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18 May 2010 7:52AM
Baaaaaaa! Looks like it is asking permission to come in, great capture,
Johanna

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colmar 8 42 35 Scotland
18 May 2010 8:13AM
Oh I do like this one .... from out of the dark ... well captured indeed Colin
Ray42 7 3 England
18 May 2010 8:18AM
Interesting!!
lesarnott 5 11 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 8:20AM
A nice twist to the norm, bit like me. Must be good!
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
18 May 2010 8:21AM
I love this, Barbs! The green arrow for me! Carol
baclark 6 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 8:54AM
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
W1ldside 5 29 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 8:54AM
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
EAS 6 1 13 Scotland
18 May 2010 9:06AM
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
astyag 8 12
18 May 2010 9:09AM
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
Fishnet 11 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 9:17AM
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
hary60 7 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 9:23AM
What a cracking shot I agree with fishnet about the white blob
Harry
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1373 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 9:36AM
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
Cor 7 Belgium
18 May 2010 9:36AM
So good+++++
cor
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 9:41AM
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
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 9:42AM
Oh I do like this Barbara, very different but so very effective, very well taken indeed.

Hugh
imagio 9 12 1 England
18 May 2010 9:53AM
different Barbara and the vision is there.

Bernie
whipspeed Plus
11 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 10:10AM
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.
18 May 2010 10:14AM
I like this a lot!!

Carsten
Porthos 5 1 Northern Ireland
18 May 2010 10:32AM
An excellent alternative to the usual cuddly lamb images....Derek
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
18 May 2010 10:58AM
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.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
18 May 2010 11:22AM
A great and almost funny composition

Peter
18 May 2010 11:48AM
another great capture Barbara keep it up

Graham
18 May 2010 12:16PM
Gets the green arrow from me! A great presentation, and like the expression on the lamb's face.
TrevB Smile
18 May 2010 12:40PM
Different and pleasing to the eye.
Nice one Barbara.
Ricky.
18 May 2010 12:47PM
lovely soft focus shot - just love the feel of it brilliant
SandraKay Plus
8 233 4 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 1:11PM
You've got a winner here, Barbara. Very well thought out. Love it.
Sandra
horley 8 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 1:24PM
very nice presentation but agree with those who would loose or darken distracting highlight.terry
18 May 2010 1:42PM
Very unusual and for that reason I'm in. Oh you are the featured member too.
superb image,great pov.ray
18 May 2010 2:27PM
Very cute shot. Sandy
W1ldside 5 29 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 2:33PM
26 to 4 odds on barbara!
PattiW 10 24 2 United States
18 May 2010 2:35PM
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
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 2:40PM
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
Oliverpants 6 2 2 England
18 May 2010 4:31PM
Has the feel that he might just climb out of the photo onto my keyboard. Ann
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 4:34PM
wonderful colours barbara love the cute lamb a beauty nice one Wink
andy
SueTurner 11 81 3 England
18 May 2010 5:26PM
really good advice above, but he is a real cutie
jonwebber 7 4 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 5:39PM
Gorgeous picture. Including blob.
jon
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 5:40PM
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
18 May 2010 6:00PM
like the comp. here...
Steve-T 8 52 66 England
18 May 2010 6:10PM
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.
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 6:54PM
an interesting capture, but i quite like it x x
brownbear 6 2 England
18 May 2010 7:06PM

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.
brownbear 6 2 England
18 May 2010 7:30PM

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
Suehh 9 39 6 England
18 May 2010 7:41PM
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
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 7:46PM
An unusual shot Barbara, but it works really well. Well done on having a go at something different!
Carol
Roly 8 Wales
18 May 2010 8:01PM
Interesting and different.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 8:31PM

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
Thushari 6 1 Sri Lanka
19 May 2010 1:09AM
Lovely capture Babs,i like it a lot!!!
Trout_Man 7 1 30 Wales
19 May 2010 5:44PM
Different pov on this kind of subject, like it Smile Geoff.
wyatturp 10 2 England
19 May 2010 7:26PM
I like this well done different view
works really well, excellent shot
P
19 May 2010 9:11PM
EXCELLENT LB
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
20 May 2010 12:15AM
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.'
20 May 2010 8:37AM
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
11 Jan 2015 5:36AM
love it.. super..

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