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This one is for CarolG as it is taken with my new toy the Lumix but it is mainly taken to show the conditions our farmers are coping with.This is 200 yards from my house yesterday and although we have no snow it is bitterly cold . The lambs have their plastic macs on

Brand:Panasonic
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Mar 2013 - 9:45 AM
Focal Length:86mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.4
Aperture:f/6.4
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Frozen Lamb
Username:danbrann danbrann
Uploaded:27 Mar 2013 - 8:48 AM
Tags:Cold, Disaster., Lambs, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:34
Voters:PhillipMinnis · woolybill1 · Derek_Fearn · canonfan · mrswoolybill · georgiepoolie · franken · WhiteRose1 · CarolG · NDODS · NaturesHaven · derrymaine · jdinne · EMJAYCEE · Alan_Baseley · TyChee · SlowSong · pascalg · lonely_oryx · Big_Beavis · CaroleS · barbarahirst · RonnieAG · ann_g · netta1234 · boov · Glostopcat · BarbaraR · Fefe · jaktis · Holmewood · fentiger · 213hardy · andylea ·
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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 9:03 AM

200 yards? That's almost as far as I've walked all week it's been so cold. I expect to more than double that just walking round Aldi tomorrow.
Strangely enough we'll be looking for some lamb, but without the plastic mac.
What am I on about? Dunno, I wasn't there at the time.
Crystal clear image from the new toy.
Bill

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 - 9:06 AM

Great country image Dan. Never seen lambs in plastic macs before
Jim

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 9:12 AM

Poor little blighters, what a welcome to the world. Photo journalism, Danny.
Moira

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franken
franken Plus Member 123521 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 9:26 AM

I'd not seen anything like this before Dan!

Really cold where I am also.

Ken

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 9:28 AM

So sad... I was watching them pull sheep out of drifts on the news last night. Hundreds may have frozen or suffocated under the snow.

Never seen plaggy macs on them either, Danny.

Dave

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 9:33 AM

Nice one, Dan SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
It always makes me laugh, the farmers mollycoddle the lambs with their rain macs, but thinkk nothing of slaughtering them to put on the dinner table Sad Carol

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44162 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom112 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 9:46 AM

If one could only managed 200 inches at the moment. A great image, the breed of sheep clearly being Southern, Northern sheep would not have great big overcoats on....

Regards Nathan Grin

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
27 Mar 2013 - 9:59 AM

Lovely image, the weather is certainly taking its toll. Just out of our village up on the moors they are pulling them out of drifts up to 15 foot, the ewes are saved but sadly the lambs are not sad.

John

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 10:09 AM

What a hard world they are coming into - need all the help that is possible. The ones in your shot are lucky!
Joan.

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65132 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 11:47 AM

I feel so sorry for all the poor animals caught up in this awful weather. These are lucky by the look of it and at least have no snow to contend with and a little coat to give some sort of protection. What a terrible time for the farmers and their flocks and herds.

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lonely_oryx
27 Mar 2013 - 12:27 PM

I think it is great that they have macs. No snow in Dorset

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5182 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 1:35 PM

A very hard time for farmers (just had it explained to me that lambs have not got the oily coats of the adults and so their coats readily absorb moisture, it is the wet and the cold combined that kills them).
Well documented.
Carole

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 2:10 PM

oh dear ..........

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3243 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 3:09 PM

Extra work for farmers this weather with the lambs and they dont get a great price at the market when they sell the lamb to think how much you pay for a leg or joint of lamb at supermarket's,Someone somewhere is making profit.
A great image of Mum looking after the young onesSmileSmileSmile
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Glostopcat
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27 Mar 2013 - 3:43 PM

I saw lambs with plastic macks on for the first time during my canalboat holiday the other week, they looked most amusing clad in bright red! No snow here thankfully but it is bitterly cold

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 4:34 PM

Hard times for farmers and their stock.
Glad to see some well tended lambs here.

B.

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 6:36 PM

I saw the news about the lambs dying from the cold and snow last night too..... So sad.
Some where being kept warm in a greenhouseGrinGrin
Great image Danny!
Diane

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
27 Mar 2013 - 6:46 PM

Strange with lamb in coats

Peter

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 7:56 PM

Those coats appear rather inadequate ~ a most interesting capture Danny.

Albert

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danbrann
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27 Mar 2013 - 8:06 PM


Quote: Those coats appear rather inadequate ~ a most interesting capture Danny.

Albert

They have macs on to shed the rain Albert. Their wool is not the same as mothers when they are so young.

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