The Digital Photo Guy

Bighorn Sheep in the Wild

by on Nov.06, 2011, under Articles, Lightroom, Meetup, Monday Morning Tips, Photo Editing

Less Than 400 Peninsular Bighorns Remain

2011 was a banner year for Peninsular Bighorn Sheep in the United States. Over 325 were counted in and around Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, a huge increase from the 255 spotted in 2010. Given that so few of these majestic animals remain in the US, it was a thrill to see a small herd of about ten this weekend at Whitewater Preserve.




All photos were made with a Canon 7D and 300/2.8L IS on a Gitzo 3530LS, Markins M10 ballhead equipped with a Wimberly Sidekick. I was able to get within 100 yards of the sheep so the average sheep filled about 1/3 of the frame. A 400 would have been ideal and a 500 would have been overkill unless you wanted to see up their nostrils.

I plan to go back the first part of December so if you want to join me, keep an eye on my Meetup site. I’ll post an announcement as soon as I work out the details.

Just a Few Seats Left for the Best Lightroom Training

Next weekend, November 12 and 13, George Jardine will be in San Diego to teach his outstanding LR3 Workshop. The Workshop is regularly $395 but, if you hurry, you can get into this class for just $245. That’s a whopping $150 off. To get your discount code, email George at Tell him you’re an FOL (Friend of Lee.) I hope to see you at the workshop.

FYI, I’m paying the same price as everyone else. I have no financial interest in this class, just a desire to help my readers get the best Lightroom training.


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