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Birth of a Twin
Birth of a Twin

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Lake District
Galleries: Landscape, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2007

Viewed: 687
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

Stopped by the roadside to witness this amazing event. Amazing because of the sheer rugged, hardiness of the sheep's birthing technique. She dropped these two lambs within 10 minutes of each other, both of which I saw come into the world just such an efficient process. Both lambs were fine and up & about in minutes. Now if only humans...

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06/27/2007 09:02:06 PM
WOW - and nothing is sweeter than a baby deer or sheep.
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06/27/2007 07:54:51 PM
whoaaaa how crazy is that!! never seen anything like it. from the thumbnail i thought she was takin a massive poo or something.
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06/18/2007 07:28:57 PM
i just stumbled upon this image and... yikes! that's pretty gross! great capture though!
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06/11/2007 08:32:44 PM
I guess the 15" drop is akin to the traditional slap on the back the baby gets! That is quite an event you caught and nicely photographed too. I was down in Sussex visiting my mum in April and saw plenty of lambs then but not the actual occasion of lambing. Hopefully, those two little ones will make it to sheephood rather than be sent to the kabob factory....
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06/09/2007 06:43:07 PM
Good find! I like the way these are put together
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05/21/2007 08:45:41 AM
Apparently, sheep always have twins! Thanks for the comments.
05/17/2007 03:58:52 AM
Thats it! Im taking my wife out to the pastures for our next one!

Great photo...is it really rare for a sheep to have twins? Im guessing yes
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05/16/2007 09:16:00 AM
wow. jumped out of my project to fave this extraordinary pic. wow.
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05/16/2007 01:42:44 AM
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05/15/2007 08:37:28 PM
WOW..... what great timimg, to be in the right place at the right time.....
I love this, as the story is just brilliant.
You have done a wonderful job here, and thanks for sharing it with us.....
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05/15/2007 08:16:03 PM
Cool capture, well done!
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05/15/2007 12:15:20 PM
Good day to be born it seems! Wonderful capture...rare event!
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05/15/2007 12:13:54 PM
Wow - very cool! Glad you stopped! Does indeed make you wonder why we aren't quite as efficient as other creatures in some respects.
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