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"For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face."

I think I should add that this is a quote concerning the limited knowledge of God we have in this life.... hense the white blob in the piccy Smile

I wanted a different type of lamb piccy.They always just look so cute.
I shot this through the greenery. I think it works But am looking forward to your comments .

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron28-300 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Through the grass, darkly
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:18 May 2010 - 7:46 AM
Tags:General, Pets / captive animals
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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 7:52 AM

Baaaaaaa! Looks like it is asking permission to come in, great capture,
Johanna

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 8:13 AM

Oh I do like this one .... from out of the dark ... well captured indeed Colin

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 8:18 AM

Interesting!!

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lesarnott
lesarnott  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 8:20 AM

A nice twist to the norm, bit like me. Must be good!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 8:21 AM

I love this, Barbs! The green arrow for me! Carol

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 8:54 AM

This is certainly a different lamb image. Makes me think he's trying to get a breath of fresh air out of the smog of the grasses.....but then I'm weird like that! Wink
Barbara

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W1ldside
W1ldside  4 United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 8:54 AM

Nice capture Babs and interesting use of DOF
PS: Howled @ your comments over the ladies appendages in yesterdays Image of the "Smoking Tiger" nice to see you are a bad girl once and a while ~ Just love them Northern Beauties! Say it as it is... I know ~ Sonia is from Richmond ( The Posh End) No not on Thames ~ Yorkshire
Smoking Babes will never seem the same again
Rick X

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 9:06 AM

Looks like it's taking a good look at that camera and suggesting a different setting, Barbara! Only kidding (should that read lamb-ing?) Ours look just like this as they look over the hedge on the point of muching it!

Not at all happy with this new system but its a happy green click from me anyway!

Ann

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 9:09 AM

I think it works too, afterall, photography is just a relative taste that some may like it and some may don't... And I know that I like this one, it works pretty fine
Astyag

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Fishnet
Fishnet  104976 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 9:17 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I really love this different angle and viewpoint, only thing I would change is to get rid of the big white blob above the lamb's head, it's really distracting.

That's one thing I've learned from entering external and internal comps with my club is never have big white blobs that don't need to be there, especially on the edge of the image. It's brighter than the lamb's head and the eye always goes to the brightest object.

The lamb is very cute and looks like it's smiling Smile

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 - 9:23 AM

What a cracking shot I agree with fishnet about the white blob
Harry

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 9:36 AM

This is absolutely superb, and very different to the usual cute, cuddly image. That eye is really quite disturbing, old before its time, very knowing.
Moira

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
18 May 2010 - 9:36 AM

So good+++++
cor

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 9:41 AM

I'm not usually one to look at pictures of animals; in fact, while I like garden birds I really don't like animals at all (except the portions on my plate Smile). But THIS is entirely different - could almost be a lensbaby shot - great use of close-up and wide aperture, super blur, wonderful sombre tones. I even like the big white blob Smile
SUPERB.
Bill

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 9:42 AM

Oh I do like this Barbara, very different but so very effective, very well taken indeed.

Hugh

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 9:53 AM

different Barbara and the vision is there.

Bernie

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whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 94039 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 10:10 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Agree with Anna on this one, I like the angle and the way the lamb is looking up into the frame, but the lighter area of sky does detract a little from the lamb. Maybe a subtle use of photoshop or similar to darken the sky a touch and lighten the lamb slightly (using the doege and burn tools) would adjust the focus of the shot to the lamb.

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focused-photography

I like this a lot!!

Carsten

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Porthos
Porthos  4 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 10:32 AM

An excellent alternative to the usual cuddly lamb images....Derek

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

You've certainly made this a different kind of pic and very successful too. A little niggle for me though is the white "blob" it keeps dragging my eye and I want to shoo it away.
Joan.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 May 2010 - 11:22 AM

A great and almost funny composition

Peter

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digital_boi
18 May 2010 - 11:48 AM

another great capture Barbara keep it up

Graham

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 12:16 PM

Gets the green arrow from me! A great presentation, and like the expression on the lamb's face.
TrevB Smile

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NobbytheNobster
18 May 2010 - 12:40 PM

Different and pleasing to the eye.
Nice one Barbara.
Ricky.

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kittlekottage
18 May 2010 - 12:47 PM

lovely soft focus shot - just love the feel of it brilliant

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SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 1:11 PM

You've got a winner here, Barbara. Very well thought out. Love it.
Sandra

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horley
horley  6 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 - 1:24 PM

very nice presentation but agree with those who would loose or darken distracting highlight.terry

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 1:42 PM

Very unusual and for that reason I'm in. Oh you are the featured member too.

