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Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang
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
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-10 17:34
Viewed: 4551
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was focused on a different pair of Big Horn Rams when I heard a loud 'Bonk" right in front of me. I just had time to re zoom and re focus on these two young rams who were playfully butting heads, likely as practice for a year down the road. After bonking horns, they nuzzled each other for a bit. Very affectionate.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-10 19:27]

Hi John, I like those different graphics you use to make photos with the horns of those animals. This one is simple yet very efficient and maybe it could be cropped to leave a very abstract photo of the horns or crop to the nect and leave the faces... just an idea. I don't make a workshop I don't know how! Thank you for sharing this photo,


Well dagnabbit!! How do you do it?? You get the most interesting wildlife shots. It is a wonderful crop. If you had the resolution, even a tighter crop might be exciting. It's a super capture. Nice quick work.

Evelynn : )

great composition, try to sharpen more. greetings Ori

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-10 23:04]

Hi John

I am constantly amazed at how close you manage to get to wildlife and what amazing poses you get! Wonderful composition here. Beautiful.


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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2007-12-10 23:37]


Did you have to climb for them, I ask because years ago I was driving through Jasper and there was a Ram right next to the road. A spectacular capture.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-11 2:42]

Hi John,
a great moment you've caught here John, excellent timing and good skills to compose it so well. The shapes of the horns next to each other here creates some very nice forms. I've come across a similar sight myself whilst on the Isle Of Skye in Scotland..suprising how violent they are! Great work.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-11 5:56]

Hi John,
They are just holding each other up because thier heads hurt. These guys really smack together hard. Great image well seen and well captured.

Great composition to go with the super POV..great capture.

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