Happy Baa-day by newbank

Happy Baa-day

Its my better halves birthday. When asked what he'd like to do this morning before collecting littlest from pre school the old romantic said a walk somewhere he could watch me happy with my camera. So a walk over the hills in our village it was. It was wonderful trying to capture the mist and light this morning. Frustrated slightly though that I've somehow changed my autofocus settings so not many shots focused as I want. I really must learn what all my focusing options are so I have more usable shots. This is for ons wildlife. Do sheep count as wildlife?
Great shot.
November 20th, 2014  
Great B/W and happy birthday to your man :)
November 20th, 2014  
Great photo, wonderful tones.
November 20th, 2014  
PS I must have missed the new camera update? Is it new?? Anyways I know very little about Panasonic but all I know about autofocus (on my Canons anyway) is that you can either elect for the camera to choose the point it focuses on for you, or manually select one. I usually select the middle point, focus on what I want, hold focus and recompose (if that makes sense?) I couldn't tell you though whether it's the same (or how to find it) on your camera! Or even if this is what you are talking about?! :) But anyway you completely nailed this one. Hehe have you missed my essays?? It's like a painting, fantastic :)
November 20th, 2014  
Love the mood that the b&w portrays here! Fabulous mist!
November 20th, 2014  
@aliha I've had it about 6 months now. I am starting to use manual focus. Especially with my new macro lens. the autofocus is normally really good and very fast so it will be pick up where I want to focus quickly, today was on a different autofocus setting where it focus on a particular area of the screen...or something like that. Need to read on it. Ta
November 20th, 2014  
What a romantic your husband is! Mine would probably say he wanted to get some paperwork done!
November 20th, 2014  
FABULOUS!!! Happy birthday to your man.
November 20th, 2014  
Perfectly wonderful. Fav!
November 20th, 2014  
That was so sweet of him. Gorgeous shot!
November 20th, 2014  
Wonderful capture!! Lovely processing!!
November 20th, 2014  
Hehe, wild sheep they are, so wildlife :-)
November 20th, 2014  
Happy birthday to your "better half". And what a great suggestion too. The mist in these shots looks fantastic.
November 20th, 2014  
Pam
What a sweet man! I love this shot! The lighting, subject, and edit is so good!
November 20th, 2014  
Great shot.
November 20th, 2014  
Great shot, love it!
November 20th, 2014  
Love this in bw! fav.
November 20th, 2014  
fantastic! fav
November 20th, 2014  
That's a very sheepish look, in fact I had one the same when I first read that you asked your better half what he wanted for his birthday. My brain went into overdrive and I'm so glad I read his answer. Lovely capture and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to him.
November 20th, 2014  
Very nice !! Love the way they both stand. Great B&W.
November 20th, 2014  
Happy birthday to him, and great shots too!
November 20th, 2014  
I love that your question to him turned into a happy place for you. How lucky to be able to share so completely. Many happy returns on the day to both of you.
November 20th, 2014  
happy birthday with your other half! Love this shot! The b&w is fab and the comp as well!
November 20th, 2014  
Love this one too. Love how the sheep stands out against the background. Wonderfully done.
November 20th, 2014  
A hat trick of awesome shots, great stuff.
November 20th, 2014  
Wonderful capture!
November 20th, 2014  
awesome!
November 20th, 2014  
Wonderful shot, and wish that thoughtful husband of yours a happy birthday!
November 20th, 2014  
Wonderful atmospheric shot! I always pick my own focus (the camera will pick the closest subject or the one that's the easiest to focus on). Good to figure this out so you have control ;)
November 20th, 2014  
Wow another lovely shot....doing well today girl! Fave again but I love a sheep!
November 20th, 2014  
Great capture and Happy Birthday to other half...Fav
November 20th, 2014  
Totally fabulous and fav :)
November 20th, 2014  
This is the BEST! Instant FAV
November 20th, 2014  
Definitely not wildlife although their wild ancestors were! But who cares? - It is such a beautiful and atmospheric shot - a certain Fav for me. Well done hubby - support like that is what hubbies are for!
November 20th, 2014  
Very interesting b&w! It accentuates the tonality of the sheep's coat (head, knees, etc) in a way I would not have otherwise really noticed
November 20th, 2014  
Instant fav, such lovely focus and comp, and the mist is beautiful. Happy Birthday to your husband, he sounds like the beat and nicest partner anyone could wish for. BTW, re: focus, I really like to do mine manually--then you get what you want in focus, rather than what the camera wants (not always the same thing). But I think your focus in this capture is just right.
November 20th, 2014  
lovely mono here newbank, you are on a roll at the moment with your images
November 20th, 2014  
If goldfish do then I'm sure sheep do, too. Beautiful photo and FAV
November 20th, 2014  
Stunning image. Very evocative.
November 21st, 2014  
Hope your other half has a great birthday! This is amazing! Fav!
November 21st, 2014  
Fantastic mist capture, great comp too. Sheep beat my snow snake for wildlife. congrats on PP
November 21st, 2014  
this image made me smile :)
November 21st, 2014  
Magic, love it.
November 21st, 2014  
I really love this, great image, instant fav :-)
November 21st, 2014  
I love your sheep and think you have a terrific other half, who would make your happiness a goal for his birthday! And I love the result -- your placement (or their cooperation) of the two sheep makes this a strong image.
Re focus...read with interest as like using autofocus, but where I choose the focal point. I had it set up that way on my old camera body that was just replaced and can't remember how to set it that way again -- and my books are all at the restorers from smoke damage so I don't have my handy camera manual. Must order one!
November 21st, 2014  
Happy belated birthday to your other half Ruth. I love this shot brilliant composition. Great choice for something to do on his birthday
November 21st, 2014  
This is so wonderful, how that sheep just pops in this. Fav
November 21st, 2014  
What a great shot and the sheep have such thick coats, must be pretty chilly where you are. Happy birthday to your other half.
November 21st, 2014  
Happy birthday better half whose comments about seeing you happy with your camera strike me as really really lovely and romantic. Nice sheep and misty trees and I think they count as wild until they end up with a different name on the dinner table.
November 21st, 2014  
Super composition and great in B&W. Fav
November 21st, 2014  
Great capture. I like your composition. Happy birthday to your better half.
November 22nd, 2014  
I love this, fav! I have issues with focus often as well. It can be super annoying, I always feel I am doing something wrong.
November 22nd, 2014  
Hi Ruth, this is a really beautiful image, fav!
November 22nd, 2014  
Jo
Love this, there is something rather magical about it.
November 22nd, 2014  
Great shot.
November 23rd, 2014  
What a cute capture!
November 25th, 2014  
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