Mona Lisa Smile

Another shot from my Saturday shoot.
A Ewe (girl) Dall Sheep gives a little smile.
Turnagain Arm, above the Seward Highway, Chugach Mountains, Alaska
No it wasn’t very cold, (slightly above freezing),
and this was a semi protected spot I climbed up to,
meaning out of the brutal winds mostly. Of course I was dressed to suit the weather.
The hard part was handling this big (500mm)
lens standing on a  kicked in foot hold with my left foot and braced with foot and knee with my right foot/leg in a semi standing position.
A moment of perfect balance, that’s what it takes

KSP_1028 a Mona Lisa Smile

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15 Responses to Mona Lisa Smile

  1. john says:

    ever use a monopod?great work

  2. Babblelot says:

    Oh she is so cute and that smile unforgettable.It\’s 2 actual degrees here right now and will get colder.

  3. Sue says:

    what a lovely animal, she look so peaceful with you there, she trust youTake caresue

  4. Life's Like A Beach says:

    What a love of nature, thank you Steve. Peace & Blessings, footprints

  5. Kuskulana says:

    John, I use a mono pod a lot. This photo op had no time for such luxury.And thanks 🙂

  6. Dianne says:

    Steve you did a great job steadying that big old lens. You did it like a pro! :)I just love this photo and it is as if I could reach out my hand and stroke its neck. So adorable.I am smiling at this one.Take care and stay warm.Hugs from Ontario, Dianne 🙂

  7. puzzle says:

    indeed, she has the looks *lol – the photograph is great, but your suggestion is the topping. I wonder, if Leonardo da Vinci would see?

  8. kïrstin says:

    like the mona lisa, one is made to wonder what she is really thinking … \’nice job getting up here\’? or \’good luck getting back down, foolish human\’! ;)im glad you captured the shot, whatever shes thinking!k☼

  9. Patsy says:

    and perfect balance you had, she is beautiful. thanks for sharing . Hugs

  10. Fizz says:

    Lovely… very nice photo… she\’s very pretty…

  11. Terry says:

    What a pretty lady

  12. Flo says:

    Great photo, and a good title too. That really is a Mona Lisa smile.

  13. Rambling says:

    That is THE most pleasant look, smile, I have had the pleasure of seeing in an animal photo. Love this.

  14. Pat says:

    Are you sure she is not laughing! (Clumsy creature up a mountain – fancy having only two feet…)

  15. Rhonda says:

    She is grinning at you! Love it!

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