Counting Sheep

By: danitacahill

Nov 20 2011

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Category: Animal Photography, Animals, Landscape Photography, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography


Focal Length:238mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

Sheep in Black and White.

Fat, healthy, happy-looking sheep in an area between Shedd and Lebanon, Oregon. That’s Peterson’s Butte in the background.

I liked the way the autumn sunlight was hitting the sheep and the way the birds were coming in for a landing. I also like the faded distance of the butte and tree layers in the background. Although the colors weren’t great, so I think the shot looks better in black and white.

I don’t like the power poles and lines in the shot, but I’m not one to remove things from photos – I prefer to frame things out instead, when possible. In this case, it wasn’t possible.

One day I hope to get a nice close-up shot of a bird on the back of a sheep. I’ve seen it many times, just never managed to capture it really well.


4 comments on “Counting Sheep”

  1. It’s a great shot – and good to place by the bedside 😉

  2. Beautiful shot! It looks so dreamy 🙂

    • Thanks, Nicole. Didn’t think about the dreamy quality and the “counting sheep” factor when I took the shot. Just liked how happy the lambs seemed with a big field full of lush grass.

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