I photographed these Ballaghisheen Sheep while driving along the Ballaghisheen Pass in County Kerry, Ireland earlier this year. Much of the area is dedicated to raising sheep. County Kerry is among the top five counties in Ireland for sheep farmers. That was evident when we drove around the county. I wanted to photograph a large male but the sheep farmers protect the males (also known as Pucks) and they don’t let them roam freely.
This image was taken with my Sony A7R II using my Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 Lens set on 77mm. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/800th of a second and the ISO set at 1000. I did not use a tripod. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and finalized in Photoshop using Nik Silver Efex Pro.
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