The sheep of the Jura mountains, a small mountain range in north-western Switzerland, sharing a border with France, are not bothered by the arctic sub zero temperatures of winter.
Traditionally the village of La Brevine, roughly 24 km west of Neuchâtel, is the coldest spot found in Switzerland with temperatures dropping to minus 40 every winter. Thus the village is apply named the Siberia of Switzerland.
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mcmtanyel (14989) 2013-12-28 21:03
Whereas I think, "Poor sheep, it'll get a tummy-ache," the sheep might be thinking "Yummy grass sorbet!" As you wrote, they must be used to frost-covered grass.
Happy New year to you, too!
emka (82678) 2013-12-28 23:56
Impossible not to smile seeing this poor sheep on the frozen ground. Nice shot in pale blue.
Happy New Year to you and your family
rbassin (19197) 2013-12-29 3:10
une photo intéressante avec une bonne utilisation de la lumière; un photo simple, d'un bon impact avec la présence du mouton et de l'arbre.
Bon dimanche et bonne année à toi également.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-29 3:46
really like this! Original and minimalist but full of atmosphere and fascination. A creative and compelling study, well done.
Noel_Byrne (26117) 2013-12-29 4:52
That does look cold, and the stripes of light and shade make it seem even more so! I do pity the sheep, but I have to laugh at the grass sorbet comment above :) A nice simple and effective composition.
Best wishes, and happy new year!
Silvio1953 (126962) 2013-12-29 5:23
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with nice shhep, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (44966) 2013-12-29 6:22
Oh! poor fella must be cold even with that woolly coat but I love the light and glistening frost on the field. Detail is excellent and good clarity, I think you did your best of the situation although I feel it looks slightly blueish than actual. It's a fine effort regardless. Congrats
eldancer1 (30076) 2013-12-30 19:14
The sheep looks very cold but has to find food. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
fabbs99 (16803) 2013-12-30 20:14
Happy New year and best wishes for 2014 ! This is a colorful image of the sheep grazing in the sub-zero conditions.Perfect composition and sharpness.Keep sharing.TFS
macjake (58956) 2014-01-01 21:31
poor little guy! he's all alone and nobody to talk to! haha
I'm sure he'll manage just fine.
we can certainly feel the chill in the air with all that frost on the ground.
and that tree has seen better days as well :)
Thanks again for the kind words all year long, looking forward to seeing whats in the future...any travel plans for 2014?
COSTANTINO (57971) 2014-02-02 7:16
I visited your gallery today and I chose
this shot I was suprised by looking at
this poor sheep but according to your
notes those sheep must be used living
in such conditions
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2014-02-03 16:42
hello Daniel, a very beautiful and natural vertical!! it must be a great countryside up there!!
thanks for visiting me and for your very kind words! I like it busy but when I´m busy like that I don´t have much free time...
I wish you all the best, it is always nice to see your work!!
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (9081)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-08
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-28 8:21