sheepish shots : head shot

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 6 September 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

San Ramon, CA ~ seen at a small sheep farm near home, Forest Home Farms.

This sheep was a little wary of my camera and tripod, but totally willing to pose for her head shot ! ;-)

NIKON D90 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Not Baaad-very good!. No wooly focus either! Love the light!

6 Sep 2010 5:36am

@CElliottUK: Oh good, I was hoping this shot would spark some puns. Yours are the first, and two in one comment at that. Thanks a lot !!! ;-)

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

how lucky - a wanna be catwalk model (or should that me sheep walk)

6 Sep 2010 5:38am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

What a cute model! The light is beautiful in this picture!

6 Sep 2010 5:40am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

I like the background too...looks a bit wooly too!

6 Sep 2010 6:05am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Oh, wow, I love this image. The clear and sweet shot of the sheep is great, but the background is insanely great!

6 Sep 2010 6:14am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Oh wow! What a great portrait! The bokeh...just everything looks fantastic
No matter what the model is:) You just made it 5**** for me!

6 Sep 2010 6:16am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice portrait , good job on the back ground , Phil.

6 Sep 2010 6:28am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent sheep shot.

6 Sep 2010 7:25am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Un punto de vista perfecto. Perfectamente recogida la dulce y digna expression del animal... te mira! Elegante y plácidamente espera... espera a que dejes de mirarla con tu máquina que no comprende... Un contraste excelente entre las texturas del cuerpo del animal y el fondo variado y lleno de luz! Muy buena imagen Dulcie!

6 Sep 2010 7:27am

Leanne from Victoria, Australia

perfect portrait, love the details in the wool.

6 Sep 2010 7:43am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

this picture is full of sheep! :D

6 Sep 2010 7:45am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

very wonderful...

6 Sep 2010 8:29am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Nice and curly hair-do! ;D

6 Sep 2010 9:34am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

one very cute sheep. Nice light ^^

6 Sep 2010 9:57am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

say cheese :D

6 Sep 2010 10:14am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Excellent composition! Great expression.

6 Sep 2010 10:58am

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a wonderful 'portrait'. Excellent!!

6 Sep 2010 12:20pm

k@ from Paris, France

Oh, love the tone (terrific) and the melting background mixed with the woolen Miss !

6 Sep 2010 12:25pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super image :) Great framing and DOF !

6 Sep 2010 12:50pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Lovely tones in this shot, like the magical bokeh!
This sheep looks very wise- great model!

6 Sep 2010 1:26pm

JOEMULLIGAN from burnsville, nc, United States

Oh this is great.....the curious and yet worried look in those slotted eyes.....and the wonderful texture of the wool repeated in the color and texture of the background.....with the sun just coming up (going down?)

6 Sep 2010 1:42pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful portrait.

6 Sep 2010 1:54pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great close up shot of this "photogenic"sheep

6 Sep 2010 3:57pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

I love everything about this image, Dulcie - Five Stars! The square crop, the framing, the processing and presentation are all splendid!

6 Sep 2010 4:53pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Love that first comment....Not baaaaaaddddd......!! Great catch how he's looking right at you....wonder what he's thinking !!!!

6 Sep 2010 5:22pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What beautiful natural colors you have found in this - and I love how the highlights beyond somehow echo the woolly coat !

6 Sep 2010 5:42pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Maybe sheepish, but in a lovely way! The grey and the sharpness of the head stands out so good to the wonderful bokeh and colors in the background.

6 Sep 2010 5:43pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful portrait! Love this cute face! I want to kiss it! I love animals! Nice!!!!

6 Sep 2010 5:53pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb portrait and the background is magical. Beautiful day.

6 Sep 2010 7:01pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Baaaa! Great clarity here.

6 Sep 2010 7:38pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great close up and a happy face!

7 Sep 2010 2:48am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Awesome capture!

7 Sep 2010 3:09am

Seraphine from San Francisco, Uganda

i love how you got the head shot, and also how you made the background look vaguely like a sea of wool. you really captured this one beautifully, dulcie. wonderful work!

7 Sep 2010 3:46am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

What a lovely shot, so cute and such a fantastic pose... that's really a great picture, Dulcie. :)

7 Sep 2010 4:31am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

great shot! love the tones

7 Sep 2010 5:08am

Fokkio from Netherlands


7 Sep 2010 6:28am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Lovely shot and I like the effect

7 Sep 2010 4:03pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

oh what a love - great shot!

8 Sep 2010 1:02am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a gorgeous animal! Very nicely done, Dulcie!

8 Sep 2010 9:23am

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe rendu pour ce portrait.

17 Sep 2010 8:48pm

Maria Draper from California, United States

I like this portrait

4 Dec 2010 5:39am

1/200 second
ISO 400
450 mm (35mm equiv.)