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Spring Lamb

By conrad  
For a change, some sheep and their lambs were relatively close to the road on the dyke where I live (usually they're far away), and they looked so good in the early morning light. Although - don't you just hate those ugly yellow plastic things!

Not a lot done to it - a curves layer being the most important tweak. Cleaned it up a little and cropped a little. Would have liked to have cloned the yellow plastic out, but thought it would show, so decided not to.

Do tell me what you think of it, please!

Comments and mods welcome...

Tags: General Spring Sheep Lamb Dyke Pets and captive animals

Voters: shona, Coleslaw, KBan and 40 more

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Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Apr 2008 9:59PM
I like it.
But I would have clone that extra long grass out on the right.

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conrad 16 10.9k 116
13 Apr 2008 10:03PM
I see. Okay, thanks for giving your opinion. It will be interesting to read what others think. Thanks, Cole.
13 Apr 2008 10:19PM
There are lots of lamb images about today and I love this one (although not sure about its earrings!)
13 Apr 2008 10:29PM
Really beautifully caught... the quality of light and perspective of lamb..!

Nikki !
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
13 Apr 2008 10:50PM
definately got the aaaw factors, I like the angle you have caught him at
Ig2509 13 3 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2008 10:57PM
I think the dof really makes this lovely.
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
13 Apr 2008 11:00PM
" Ahh " image rather than baa ! Conrad. Ron.
chuckspics 13 14 United States
14 Apr 2008 2:57AM
are they tommorows lamb chops, ?? good one Chuck
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
14 Apr 2008 8:38AM
Poor little things, those tags are so heavy it can't lift its ears up, lovely shot though, what a sweetie. DOF is superb.

conrad 16 10.9k 116
14 Apr 2008 8:40AM
mip007 - Thanks for the mod. Personally I think that's a bit too yellow, but that's just my individual taste, I suppose.

Angelica - Just how I feel. I hate that plastic with a passion!

Ron - Wink

Chuck - I knew someone was going to say that! Smile

Nicky - It's terrible, isn't it. This little one is barely able to stand on its own feet (paws), and it already has those huge things in its ears. Ridiculous.

Thanks for the comments, everyone!
BarbaraR 14 600 1 England
14 Apr 2008 8:53AM
A super lamb picture.
Love the sloping land he stands on.
Well done.

PeteWilliamson 14 545 2 Isle of Man
14 Apr 2008 9:05AM
Arr yes! The tags!

I think ours may get them at some point... the cows certainly do... but they are more confined than the sheep.. that just generally live in the hills and mountian.

Nice shot... your colours look bettter than mine did i think..thats why I went mono.. I'll a version.

User_Removed 14 16 England
14 Apr 2008 9:55AM
Lovely shot!
14 Apr 2008 11:17AM
Great expression.
Dotrob 14 Wales
14 Apr 2008 11:50AM
Lovely capture.
Birdseye 12 7 1 England
14 Apr 2008 1:37PM
Strong image. The diagonals have it! The hill the lamb is standing on, the backdrop (nice dof) and even the lamb's head follows the diagonal. Pleaseing image.
I am not usually in favour of intrusive manipulation but the long blade of grass on the right is a distraction.
Well done.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
14 Apr 2008 2:18PM

Quote:the long blade of grass on the right is a distraction

Ah, that's two in favour of removing it. I may do a second version, then. Thanks!

Thanks for the comments, everyone!
challicew 12 1 1 South Africa
14 Apr 2008 2:45PM
I just have to 'click' this and then you'll have 30 votes!!! A beautiful image
graceland 15 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 3:00PM
Fab Sheep popping out all over the Place

Did you see my pic ?
conrad 16 10.9k 116
14 Apr 2008 3:21PM
I did - see my comment!
conrad 16 10.9k 116
14 Apr 2008 7:44PM
Thanks for the mod, Cole! I think you're right. That blade of grass has to go - or be mowed off at the very least... Wink
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
16 Apr 2008 10:19PM
A delightful image, this has been a hugely enjoyable series
SandyMiller 14 932 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 8:42AM
Love the picture. The long blade of grass doesn't really bother me. Looks pretty natural to me.

As for the yellow things.. I don't like them either, but I don't think they should be taken out - that's just me though.

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