspective, Martin.
The head only image of the animal goes very well with the surroundings, giving a good sense of its habitat.
Very good colours, contrast and depth of view.

Hello Martin,

What a lucky shot! I imagine he didn't stay there for long once he spotted you. There is great sharpness and color saturation here. I'm jealous of this shot!

Thanks for Sharing

Evelynn ; )

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