Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in Colorado by exposure4u

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in Colorado

Feeling pretty lucky to capture this shot of one of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in the Garden of the Gods today. Patience sure paid off as this guy made his way toward me and looked up right through the trees and snow!
Gorgeous shot Wendy. These Bighorn Sheep are fairly elusive, aren't they?
February 10th, 2014  
Wonderful shot.
February 10th, 2014  
Wow Wendy! This shot is amazing! We see these almost every time we make it down the mountain but I've never had the opportunity to get a shot like this! You made this beast look absolutely breathtaking!
February 10th, 2014  
@denisedaly Yes, they are! They usually stay a pretty good distance from people, but this one made his way down the hillside and I was lucky enough to capture him at the right moment. They are often busy eating the brush and don't look up often either. Thanks so much!
February 10th, 2014  
What an amazing shot Wendy. Good for you!
February 10th, 2014  
What a fantastic capture. Worth being patient for.
February 10th, 2014  
Great capture!
February 10th, 2014  
Deb
Beautiful capture. These are fascinating creatures, but I cannot say they are the prettiest. That is when I get to see them. That is usually in the summer months when their coats are shaggy and they blend into the rocks quite a bit.
February 10th, 2014  
Fabulous, stunning, glorious, fav
February 10th, 2014  
Beautiful Capture!!! Fav'd
February 10th, 2014  
Fantastic shot
February 10th, 2014  
Jo
WOW what a fabulous creature and shot, a fav for sure.
February 10th, 2014  
What an amazing capture, so well framed. Fav
February 10th, 2014  
Composition, exposure, focus... spot on! Outstanding photo! FAV!
February 11th, 2014  
Awesome shot.
February 11th, 2014  
Deb
Beautiful shot Wendy! Fabulous lighting, framing, everything...FAV!
February 11th, 2014  
Wow! Wendy, this is an absolutely amazing shot. I love your editing and know you usually take different exposures to do HDR. I have always loved how beautiful your shots are because they are done just right and not overdone. You really have an eye for that. I am wondering if you did this one hand held without hdr in mind. Since it's an animal and they can move so quickly, I just wondered how you edited this one. It's just breathtaking! Fav!
February 11th, 2014  
Spectacular. The strength and the warmth of the sheep is well matched to the cool and snowy landscape.
February 11th, 2014  
fantastic. fav.
February 11th, 2014  
Wow, what a stroke of luck that he showed himself to you and that he was kind enough to stand still long enough for you to get this stunning capture. To that luck add a heavy dose of talent for the perfect focus followed up with your tasteful editing. This is one of your best yet Wendy!
February 11th, 2014  
This just leaves me breathless. I would love to follow in your footsteps for just one day - the beauty in that area (well, really all of Colorado) is outstanding and you're presenting it in the best way possible. This photo is professional grade - the lighting and detail are so awesome. Fav. It is a must to be viewed large!
February 11th, 2014  
Fabulous shot. I love how he is looking at you.
February 11th, 2014  
@markp @320days @kiwichick @macromover @tina_mac Thank you so much!
@dejongdd Thank you Deb! Definitely something intriguing to these animals that I just love to photograph!
@jgpittenger Thank you so much Jane!!
@jennifer365 Thank you Jennifer!!
@kerristephens @emmasteil @agedrunner Thank you!!
@jo13 Thank you so much Jo!
@cazla Thank you so much Cazla!
@calm Thank you so much Cathy!
@dgrynn Thank you so much Deb!!
@soozieqt Thank you so much for your comments Susan! I did take this hand held, as the herd was moving around quite a bit and pretty allusive behind the trees. I did bracket my shot too, but only tone mapped to make as natural as possible. I sure appreciate your feedback!!
@smapp Thank you so much Slater!
@libertylady Thank you Alice!!
@bluemoon Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful comments Paula! You sure made my day!! I was just so excited to get this shot!
@milaniet Thank you so much Milanie for your amazing comments! What a great compliment and I am humbled by your wonderful words!!
February 11th, 2014  
Love it ...
February 11th, 2014  
Fav, fabulous catch, stalking the wild bighorn!
February 11th, 2014  
Dang lady...this rocks. Fav.
February 11th, 2014  
A gorgeous shot, a fav.
February 11th, 2014  
That is an amazing shot, Wendy! Congratulations. You must have been thrilled to see him and capture this! FAV
February 11th, 2014  
Wow! We saw desert bighorn sheep a couple of years ago in Zion, but this is magnificent.
February 11th, 2014  
Absolutely gorgeous !
February 11th, 2014  
Look at those cool horns, great capture
February 11th, 2014  
Beautiful picture and loving the bighorn sheep.
February 11th, 2014  
fabulous
February 11th, 2014  
That is an awesome shot. Have visited Colorado many times and never seen them, always "just missed them"
February 11th, 2014  
Yup, fabulous shot!
February 11th, 2014  
Amazing! Fab
February 11th, 2014  
Fav
February 11th, 2014  
WOW, So fabulous...fav!
February 11th, 2014  
Wow Wendy...Beautiful
February 11th, 2014  
Great capture.
February 11th, 2014  
This is an amazing shot, great focus and detail
February 11th, 2014  
Beautiful animal in a fantastic setting. Fav
February 11th, 2014  
Wendy...Magnificent! We have been hoping to see some mountain goats in Red Rock Canyon..but no luck. This is truly a beauty! FAV
February 12th, 2014  
Great capture!
February 12th, 2014  
Wow! What a magnificent animal...and so beautifully captured! Fav!
February 12th, 2014  
Spectacular
February 13th, 2014  
Just a fabulous shot! FAV.
February 16th, 2014  
wow! brilliant shot. hes gorgeous
February 18th, 2014  
wow what a gorgeous creature! fantastic shot! fav!
February 19th, 2014  
All I can thik to say is WOW. A FAV
February 20th, 2014  
Awesome wonderful capture!!! In all the times I've been to G of the G's, I've never seen ANY wildlife -- this is such a great closeup!
February 20th, 2014  
This is so great. It's difficult enough to stalk pets, let alone animals in the wild. Lovely shot.
February 21st, 2014  
Wonderful capture! A fav!
February 21st, 2014  
stunning!...fav
February 22nd, 2014  
Wow, this is beautiful, so full of character too!
February 23rd, 2014  
Super capture! Just like he posed for you! FAV!

February 24th, 2014  
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