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Konador


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Challenge: Chinese Zodiac (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Clevedon Lane
Date: Jan 24, 2004
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2004

Sheepies :)

Here are a couple of funny outtakes:

Sheepish Potty Humour I
Sheepish Potty Humour II

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 77
Avg (all users): 7.2642
Avg (commenters): 8.5926
Avg (participants): 7.0820
Avg (non-participants): 7.3776
Views since voting: 9333
Votes: 159
Comments: 92
Favorites: 53 (view)


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10/12/2011 12:00:12 PM
It's Ma!

Baa Ram Ewe!!!!
04/13/2010 09:28:23 AM
I have a fondness for sheep (that doesn't sound right), but I love how they photograph...
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08/13/2008 07:22:14 PM
What a great name for a photograph!

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And you're in the Bristol area too!

Message edited by author 2008-08-13 19:39:17.
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08/01/2006 10:54:48 AM
This remains one of my favorite animal photos on the site. Excellent clarity and composition. I love how you got the attention of all four - the expressions are pricelessly blank and focused. :)
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06/10/2006 05:40:49 PM
After all this time, thought it needed a bump up on the recently commented page again. This is just outstanding. Not only compositionally, but grapically, aesthetically and just plain "heart string pullingly." Love it!!
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12/29/2005 03:19:40 PM
In a parallel life, I'm a hand spinner. Therefore, I love pictures of sheep. This is great. 8)
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12/29/2005 01:30:52 PM
aww i love sheep. it is amazing how they dident run away before you got the picture
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01/04/2005 10:07:00 AM
Oh my formidable sheep!
What a well executed shot, it leaves a smile on my face, and that is a lovely emotion.
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06/22/2004 06:52:02 PM
Did I ever show you my disorderly group of delinquants? :D

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06/12/2004 09:46:19 PM
Kudos to that "Four of a kind" Very nice work: Very nice port.
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05/30/2004 04:49:07 PM
Preety funny in swedish 2 as -- > Four = Får = sheep <--- in swedish :Þ
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05/20/2004 04:06:28 PM
Preety funny in a way as -- > kind = Sheep <--- in icelandic
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03/24/2004 12:23:39 AM
Stupid sheep.
02/01/2004 09:13:07 PM
Congratulations Konador! Great shot and well deserved ribbon.
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02/01/2004 03:37:22 PM
Great shot and congrats. You finally got a blue one! I love the sheep's expressions. Just priceless. Way to go.
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01/31/2004 01:22:14 PM
Congrats on the first Blue for you Ben! A very nice shot and nice job of B/W treatment!
Yours
TC
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01/31/2004 07:43:01 AM
Great job, Ben, congrats! :-)
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01/30/2004 11:08:24 PM
Great pic, Ben! Good job. There was no doubt in my that you would be getting a blue ribbon one day, and I am sure it won't be your last.
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01/30/2004 08:00:40 PM
You go Ben !!!!! Congrats on a well deserved ribbon ! This is very well composed and the tone works perfectly :)
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01/30/2004 06:22:32 PM
way to go congrats, great composition
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01/30/2004 04:22:28 PM
Originally posted by Alecia:

YAY Punkin!! what an awesome shot! you rock. :hug
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01/30/2004 03:52:13 PM
Way to go, Ben! Your tones are so rich and deep here. Congratulations on the ribbon! A blue for you! yay!
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01/30/2004 03:40:07 PM
Huge congrats cyberneph!

:o)
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01/30/2004 03:06:31 PM
It's been a long time comming Ben! Great shot! Made me laugh! :-)
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01/30/2004 11:11:17 AM
Hooray!!! Your first blue!!! And well deserved. YAYYYY !!!! I'm so happy for you :) ..
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01/30/2004 10:45:52 AM
congrats! you really deserve it!
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01/30/2004 10:24:11 AM
lol love the potty humour, my mom says I'm not allowed to say 'piss' though

;-)
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01/30/2004 10:00:34 AM
Way to go! Super job, Ben!
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01/30/2004 09:28:43 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. What a great, funny capture. Good job!
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01/30/2004 09:21:37 AM
Way to go Ben! Fantastic image. Did you have to drug them to pose for you like that? LOL! One of my favs for sure.
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01/30/2004 09:09:39 AM
congrats on the big blue! best of luck to you this year :)
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01/30/2004 09:05:52 AM
Congrats!!!
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01/30/2004 08:21:21 AM
Originally posted by °°gummi°°:

great photo, the title is extra funny for Icelanders because kind means sheep in Icelandic :o)


Wow, ya learn something new every day. That's such a coincidence!

