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little Family

little Family
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Copyright: Ali ramezanian (aliramazanian) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 32] (531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-12
Categories: Mammals
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-13 2:55
Viewed: 1850
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The urial (Ovis orientalis vignei), also known as the arkars or shapo, is a subspecies group of the wild sheep Ovis orientalis. Noticeable features are the reddish-brown long fur that fades during winter; males are characterized by a black ruff stretching from the neck to the chest and large horns. It is found in western central Asia. The other subspecies group of O. orientalis is the Mouflon (Ovis orientalis orientalis group). The two groups have often been considered separate species.
The urial is found in western central Asia from northeastern Iran and western Kazakhstan to Pakistan's Balochistan and Ladakh regions of North India. To the east it is replaced by the bigger argali and to the southwest by the Asiatic mouflon. Its habitat consists of grassy slopes below the timberline. Urials rarely move to the rocky areas of the mountains. For example in northern Iran they produce hybrids with Asiatic mouflon under natural conditions. Urials feed mainly on grass but are able to eat leaves of trees and bushes if needed.

The conservation status of the urial is threatened as their habitat is perfectly suitable for human development; however the urial population has been recovering in recent years.
The mating season begins in September. Rams (which live separately at other times) select four or five ewes, who will give each birth to a lamb after a gestation of five months.

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Hi Ali
Great clos up of this lovely family in perfect light

Bonjour Ali,
Très belle photo familiale valorisant relativement bien les sujet mais il est dommage qu'ils ne soient pas représentés en entier.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

照的很清晰 顏色很棒
個有個的自然表情 非常融合
有一種原始的味道 令人舒服

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-13 7:41]

Good image of these sheep family...good lighting and colors. tfs.

Hello ALi

What a beautiful light you have to produce these beautiful brown earth tones. Super sharp and nice choice of depth of focus. Maybe having their legs and little foreground in the frame if possible would have been even better.


Hello Ali,
the lightning is really magnificent.I like the position of the family too. But you have cut the legs of the animals and it spoils the magic of the image.
Next time, it will be perfect!
Tfs, Philippe.

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