Grand Lady

This Dall Sheep Ewe wasn’t too far above the highway so I hiked up to catch a few photos. There were more up on the cliffs and I went on up, only to lose my lens cap and get through some pretty gripping moves on the mountain, foolish I thought at the time. I took a safer way down and she was still there, mellow and approachable. So I spent a little time laying and bracing in the rocks very near to photograph her in the warm late winter light. She has some marks on her from a hard life and still is a beauty. An adventure humbling and moving to me, and very rewarding in the end. When I got back near the road she was up and soon moved off. Some good luck on a Friday the 13th!

IMGP2680 a Grand Lady

F11, 1/350 sec, ISO1600, 500mm

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13 Responses to Grand Lady

  1. Rambling says:

    Oh gosh, losing your lens cap and having a time of it getting up and down..that\’s rough but, Oh! she\’s a beauty and beautiful girls are always worth it in the end.

  2. jude says:

    i am amazed how you bring me along with you ..thanks eh,,hugs from montreal

  3. john says:

    At least it was a cap and not a lens….then that\’s photography.

  4. Pat says:

    Great photo, but I wish it hadn\’t come at such risk…(Not even for beautiful girls…)

  5. Babblelot says:

    I\’m glad you are alright. Beautiful shot. She looks so content in the sun.

  6. Dianne says:

    What a guy won\’t do for a pretty girl. 🙂 She probably figured the least she could do is stay and pose for you. Love the photo! Stay safe. Dianne 🙂

  7. Sue says:

    Great photo, she is beautifulGlad you got down oktake careSue

  8. Karolyn says:

    I\’m sure Fridays the 13th are more a lucky than a bad day!!!Take care

  9. pookie says:

    looks like she\’s smiling lol x

  10. Vieille Ourse says:

    She is a real beauty and I also have the feeling she is smiling at you … maybe she also thought "Well, that guy has marks on him from a hard life" !!!This is an excellent shot, Steve, so sharp and that white fur still so detailled + a splendid bokeh … Well done …Have a nice week-end and more of such delicious encounters !Hugs,Katia

  11. kevin says:

    Nice portrait Steve. Like John, I\’m thinking thank goodness it was only the lens cap and not the lens!

  12. JoAnn says:

    Friday, the 13th, doesn\’t always mean bad luck. Great shot! Be careful on the mountains!

  13. Sunny Anna says:

    Amazing great pictures!

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