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Great Orme Kashmir Goats



There is a large herd of Kashmir Goats living on the Orme, they were there today and I took advantage of the opportunity to photograph them....
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There is a large herd of Kashmir Goats living on the Orme, they were there today and I took advantage of the opportunity to photograph them.
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katinka
 
katinka December 29, 2011
Great photo!
OllyGriffin
 
OllyGriffin December 29, 2011
Its a beautiful image for sure
otheses
 
otheses December 29, 2011
GREAT SHOT
Tulips
 
Tulips January 15, 2012
Impressive.
kurtsampson
 
kurtsampson May 24, 2012
An amazing shot! Thanks for sharing.
huckbucket
 
huckbucket August 15, 2012
very magestic(:nice work
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions August 29, 2012
congrats
helen_marie
 
helen_marie August 29, 2012
Congratulations on your feature! Great photo of the Kashmir goats in a rare position. Great capture!
ManCorMac
 
ManCorMac August 29, 2012
Congrats.
kasper PRO
 
kasper August 29, 2012
Congratulations.
kellybean96
 
kellybean96 August 29, 2012
great composition, beautiful shot.
alabamasboy
 
alabamasboy August 29, 2012
is that anywhere near Llandudno by any chance? I have few very similiar shots from there, good job
Campix-Prints
 
Campix-Prints August 29, 2012
WoW, great shot..one to be proud of
djensen PRO
 
djensen August 29, 2012
Beautiful, congrats on the feature!
Amiqdadi PRO+
 
Amiqdadi August 29, 2012
great shot.congrats
jej621 PRO+
 
jej621 August 29, 2012
Cool shot, congratulations!!
catini
 
catini August 29, 2012
Nice, congrats on your feature!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican August 29, 2012
wonderful
Carli
 
Carli August 29, 2012
great shot, congrats :D
TAHammer
 
TAHammer August 29, 2012
Beautiful capture, congratulations on your feature
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography August 29, 2012
Great shot, congrats!
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 29, 2012
Congrats!
Johns gone coastal
 
Johns gone coastal August 29, 2012
Well done! Congrats on the feature.
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet August 29, 2012
nice shot. has a peaceful quality to it. congrats
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter August 29, 2012
Great capture, nice lighting. Congrats. - Jake
kkat PRO
 
kkat August 29, 2012
They are absolutely beautiful! Great Shot! Congratulations!!!
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska August 29, 2012
awesome
Marian PRO+
 
Marian August 29, 2012
Great shot!!!Congrats on your feature!!!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 August 29, 2012
Congrats
DiabloDeb
 
DiabloDeb August 29, 2012
Congrats, great shot.
joeyg PRO+
 
joeyg August 29, 2012
nice job,congrats
LoreenSwann PRO+
 
LoreenSwann August 29, 2012
Congratulations on being featured!! Seems like you had quite a hike to capture this one!! Great job!!
rkperry215
 
rkperry215 August 29, 2012
Nice shot!
nerophoto
 
nerophoto August 29, 2012
Stunning capture!!! Congrats on your well-deserved feature!!!!
glburghart
 
glburghart August 29, 2012
Congrats
desertpagan
 
desertpagan August 29, 2012
This is a superb image! I really love this! Great shot and congrats!!
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom August 29, 2012
congrats on feature!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 30, 2012
I have replied to everyone individually but would just like to place on record my appreciation of all the support and comments that I have received since the feature. Thank you all......David
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY August 30, 2012
Nice, congrats on your feature!
shellandshilo
 
shellandshilo August 30, 2012
They are so amazing and beautiful look at that view the goats the water and mountain everything perfect stunning image.
babyjaybird85
 
babyjaybird85 September 03, 2012
this picture is just great!
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 September 06, 2012
Great composition! Congrats on the feature!
KarimHddd
 
