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Oh Dear- Too Close Again?

Oh Dear- Too Close Again?
Photo Information
Copyright: John Warden (JohnWarden) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 80] (352)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 75-300 IS USM, (digital)
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-04 17:06
Viewed: 3665
Points: 14
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You rarely see Big Horn Rams during the summer tourist season, however, if you frequent Jasper National Park during the late fall through to June, that's when Rams have come down out of the high country. You can tell from his expression that once again, I was a bit toooo close! Really giving me the 'eye' I would say.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-04 18:29]

Hi John, you're very funny to get so close to these animals and give us those fantastic photos! He may have given you the eye and you're lucky he stayed with that... great picture, I like the soft background and those horns are always so photogenic! Well seen John, thank you,


Well there is a unique expression. I posted a ram earlier this year and titled it "His Majesty". It obviously had a completely different demeanor. This is great. These guys sure look better this time of year rather than when they are shedding. Perhaps a bit off the top and right side would feel a bit better to me... hard to say just why... maybe it feels a little more deliberate rather than you just didn't quite tilt the camera low enough... if I am making any sense at all.... !

Evelynn : )

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-04 23:32]

Hi John

Great capture - the light is lovely and the pose exceptional. The 'wild-eye' really makes the shot for me.


Hello John,
This is a fine portrait of an impressive animal!
DOF spot on gives fine details in the animal, nicely blurred background...
A well balanced composition!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi John, this guy has kind of a saucy look to him, not just with the eye but with that tongue too. Very clear detail with excellent colour in this shot. Well done.

Thanks, John

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-05 17:41]

Hi John,
Great capture John, I can even see that he needs to floss. Excellent camera as usual.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-05 20:14]

Hello John

A beautiful capture of this big Horn Ram.I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of a head butt from this fellow.
Excellent timing and focus.
The POV and DOF are super.
The OOF BG makes a wonderful back drop for this guy.
Wonderful camera work under pressure.

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