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    Three wool manufacturers

    Captured on my recent trip to Iceland. It's a very unusual pose for sheep and I'm very lucky to have captured it.

    I used a rented 300mm/4 lens. I was so pleased with it that I purchased an earlier, used model of the same lens and am anxious to have it arrive any day.


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    What a lovely capture Mike.

    The whites seem a little blown on the backs of sheep#1 and # 3 but the facial expressions are beautiful.



    Now...who's for Lamb shank in a rosemary jus ?

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    Haha, Sharon sees lamb shank but the weaver in me sees beautiful rugs from the outer coat and soft scarves from their inner coat.

    It is a great capture, Mike and I love it. Makes me really want to get my hands in that wool!

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    I admit it...am a glutton with no soul and a cold neck. xx

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    Re: Three wool manufacturers

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    [I] am a glutton
    And that rhymes with mutton.

    Good eye, Sharon: The lack of detail on the sheep's backs is mostly due to extremely flat lighting and less depth of field than I thought this lens would deliver in that situation. I thought sure f/18 would keep the sheep in focus from front to rear, but not so. The sheep moved before I could try a smaller aperture. It was actually the very first time that I used the lens for serious shooting. Though there are a bit of blown highlights, toning them down and increasing contrast in the RAW file doesn't add anything to the detail due to the other issues.

    Terri: Thanks for teaching me that lambs have inner and outer coats. It looks like one jacket to me.

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    That my friend is a great shot - angle, coverage etc. Excellent.

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    Thank you, Bobo. I had excellent models.

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