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
18 May 2010 - 2:14 PM

superb image,great pov.ray

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 2:27 PM

Very cute shot. Sandy

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W1ldside
W1ldside  4 United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 2:33 PM

26 to 4 odds on barbara!

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 2:35 PM

Barb! Love this cutie. I understand what a couple are saying about the white blob. However, it has a deaper meaning if one would read the write up. Yes, we do have such a limited knowledge of God. How nice it will be someday to not "see through a glass darkly" but face to face. I can see the white "blob" as the light of God shining down on his beloved son (the lamb) while he lived on the earth. Sometimes an image is deeper than just what meets the eye. God bless, Patti

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 2:40 PM

So many comments here Barbara...and of coarse with a little lamb, why not? cute he is, and shot through the dark greenery you have succeeded to have him 'peeping out' at you, very unusual,
well done
Lillian

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 4:31 PM

Has the feel that he might just climb out of the photo onto my keyboard. Ann

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 4:34 PM

wonderful colours barbara love the cute lamb a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 5:26 PM

really good advice above, but he is a real cutie

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 5:39 PM

Gorgeous picture. Including blob.
jon

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 5:40 PM

very unusual lamb capture and I love it - I do agree about the white bit though but still has my vote you have captured such a great expression

Linda

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18 May 2010 - 6:00 PM

like the comp. here...

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Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 6:10 PM

Ah! You have provided a real test for this new voting system! Does the message in the picture outweigh the technical nature of photography. IMO the image does not work in isolation to your description. The composition is unconventional as some of the feedback has already stated. Animal shots are better when their eyes are open....etc. But then you state what it means to you and the image does change. It is a clever test if meant that way. Steve.

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 6:54 PM

an interesting capture, but i quite like it x x

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brownbear
brownbear  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 7:06 PM


Quote: Ah! You have provided a real test for this new voting system! Does the message in the picture outweigh the technical nature of photography. IMO the image does not work in isolation to your description. The composition is unconventional as some of the feedback has already stated. Animal shots are better when their eyes are open....etc. But then you state what it means to you and the image does change. It is a clever test if meant that way. Steve.

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brownbear  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 7:30 PM


Quote: Quote:Ah! You have provided a real test for this new voting system! Does the message in the picture outweigh the technical nature of photography. IMO the image does not work in isolation to your description. The composition is unconventional as some of the feedback has already stated. Animal shots are better when their eyes are open....etc. But then you state what it means to you and the image does change. It is a clever test if meant that way. Steve.

Not into the spiritual references, so I can only comment on the picture, I do like the eyes closed, as it not convential but works here. However I must agree with earlier comments Re light patches as they are a distraction, and draw attention away from the subject.
(only my opinion). As regards testing the new voting system, I am broadly in favour of it, but feel that a comment should be added, and the ability to see who voted for and against should available to all members not just e2. We all have our favourite subjects, and curmogeonly anti votes against a subject we don't like are not helping anyone. Finally I apologise to Barbara as I do not feel individual members sites, are the place for debate, but until we have a better system for passing opions it will remain the only way.
Geoff

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 7:41 PM

It's good to be different - and unconventional! I like this - looks as though the likkle lamb is about to set off in search of new pastures.

Keep up the good work!

Sue

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gingerdelight
18 May 2010 - 7:46 PM

An unusual shot Barbara, but it works really well. Well done on having a go at something different!
Carol

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
18 May 2010 - 8:01 PM

Interesting and different.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 8:31 PM


Quote: I really love this different angle and viewpoint, only thing I would change is to get rid of the big white blob above the lamb's head, it's really distracting.

That's one thing I've learned from entering external and internal comps with my club is never have big white blobs that don't need to be there, especially on the edge of the image. It's brighter than the lamb's head and the eye always goes to the brightest object.

The lamb is very cute and looks like it's smiling

have to agree - if you dont wish to clone you could do a letter box type crop, otherwise a good shot

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 1:09 AM

Lovely capture Babs,i like it a lot!!!

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Trout_Man
Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 5:44 PM

Different pov on this kind of subject, like it Smile Geoff.

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
19 May 2010 - 7:26 PM

I like this well done different view

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Petro_Conradie
19 May 2010 - 8:29 PM

works really well, excellent shot
P

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maratsuikka
19 May 2010 - 9:11 PM

EXCELLENT LB

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2010 - 12:15 AM

I agree with one of the comments above that the photo doesn't work in isolation but I don't think that's a problem. The photo and the description work very well, when taken together. I dothink the white blob needs to go (or, at least be toned down), partly because it's a distraction but mainly because the lamb itself is a much stronger allusion to god, through Christ, `the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.'

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
20 May 2010 - 8:37 AM

What a cracking little expression, super shot, I love it and I must say that I love the light in your shots, dark and very eye catching...

Nicky

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