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The lost sheep with lambs

The lost sheep with lambs
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 38] (483)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9500
Exposure: f/4.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-30 8:03
Viewed: 4621
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
This sheep is living alone in the mountain. The rest of flock have been sold to be sacrificated as they are not profitable. The sheeps have been replaced by goats (to get milk for cheese).
There are another flocks at 5 km in another mountain and this is the only known source of male to explain the babies.
I'm surprised that this female do not join to the other group. I suppose that she learned about the future of her old community.
The make thing more difficult, there are foxs in this mountain, that hunts lambs, hens, young boat,...
This is a true history from yesterday. The data in this note were told to me by a woman that live in the valley. The hypothesis of why is is still alone is mine.
José M.
PS. Soon I'll post a photo of the mountain.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ferran: Gracias por el comentario.jmp1 1 05-03 12:56
To kiti: En Priego de Córdobajmp1 1 05-02 10:13
To maleentjeh: When things are truejmp1 1 05-01 05:19
To Valy67: Thank for the commentjmp1 1 05-01 05:05
To drymd29: The history has a beginning.jmp1 2 04-30 18:08
To edal: Thank for the commentjmp1 1 04-30 17:18
To agoreli: If this time ...jmp1 1 04-30 16:03
To Enric: Gracias por el comentario.jmp1 1 04-30 12:13
To Photograph2u: Thank for the commentjmp1 1 04-30 08:35
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Hello Jose, this is a very nice family and you were lucky that they didn't run away :)

It must be quite a trek to climb those mountains.

Very well done! Yan :)

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  • lukdm Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 332 W: 3 N: 21] (1350)
  • [2006-04-30 8:52]

This is a great shot, Jose

I realy like it
Just very nice

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  • Enric Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 560 W: 51 N: 554] (6447)
  • [2006-04-30 11:50]
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Parece que estén posando. La madre mira orgullosa mientras las crías, una a cada lado, miran con curiosidad (vaya patas que tienen); y ello con un fondo de piedra muy apropiado. Magnífica toma.

Un saludo,

Beautiful shot José,you were in the right place at right time.Good composition.The story is interesting.
Best wishes,

Twins and mother; very natural, your story is good; brings some drama in here. There must a male somewehere there.
Good capture Jose.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2006-04-30 17:04]
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Hi, Jose!
Your photographic and verbal story of these cute animalds is very touching. Your sharp focus and perfect colors let me see that this sheep is a strong animal with mimicring rock-like coloring. I hope they will survive!

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  • Alla Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 15 N: 63] (763)
  • [2006-04-30 18:29]

It is a touching story, Jose!
Nicely composed shot and you captured interesting expressions.
Well done! Alla.

Nicly taken photo! I like the way to cropped it and ofcourse for it's "cute" factor

They are sooo cute ! And I love the story you told in your note, about this family of sheeps. Nice details, colors and composition. Very well done !

Hi Jose, great great picture and wonderful note. They must be difficult to see from afar, as they must blend in well with their surroundings.

Thanks for sharing this photo and story with us.


bonita familia com uma boa composição!
Estão todos a olhar para a foto:)
Boa perspectiva!
Thanks Ana:)

Hello Jose,
I find the way they pose most interesting, with the lambs on each side of the mother..! Very alert, the young ones...
Probably not the easiest shot to make, but you do very well! And I don't think the lambs have to worry about foxes... Mrs Sheep looks like she eats foxes for breakfast!
Pablo -

Woooh, a very beautiful image with these lovely sheep. Very good sharpness.

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  • kiti Gold Star Critiquer [C: 231 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-05-02 5:09]
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Una tierna imagen y por lo que se ve una gran madre! La historia que comentas es triste.
Donde esta situada esta montaña?

Buena foto.



Hola José,

Muy muy buena esta toma, genial composición, muy bien observado, con además bonitos tonos. Excelente!


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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2006-05-04 9:44]

Hi Jose...
Wonderful and impressive composition and very pretty family... Also wonderful timing and really great shot... Wonderful gray and white tones, details and clarity... I like it so much...
Stay well..

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 99 N: 93] (3502)
  • [2006-05-05 17:37]

So nice compo, well sen and detailed photo, thank you and best wishes,

Hi Jose,

This is a beautiful shot of this little family! I like the composition here against the rugged background and it natural colour.
Excellent shot!


How cute!
I'm surprise how the adult fit naturally the background. Perhaps the whool is a natural to hide them in the nature... A little...

Great compo! It's look like a familly. Where is the father :)
Perhaps he was helping you...

Great capture and nice story.

its a beauty

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