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dougalsservant in photo_scavenger

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I'd been expecting this one, and although I'd decided what the picture should be I hadn't actually managed to take it.

So on Monday I set off on the road towards Elgol and parked by Loch Slappin. As I expected there was a collection of ewes with lambs gambolling about. So I opened all the car doors and windows and sat quietly so they would get used to me. And one ewe gradually worked towards me as she was grazing and then her lamb came dashing up for a feed. I picked up the SLR, turned it on, and it told me that I hadn't got a data card in the camera. I had made a point of charging both sets of batteries, and packing the spare set, and then gone out without any of the data cards! I grabbed the compact from my bag and looked up to see a tourist mini bus pulling in beside me and I just managed a shot through the front windscreen.

The tourists got out, loudly, all the sheep ran away. The tourists all took photos of each other, so probably the lovely scenery was out of focus and within about four minutes they were back on the bus ready to repeat the performance all around the island. I didn't think my sheep would be back for a couple of hours......






They are blackface sheep, very typical of the area and very hardy.

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I love your sheep. So different from our boring ultra-domesticated ones.
I've been in the situation of not having a data card. So frustrating!

What's the red spot on the sheep about?