KarimHddd September 07, 2012
cool
johnnie2bad
 
johnnie2bad September 14, 2012
That is an awesome shot!
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY September 14, 2012
Its a beautiful image for sure
chipbhi
 
chipbhi September 16, 2012
Fantastic shot. How lucky that you were there to photograph this scene.
dutchmanstl1 PRO+
 
dutchmanstl1 September 16, 2012
Good Capture
VB
 
VB September 16, 2012
great shot ! Congrats !
kkat PRO
 
kkat September 21, 2012
Beautiful animals. Never seen any!! Great Capture with background! Good Luck! Voted!!!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 September 22, 2012
Nice photo, voted
ornani
 
ornani September 25, 2012
great capture
GRACECAPRI
 
GRACECAPRI September 30, 2012
Lovely capture!
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography September 30, 2012
Voted! Great shot!
Thimbee
 
Thimbee October 09, 2012
Congrats on this fine work. Really like that with VB we can enjoy pics from around the world like this.
Casper
 
Casper October 25, 2012
Magnificent capture, congrats
JonHurdWildImage
 
JonHurdWildImage December 29, 2012
Awesome horns on the male. Where is Orme exactly?
snowdon PRO
snowdon December 29, 2012
Thank you for commenting, the Orme is in Llandudno, in North Wales
matej007
 
matej007 January 06, 2013
Great capture!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo February 16, 2013
Great shot! Congrats on your Feature!
geeuy
 
geeuy February 17, 2013
Wonderful and amazing capture!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana February 26, 2013
A wonderful shot!
photosue50
 
photosue50 March 20, 2013
Beautiful capture
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn March 29, 2013
Great shot, lovely lighting, what a scene and absolutely great looking goats!
LaurieS PRO+
 
LaurieS June 09, 2013
amazing photo! I love it
JacquesV
 
JacquesV June 11, 2013
Brilliant shot! Well done....
shaunthomason
 
shaunthomason June 11, 2013
Great light, Superp Composition... A beautiful photograph!
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale June 17, 2013
Awesome capture!
SFalagario_photos
 
SFalagario_photos August 21, 2013
This is a fantastic shot! I love it.

Please feel free to share this in my viewbug project "Animals with Horns"
Tomek PRO
 
Tomek November 30, 2013
amahzing shot! voted!
govindathompson
 
govindathompson December 15, 2013
Wonderful image! voted!
SuJones
 
SuJones Apr 06
Great shot and the subjects are now very famous. Once the horrible pandemic is over I endeavour to make my way up the Orme to get a few shots too. Stay safe.

Behind The Lens

Location
On the Great Orme at Llandudno, North Wales. the Orme is a very large outcrop of rock jutting out into the sea and is a haven for wildlife.
Time
It was late afternoon
Lighting
The sun was on the way to the horizon and the light was warm and throwing long shadows.
Equipment
An Olympus E620 four thirds camera and a digital ED 12?60mm 1:2.8?4.0 SWD lens
Inspiration
I had seen the Kashmir goats in a herd and followed them, anticipating a good photograph when the light was from the right quarter. When I first saw them, the sun was behind them and they were in silhouette. they are magnificent animals. It was a quest and I was determined.
Editing
I do post processing with Photoshop, the photos were taken in RAW and had to be normalised with a bit of contrast and levels adjustment. The light was good and not a great deal of adjustment was needed in this case.
In my camera bag
It depends, I have an Olympus XZ-1 f1.8 compact camera with an electronic viewfinder which I carry most times with me. If I am going on a photo shoot, I carry an Olympus OMD EM1 with several four thirds lenses and an adapter for my micro four thirds camera ... 35mm Macro, 25mm pancake a digital ED 12?60mm 1:2.8?4.0 SWD Olympus ED 50?200mm 1:2.8?3.5 SWD
Feedback
What I did on the day was to move to a place where the light was on the subject but not in my frame. With wild animals such as this, any perceived movement causes them to move swiftly away therefore it is important to stay low and stalk them. Be aware of the breeze that it does not blow your scent to the animals and put your feet down slowly and under control on the outside edge so that noise is minimised. Slow movement and keep low, kneeling or lying using high ground behind you so that you are not silhouetted and detected. Be aware of noises made by the camera (especially bleeps with autofocus) and make sure that the animals do not hear them. Take several pictures at once when you are settled because as in this case the sound of the shutter moved them on.

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