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    This bighorn sheep was captured at 07:04 hours local time. It was a part of a small group of six that came down off the mountainside to drink and graze near the shallow ponds in the background.



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    Good shooting,
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    He's a healthy looking boy E B and you sure did well with the Bigma fully extended... sharp and detailed. Where was this taken? He looks lighter-colored than most I've seen and photographed.

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    Sharp and well composed as always - your absence was noted - welcome back.
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    Welcome back EB.
    Outstanding photograph. You know how to make the Bigma shine for sure.
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    you're doing something wrong." óJohn Gierach



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    EB nice work *****. Cheers Pete
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    Thank you.
    Good shooting,
    English Bob

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    Thank you. Composition was a little bit of luck as I was using a tripod and a two second mirror lockup so the sheep could move after I pressed the shutter button.
    Good shooting,
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    Thank you. I like the Sigma for the focal length and price but it isn't nearly as sharp as the 50-200mm. If I just used that extremely long focal length more often maybe I could justify buying the 300mm f2.8.
    Good shooting,
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    Thank you Pete.
    Good shooting,
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    Thank you. All of the sheep in this group were this light tan color except for a single dark brown older fellow. This, and several other images I captured of bighorns, came from Sheep Lakes in Rocky Mountain NP. They tell me that the sheep are coming down off the mountain primarily to get some minerals in the muddy edges of the ponds. I was lucky enough to see some sheep close enough to photograph three consecutive days.
    Good shooting,
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    Nice shot, EB! He certainly looks to be in fine condition, and you did a great job with Big-monster in capturing his form. So, you are back from your Spring travels now? Its good to see you back!
    Nate

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    Thank you, yes I'm back from my spring travels and I saw a lot more snow and cold weather than I expected. The Sigma 50-500mm does what I would describe as an acceptable job. It's good for the money, but I do miss the sharpness that I always get with the DZ lenses.
    Good shooting,
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    Welcome back EB very nice shots!

    Glad to hear and "SEE" from you..........

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    Thank you. I'm already getting ready for my next trip. Can't wait to get started.
    Good shooting,
    English Bob

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