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New Lamb

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 4 March 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This lamb Is less than 24 hours old. Her mother is the Dorset sheep we borrowed from a farmer neighbor (John) to keep our sole sheep company. It was a lovely surprise to find the lamb in our pasture yesterday late afternoon. If you look carefully, you can see its drying umbilical cord. John told me how to hold the lamb close to the ground, where mom could smell it, and walk backwards, leading mom to the smaller pasture by the barn. What a joy to hold this baby. By nighttime, the lamb was curled up in the straw of the barn. (I know the photo isn't very sharp.)


KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 400 70 mm


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Koushiro from Singapore, Singapore

Ooh wow! It looks like they're posing! The lamb is cute! Oh my goodness, you're right! The black umbilical cords really is quite obvious! ^^"

4 Mar 2008 12:49pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

How wonderful to have this to photograph. The mother and baby look great together - a great image. I am going to have to be careful to not let my wife see this though - she will start bugging me to get sheep again!!!

4 Mar 2008 3:04pm

@Chris: Does she use the wool from the sheep you had? I do, though I don't spin.

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

What a wonderful surprise to find in the pasture! Thanks for sharing the story and the shot…both are precious. You must be very compassionate that you would borrow a neighbor's sheep to keep your lone sheep company. Blessings to you…

4 Mar 2008 7:17pm

@Ron: Thanks! Sheep do not like to be alone, and they go downhill if they don't have company. :-)

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Sorry, my mistake - we never had sheep - but my wife has been bugging me to get them.....
She does enjoy working with wool but does not spin. You can see her wool pins at her Etsy shop.

4 Mar 2008 10:21pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

so sweet!!! I love your shot!! thanks for sharing!!

4 Mar 2008 11:30pm

Navin Harish from Mumbai, India

This is like synchronize grazing

5 Mar 2008 11:32am

Himera from Ljubljana, Slovenia

Oh, this is beautiful!!!!

5 Mar 2008 3:20pm

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

How very adorable. I raised a Dorset sheep when I was a boy.Great lawn mower ;)

5 Mar 2008 3:57pm

Wysterior from Kloten, Switzerland

So cute - wonderful shot !!

5 Mar 2008 10:22pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Just a wonderful lovely picture. This one should be featured on a calendar.

6 Mar 2008 2:36am

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States

What a SWEET SWEET shot! That little lamb is so adorable.
What a wonderful experience for you too!!

6 Mar 2008 1:51pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Love it! Love photos of lambs and cows! Sooooooooo cute!

6 Mar 2008 9:40pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

awww beautiful photograph! great moment captured! love the texture and detail! lovely

24 Aug 2008 5:27pm

@Magda: Thanks. Glad you like it. That lamb was real cute!

1/125 second
ISO 400
70 mm