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Backlit Lamb

By DaveMead  
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

Tags: Cute Lamb North york moors Farndale Pets and captive animals

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JustDucky 10 8 Canada
15 May 2011 6:00PM
The lighting works for me.....lovely portrait of the beautiful creature
Graham_P 14 1 19 United Kingdom
15 May 2011 6:14PM
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.

andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
15 May 2011 8:02PM
brilliant detail dave fantastic light a cracker nice one Wink
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
15 May 2011 8:17PM
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.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
15 May 2011 8:23PM
love the light in this. cute too makes me feel guilty for having lamb chops lunch time, but they were divine Smile lesley
DaveMead 11 23 14 United Kingdom
15 May 2011 9:03PM
Nothing to feel guilty about Lesley, he wouldn't exist if you didn't eat lamb chops.Grin Thanks for the kind comments folks.
Steve-T Plus
14 56 66 England
15 May 2011 11:00PM
Great light - like it. Steve.
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 May 2011 11:09PM
Excellent. Love the expression and the backlighting. Paul
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
15 May 2011 11:53PM
A lovely image with fabulous light........Sandy
Anjantoo 13 7 1 England
16 May 2011 12:49AM
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
16 May 2011 1:24AM
Would you look,,,ahhhh so cute and a great shot to boot.

danbrann 16 640 17
16 May 2011 8:28AM
Back with a bang David. A cracker.
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 1:53PM
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
DaveMead 11 23 14 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 3:16PM
That's a definite Phil, looking forward to it already. Smile A big thanks to everyone for the kind comments and the welcome back.
cheesey 15 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 10:39AM
Cracking image Dave, welcome back mate.
18 May 2011 11:06AM
Just fantastic, Dave - a real winner on every level!
JimL 14 367 United Kingdom
31 May 2011 7:05PM
Lovely back light.well done (again)

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