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Hey Ewe Three #13691928 03/27/19
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While out photographing the mountains and desert wildflowers east of Phoenix last weekend, I heard some rocks tumble. Looking in that direction, I saw what I thought was a deer several hundred yards away. Pointing my telephoto lens in that direction, I could see the round white butt of a bighorn sheep. So I abandoned the canyon shots and went in pursuit of the three desert bighorn sheep.

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If you are interested in the desert wildflower images from the Superstition Mountains and Bartlett Lake areas east of Phoenix, here is a link to that gallery:
https://www.plateaulightphotography.com/Landscapes/Arizona-Landscapes/Desert-Wildflowers/

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Re: Hey Ewe Three [Re: RedRabbit] #13691944 03/27/19
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Sometimes I do the same thing and point my telephoto cell phone out the window. Amazing how much the country in Arizona and Montana look so similar...

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Why do they look mangy?
Is it dirt or are they shedding
their winter coat?
Great pictures anyway!


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Re: Hey Ewe Three [Re: Texczech] #13692324 03/27/19
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Maybe I'm trying to compare them to other sheep.
I dont know anything about sheep and did not intend to offend.


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Re: Hey Ewe Three [Re: Texczech] #13693001 03/27/19
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I think they are two different species of sheep, and the sheep shrapnel sees have their heaviest coats on after a cold winter.
The desert bighorns are a different species aren't they?

I don't see anything similar in the pictures though. laugh

Ken

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Re: Hey Ewe Three [Re: RedRabbit] #13693790 03/27/19
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Amazing set of horns on that dark faced ewe. Wonder what her age might be?

Nice shots.

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Re: Hey Ewe Three [Re: RedRabbit] #13694462 03/28/19
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Shrapnel-sometimes Edward Weston photography close to the road is a good thing. AZ does have some Rockies just south of Flagstaff and also in eastern AZ.
Texczech- the desert sheephave shorter hair on their coats. Looks like the one ewe bedded in some mud of poop. Arizona has received some very good rains this winter.
1' - at first i thought the larger ewe may be a young ram due to the horn length, but images from below showed no nutsack.

Re: Hey Ewe Three [Re: RedRabbit] #14120053 09/12/19
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The gender terminology for this species seems to have regional dialects. Back East (NY) we use the term "Ewes Guys" - - Ala "my Cousin Vinnie" - - "Yous Guys".

I wonder if these are all adults or if there are an "Yoots" in the group?

Seriously tho - - Great photos!!!

Re: Hey Ewe Three [Re: RedRabbit] #14122242 09/13/19
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real nice photos. thanks for posting

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yep......your Sheep need to gain some weight.......purty skinny

still pics are great as usual

Bravo

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not to hijack thread......but 600 miles north of your Sheep......

ours seem to be eating better.......

these......just east of town.....

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Re: Hey Ewe Three [Re: tikkanut] #14133556 09/17/19
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tikkanut, it would have been nice to catch a band of rams like you did.. The Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix where those ewes were was burnt earlier this summer by the Woodbury Fire.


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