On a similar note, I realised half way through voting that the number 4 is actually bad luck in China (hence why there is no Canon G4 camera) so I'm sorry if I accidently offended anyone, with it being in a Chinese-based challenge and all that.

Message edited by author 2004-01-30 08:21:59.
01/30/2004 08:08:39 AM
Congrats!!! A well deserved win... awesome picture. I love the use of B&W. Great job!!! :-)
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01/30/2004 08:08:04 AM
Congratulations - one of my top pick and well-titled as well
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01/30/2004 08:05:09 AM
Yay Ben. Congrats on the bluie.
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01/30/2004 07:58:20 AM
woooo hoooo! great shot! nice win!
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01/30/2004 07:52:12 AM
Great shot. Come on the Brits!
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01/30/2004 07:31:44 AM
What a great shot. I thought this was promo for the movie Babe. Congradulations. Van
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01/30/2004 07:22:23 AM
Way to go, Ben!!! You represent us Digital Rebel / 300D users well. :-)

Message edited by author 2004-01-30 07:26:48.
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01/30/2004 07:17:19 AM
It was only a matter of time before you got the complete set. Well done.
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01/30/2004 06:41:14 AM
Great work Konador. I had this image pegged for first place. Congrats on another ribbon. Keep it up, buddy!
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01/30/2004 06:15:18 AM
great photo, the title is extra funny for Icelanders because kind means sheep in Icelandic :o)
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01/30/2004 05:54:15 AM
I knew this would be the winner. Ben, you rock !!! Congrats on the blue ribbon.
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01/30/2004 05:52:15 AM
your critique club moment

Hi Ben.

Very tempted to leave this blank, as there is almost definitely nothing I can constructively say about this shot. What would you have different, either in the image or the result? Only one thing that i thought immediately on seeing it, and still think on re-consideration of it, is that if one could move the second sheep from left forward a couple of paces, and to its right half a step, the balance of the composition would be improved - it almost goes without saying that this is a ridiculously small criticism (but this is the Critique Club)

Can I think of anything else to say ... ? Black and White works for this shot for a very specific reason: I can imagine it in colour - even quite liking it so (the green grass would presumably be a satisfying colour). Removing that element brings the emphasis to a different place - the graphic element provided by the line-up of the animals: and that is where the humour is, of course: the apparently 'posed' quality: 'OK now, everyone point your ears out'

Top work, mate.

Ed

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01/30/2004 05:23:18 AM
Thanks everyone :D
It took me a long time to get my blue back but finally I did it! 95th time lucky! This and getting into the top fav photographers on the site were my 2 main aims, and I've completed them both now in the space of a few days, I'm so happy! What's next? Hmmm I'll have to think about that one.
Thanks for all the comments and votes. I thought I might get a ribbon when I saw my score was 7.5 throughout the week, but then on the last couple of days as it dropped and dropped, I felt sure I'd get 4th place or something annoying like that (sorry mood!).

Oh, another good thing about today is that I got my first picture published in a newspaper! I'm at school right now but when I get home I'll scan it in :)

Woohoo!

