This photo was taken yesterday at my friend JP's farm in Durham Township. JP raises Jacob sheep, a rare breed in the United States. There are about a dozen lambs at JP's farm right now and they're almost unbearably cute. You can read more about the Jacob breed at the Jacob Sheep Breeder's Association site.
Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens at 170mm, ISO 400, f/3.2, shutter 1/1600s. Curves adjustments, color balancing, slight crop.
Thank you for visiting Durham Township!
Unbearably cute is an understatement! I can only imagine how it must have been to be around such sweetness--12 times over...wow. What a treat--for the eyes, heart, mind, and soul. Thanks for sharing--and you did.
Very , very nice photo !!!
I'm not sure how a lamb can have a quirky little smile, but this one sure does!
Adorable! I'm glad to learn about Jacob sheep.
It's the perfect smoothness. Or maybe softness. The girl's skin. Her sweatshirt (I bet it smells like home). And then this fluffy little thing she holds in her arms. I love it.
It's a hand puppet, right? (anyone remember Lamb Chop.....Shari Lewis?.......Milton Beryl?.....Red Skelton?.....Dan Rather?......)
The pygmy goat
still gets my vote!
Although this kid just might
be cuter than that
if this kid just had
a concrete finishers' hat.
Well, Kathleen, your coffee table photography book will certianly have a chapter entitled "The Most Absolutely Cutest Pictures Ever Taken......Ever!" (An alternative title: The Collective Cuteness!")
as the young lady
the more charming
of this pair!
Great photo, Kathleen! The focus is spot on, the lamb is really cute and the way it looks straight into the camera is cool. And the DOF is amazing. I have to buy the 5D asap!
This is so very sweet. I want one of those little darlings! They look irresistible!
I don't usually go for the "cute" but this gets even me!
Little lamb in her arms,
Cute as a button.
From farm to freezer
On our table as mutton.
(Years ago we made the mistake of naming a calf that we raised. When it landed on the table as dinner none of us wanted to eat it!)
could this be any sweeter?! love both expressions, and how the ear and ponytail balance each other out. so lovely! :)))
superb...what a lovely bokeh !!
AWE, this is SO cute! I can't help but happily giggle when I see this picture. It totally made my day (:
I came through a link from Instapundit.com and spent the last hour or so wandering through the last three years of your postings. A hardy thank-you. In fact, many: thanks for the memories of Grandpa's farm in eastern Washington 50 years ago; thanks for rekindling the joy of photography from one who got tired of shooting product pix for 18 years; thanks for the absolutely wonderful portraits of very interesting people . . . and the places . . . and the lighting . . . and the visual textures/shapes.
In short, well too late for that, thanks for the making my Sunday evening very enjoyable. I will be back.
Loved the lamb picture. Having been raised on a sheep farm in Iowa the picture brought back many happy memories for me. Kathleen, you are a very gifted photographer. I look forward to visitng your site more often.
How cute! Great angle (on both the subjects).
very nice photo
How can anyone see this and continue to eat lamb?
The lamb is by far the cutest for me.
i instantly feel in love with this. i love the girl's tender expression and the lamb's curious look. it's amazing! :)
i want to cuddle the lamb, too :)
that lamb is grinning at me. someone stop him. lol
well gosh, that is adorable.