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    This fellow is one of a group who've just come down the mountainside and are now examining the terrain for threats before going to water. They saw me, but apparently didn't judge me to be a threat since I was quite a distance away and completely motionless. I think the gentle smile and the pink spot on the end of his nose makes him look particularly happy with himself. They did go to the water.


    Camera: E-3
    Lens: DZ 50-200mm + EC-14 at 283mm
    Shutter speed: 1/250
    Aperture: f5.6
    Metering mode: ESP
    ISO: 125
    Good shooting,
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    I have been following you "Big sheep series", but haven't commented before now.

    Like the others; the exposure is spot on. I also like that the guy's looking at us. But I am not 100% sure on the composition. I feel there is a too much space in front of the sheep; and I would like to see the rest of the back.

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    I like the expression you captured, watchfull yet not particularly nervous. Fine specimen and a nice shot, EB.
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    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Composition was a difficult choice on this shot. I'd already decided that I wanted to get some close head shots it possible and this was the maximum magnification and the closest that this lens combination would allow. That having been said, I had to decide what to leave out while framing it to emphasize the head. My compromise result is what you see. Of course, I could have cropped the image just for the head, but I really dislike doing that. Prefer to crop in the viewfinder if possible.

    In a couple days or so I'll be posting a very nice full body shot of a close group of three.
    Good shooting,
    English Bob

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    Thank you. Bighorns are interesting subjects.
    Good shooting,
    English Bob

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