Message edited by author 2004-01-30 05:33:32.
01/30/2004 05:14:52 AM
Very happy for you Ben - can't believe this is your first blue ... surely you must have about 6 by now :-) Excellent shot, one of my two top picks from this challenge.
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01/30/2004 04:31:48 AM
Ben you are a legend mate!!! Excellent pic and a well deserved ribbon. Congrats mate!!
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01/30/2004 02:59:08 AM
Congrats Ben!
When I saw it during the voting, I thought: that's Ben's because he's right now pretty much in B&W and the sheeps look very British too.
Keep up the good work!
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01/30/2004 12:54:51 AM
Great one Ben! Nice shot and well deserved
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01/30/2004 12:45:51 AM
hahaha. this one made me laugh. well captured, nicely composed, good border. say hi to the sheepies for me! :oP
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01/30/2004 12:30:55 AM
COngrats on your first BLue, Ben! Great shot!
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01/30/2004 12:28:14 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon Konador! I knew this would win. They look like they are singing or something. A very cool shot.
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01/30/2004 12:25:31 AM
YAY Punkin!! what an awesome shot! you rock. :hug
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01/30/2004 12:20:01 AM
Congratulations! Really good picture.
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01/30/2004 12:11:38 AM
Ben! Way to go! I love this shot. Congrats, well deserved.
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01/30/2004 12:09:16 AM
knew this was a winner as soon as i saw it. congrats, ben...excellent shot!
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01/30/2004 12:08:47 AM
Awesome Ben. congrats!!!!
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01/30/2004 12:06:46 AM
Excellent work Ben! Very very good shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2004 10:49:26 PM
Nice compostition and detail
Fits the challenge and well focused
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01/29/2004 09:57:28 AM
This is cute, I like it. The black and white is a good choice to give it a nice even feel, and also a harsher/docu-photograph feel. The composition is good with the slight V. It's full of personality.
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01/29/2004 04:43:16 AM
I really like the composition, the choice of black and white, the clarity, the exposure...umm what else do I like...well, pretty much everything. My only nitpick would be that the image seems to be cropped a bit too tightly at the top (for my taste) but that's a minor nitpick. I'm really glad it meets the challenge because this is a great shot, keep up the great work.
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01/28/2004 10:34:17 PM
Four of almost any animal lined up like that would look menacing, but not sheep. Cute shot, and I think black and white was a good choice.
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01/28/2004 05:48:36 PM
Kool
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01/28/2004 06:29:02 AM
That's a great one: B&W works wonderfully and the cropping/framing too. What did you tell or do to the sheeps to make them look this way?
Good luck!
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01/27/2004 11:14:36 PM
best so far... Good repeating pattern - great that they are all looking at you, lovely tones just works for me (10)
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01/27/2004 10:30:00 PM
Super capture of these composed sheep. This is just to cute! Great job!
(I think a 10 is appropriate)
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01/27/2004 07:44:30 PM
Terricfic shot. Black and white is perfect.
Must have been tough training them to do a portrait. : )
I think this photo will do GREAT.
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01/27/2004 05:55:19 PM
beautiful. Scotland?
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01/27/2004 03:51:01 PM
That's a gang of sheep! Nice shot...looks like a Gary Larson cartoon!
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01/27/2004 12:35:54 PM
I love this entry into the Chinese Zodiac challenge. Very very well done. You captured these guys (gals?) at the perfect moment and I love your choice to keep the photo in black and white. I can't give you a score, but if I could, it would surely be at least a 9. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/27/2004 12:11:53 PM
Who would believe I would like a shot of sheep? Good work. Sould ribbon.
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01/27/2004 10:19:49 AM
That ull do Pig. Great shot.
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01/27/2004 12:59:38 AM
Excellent. Perfect Composition. Wnderful in B&W. One of my few 10's in this challenge. I predict you'll place very high.
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01/26/2004 12:19:51 PM
B&W is perfect ... terrific composition ... love the placement of the sheep. Very nice.
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01/26/2004 06:19:37 AM
Top quality B/W . I love sheeps when they watch you.
EDIT: One of my favorites. 10
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01/26/2004 01:57:41 AM
This is wonderful.
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01/25/2004 11:48:17 PM
Hehe. I like this one. Cute, well-taken, appropriate for the challenge. The grass, however, creates an overall dark tone. I think that the feeling here should be lighter, to match the mood. 7
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01/25/2004 11:47:26 PM
This is a great shot. Good composition, B&W is perfect for this. I like the contrast between the sheep and the grass. Well Done!
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01/25/2004 07:52:43 PM
Looks good in B/W...nice shot...10
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01/25/2004 07:39:25 PM
beautiful tones and composition - nice choice of black & white - my fav of the challenge
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01/25/2004 05:30:21 PM
Sheep! Wonderful Sheep! What a super black and white, catures their expressions perfectly. Great range, tone. The composition is classic. Are these Icelandic? my favorite. 10
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01/25/2004 05:21:18 PM
What a superb image - it just has such a lot of humour in it. Good choice to go black and white and strong composition!
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01/25/2004 11:40:29 AM
Great shot! Looks great in black & white. Very nice job.
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01/25/2004 09:26:24 AM
Nice
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01/25/2004 12:59:34 AM
This is hilarious! And a fine piece of art. 10+
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01/25/2004 12:44:48 AM
well posed! excellent composition.
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01/25/2004 12:27:40 AM
I love this photograph. you have given them personality! love how they just posed that way for you!
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01/25/2004 12:20:56 AM
look out for farmers in hip boots.
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01/25/2004 12:15:00 AM
Best of show.
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