Photographer's Note

Spotted yesterday during a drive from Tweedsmuir to St. Mary's Loch, a group of Blackface Sheep. Blackface Sheep are one of the hardiest sheep breeds in Britain and are the backbone of the Scottish sheep industry. You can read more about this breed of sheep here.

These sheep have had their fleeces dyed a bright orange/yellow colour, a practice that appears to be quite common in Scotland for farmers wishing to "show" their sheep at agricultural shows. You can see a little video of similarly dyed Blackface Sheep here.

Taken from the car window as I find that animals appear to be less frightened by motor vehicles than they are by predatory human beings bearing cameras.

Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE6.

All comments/critiques/advice welcome!

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