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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
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Copyright: Otto Rapp (TheMystic) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 95] (509)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Samsung Pro815
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alberta Wildlife [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 18:33
Viewed: 3825
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Alternate title: "The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelor"
molting fur at this time of year, this exceptional trophy Bighorn Ram is wooing the female at the Calgary Zoo.
A close-up view of the same ram, posted earlier, was disallowed (sorry to the guys who critiqued it) because I had also posted a close crop of the head on TL here.
The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. While I had encountered these on numerous occasions in the wild here, this speciment has exceptionally large horns, the curl extending well around the eyes, a real trophy ram! Only flaw (not visible in either picture) is that the right horn tip was broken off.

Cropped from a larger view, slight rotation, levels and curves, downsized.

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  • Great 
  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-05-23 19:30]

Boa foto,Exelente Trabalho, otima nitidez. Belo animal.Parabens

  • Great 
  • joelo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 10 N: 37] (148)
  • [2007-05-23 21:04]
  • [+]

Hi Otto,
Technically, very nice. It is well exposed and sharply focused. The composition leaves me wishing that you had backed off enough to have left a little more space in front of the female, and included the last bit of the male's hind legs.
TFS, Joel

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-25 22:44]

Hello Otto

A very good shot showing sexual dimorphism.The colours are well saturated ,and your focus is very good.The details are sharp.Nicely done.TFS


  • Good 
  • Diya Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 25] (190)
  • [2013-10-02 23:55]

wow beautiful, but wish I could see the face of the male ram.

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