sheepish shots : "Hi there..."

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 12 September 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

San Ramon, CA ~ There is a Farmer's Market every Saturday on the property of the sheep ranch. After I bought my fresh tomatoes this afternoon I took more 'sheepish shots.' These animals just engage my heart with their woolly textures and facial markings. This one was charming with her clear-eyed forthright attitude towards me. ;-)

NIKON D90 1/80 second F/5.6 ISO 640 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, this is dreamy! I love the colors and tones! Such sweetness in their faces.

12 Sep 2010 6:09am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

A lovely composition :)

12 Sep 2010 6:11am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


12 Sep 2010 6:12am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

And the one behind has a lovely "Smile"

12 Sep 2010 6:59am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Nice shot - they are posing very obediently. I love that gentle expression the other one has.

12 Sep 2010 8:48am

rem_la from Villiers, France

joli duo !

12 Sep 2010 10:01am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

I knew you were a master for flowers...And now, with these sheeps, this become something very very powerfull....So many presence in these eyes for animals not known for their intelligence! A challenge you did in a way! Bravo!

12 Sep 2010 10:11am

Ioanaz from Romania

so friendly faces! very nice shot

12 Sep 2010 10:53am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

I am never going to see sheep with the same eyes anymore:)
They all look lovely and beautiful on your pictures!!
Great composition here!

12 Sep 2010 11:12am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I am going to sound very stupid, but these two I see like a wedding couple . They are in front of altar, in a few minutes they will say - yes, I do :))
Gorgeous light and tones. STUNNER !

12 Sep 2010 12:55pm

@MARIANA: I like the way you see it ! ;-) And thanks for your comment, Mariana.

Sunder from Chennai, India

Awesome lighting and I like the eyes of the first one....

12 Sep 2010 2:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice selective focus excellent processing

12 Sep 2010 3:02pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

I like this shot ! Well framed and composed. Bravo.

12 Sep 2010 3:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Sweet light on these critters. Nice!

12 Sep 2010 3:57pm

joemulligan from burnsville, nc, United States

love the blue black rust colors......i think monet spent a lot of time painting sheep also.....

12 Sep 2010 4:40pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

I like how it looks directly into the camera, clear and intense... a great pose, sweet sheep... wonderfully captured, Dulcie!

12 Sep 2010 4:45pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

I love the soft tones on the wool...

12 Sep 2010 6:45pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a nice smile ,the blue tones are great !
kiss !

12 Sep 2010 7:30pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Awww sweet... he's looking at you ! I love the light in this capture, really special ! Have a nice sunday Dulcie :)

12 Sep 2010 7:52pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a cool shot of them, wonderfully composed and capture

12 Sep 2010 9:06pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

i think this is your best "sheep shot" yet!

13 Sep 2010 12:20am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

That one in the back almost seems to be smirking at the one in front. I love the expressions!

13 Sep 2010 12:42am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Too cute Dulcie! Obviously he has no intentions of being the guest of honour at dinner this evening.... ;-)

13 Sep 2010 1:22am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

They are beautiful with those dark outlines and the one on the left is really cute! Beautiful portrait!

13 Sep 2010 4:09am

Leanne from Victoria, Australia

awwww what a couple of cuties!

13 Sep 2010 5:37am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

cute faces! great tones

13 Sep 2010 7:28am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

This is a great shot Dulcie - love the processing. The eyes are amazingly clear!

13 Sep 2010 10:55am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Well, aren't those guys photogenic? The one is looking right at us and actually has such beautiful eyes!

14 Sep 2010 7:48pm

Carla from San Jose, United States

I adore all of the sheepish-sheep shots, especially this one. I take pleasure in opening your photos.

24 Sep 2010 7:12pm

1/80 second
ISO 640
450 mm (35mm equiv.)