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    Default The Curl.

    The bighorn sheep males have large brownish horns that grow throughout their lives and curve up and back over their ears and then down, around, and up past their cheeks in a C shape called a “curl.” The age of the rams can roughly be judged by the completeness of the curl. A full curl is usually achieved in 7-8 years.



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    Really nice shot of a really nice animal; seems to be in great condition. Thanks. --Ken

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    Default Re: The Curl.

    This capture really great. The composition and the detail very good.
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    Default Re: The Curl.

    Magnificent capture !!!
    Safe Diving

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    Default Re: The Curl.

    A fine specimen, and master of all he surveys. Nice shot, EB.
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    Default Re: The Curl.

    Good composition, too. Looks like he had been walking in some mud.

    How do you like quality of the lens?

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    Default Re: The Curl.

    Thank you. I've noticed that most of the wildlife seem to have come through the winter in very good condition. The winter feeding must have been better than average.
    Good shooting,
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    Thank you. I enjoyed being there and personally seeing the sheep. I devoted three days to capturing them.
    Good shooting,
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    Default Re: The Curl.

    Thank you.
    Good shooting,
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    Default Re: The Curl.

    Thank you. It does seem that way. He still has a long life and much adventure to look forward to.
    Good shooting,
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    Default Re: The Curl.

    Thank you. More about the mud in tomorrow's post.

    I consider the Sigma 50-500mm to be only acceptable. Optically, it has neither the resolution nor contrast of the DZ lenses. It appears a little sharper than it really is in this image only because I oversharpened the image. The physical construction is very good. I use this lens because I'm primarily a landscape shooter and only occasionally have a need for a lens of this long focal length. If I was primarily a wildlife shooter there is no doubt I would acquire the DZ 300mm f2.8 lens.
    Good shooting,
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    Default Re: The Curl.

    Thanks for the input. I had the Sigma 50-200mm before I got the ZD and although it was a good lens, it wasn't as smooth or sharp as the ZD.

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