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Hi Folks,

I'm back! Well, sort of. Yesterday was Farndale Sheep Sale which brings to an end winter's work. It has seemed a long one this time because of the six weeks of snow at the end of 2010 but the new year brought mild weather, the sheep thrived and our crop of lambs this year are excellent. Grin This is one such lamb, who stood and stared, wondering why I was laid on the ground, for long enough to enable me to get just about everything right. I lightened the area around his eyes with a curves layer and also did an overall curve adjustment, then sharpened for upload and that was it. I hope you like it, I love the way the middle of his ears are made translucent by the setting sun behind.
I will try and get around to commenting on a few images this evening. A huge thank you to JanieB43 for her UA for 'Sea of Mist IV', my sincere apologies for not thanking you before now. Lambing time really does demand all my attention, it is incredibly hard work and the hours are ridiculously long but the satisfaction of seeing a little guy like this one larking about in the sunshine beats most things I have done in my life. My apologies also to phil99 and stephenscott for not being in touch. I will rectify that in the next couple of days.
I hope you all had a fab weekend and thanks for dropping by. Smile
Dave

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Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Backlit Lamb
Username:DaveMead DaveMead
Uploaded:15 May 2011 - 5:56 PM
Tags:Cute, Farndale, Lamb, North york moors, Pets / captive animals
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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
15 May 2011 - 6:00 PM

The lighting works for me.....lovely portrait of the beautiful creature
Tammy

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Graham_P
Graham_P  7 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2011 - 6:14 PM

You've made a nice portrait of this little chap Dave,
The adjustments have created a natural balance between the black of the face and the whites and the backlighting really enhances the image.

Graham.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2011 - 8:02 PM

brilliant detail dave fantastic light a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2011 - 8:17 PM

Excellent shot, the back and rim lighting making a delightful image. Somehow the face in shadow (yet with good detail captured) seems to suit this individual so well.
Ronnie.
Ronnie.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2011 - 8:23 PM

love the light in this. cute too makes me feel guilty for having lamb chops lunch time, but they were divine Smile lesley

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DaveMead
DaveMead  5 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2011 - 9:03 PM

Nothing to feel guilty about Lesley, he wouldn't exist if you didn't eat lamb chops.Grin Thanks for the kind comments folks.
Dave

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Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2011 - 11:00 PM

Great light - like it. Steve.

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2011 - 11:09 PM

Excellent. Love the expression and the backlighting. Paul

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2011 - 11:53 PM

A lovely image with fabulous light........Sandy

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 12:49 AM

ahhhhhhhhh!
Jann
xxx

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 1:24 AM

Would you look,,,ahhhh so cute and a great shot to boot.

Aidan,,

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9470 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 8:28 AM

Back with a bang David. A cracker.

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 743 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 1:53 PM

Missed you Dave and hoped that it was only work that was keeping you away from the site . Welcome back and what a little beauty to start off with again.The eyes and backlit ears really make this image . I will catch up with you but can say now I will be in Whitby area all over the Spring Bank holiday week so we can arrang for something then....Phil

Last Modified By phil99 at 16 May 2011 - 1:56 PM

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DaveMead
DaveMead  5 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 3:16 PM

That's a definite Phil, looking forward to it already. Smile A big thanks to everyone for the kind comments and the welcome back.
Dave

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
17 May 2011 - 10:39 AM

Cracking image Dave, welcome back mate.
Cheesey.

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theCaptain
18 May 2011 - 11:06 AM

Just fantastic, Dave - a real winner on every level!

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JimL
JimL e2 Member 778 forum postsJimL vcard United Kingdom
31 May 2011 - 7:05 PM

Lovely back light.well done (again)

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