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BenDufeck September 10, 2018
Such sweetness !

Ewe and Lamb



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Behind The Lens

Location
One of my favorite things to do is grab my cameras and drive down unfamiliar country roads to see what lies around each twist and turn in the road. I was on a trip like that around Aquilla, TX when I happened upon these sheep resting in a field right beside the road.
Time
It was in the afternoon, around 5 o'clock last fall. It was a beautiful day, and the sun was setting behind me, so the natural light on the sheep was perfect.
Lighting
The sun was behind me, landing just perfectly on the sheep. And I remember it was a little cloudy, so the light was diffused and soft.
Equipment
I used my Canon Rebel camera body and my Tamron SP 150-600 mm lens. I take a lot of photos from my car, so the door often acts as my tripod.
Inspiration
I love all kinds of animals, but there's just something precious about sheep. I'd never had the opportunity to take photos of sheep until I happened upon these cuties in the field. There were a bunch of lambs too, which was a real treat to see. Most of them were grazing or playing close by their mothers. I took a lot of those photos too, laughing and enjoying their antics. Then I spotted this little one curled up next to its mother, preparing for a long nap. As I shifted to take this picture, the ewe noticed me too. She raised her head and focused her eyes on me. Something about her protective, loving, wary gaze just spoke volumes as I took this shot.
Editing
I did some minor adjustments in colors and contrast.
In my camera bag
I carry 2 Canon Rebel cameras: a t6i and a t5, and I always have two Tamron lenses attached to them: an SP 150-600 mm and a 70 - 300 mm.
Feedback
Travel travel travel!! Take different roads, get out on unfamiliar country roads, and see what's going on out there. (But always keep track of where you are, or have a GPS system, of course.) I'm always surprised by what I find when I'm out on new roads...it rarely disappoints me. And always have your cameras on hand, so you're prepared when those once in a lifetime moments happen!

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