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Reduce Fat Fast

Reduce Fat Fast
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Copyright: Lurdes Melo (CallMeMaria) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1777 W: 155 N: 4808] (24842)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-25
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Pets
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): I'm Laughing!, Sheep of the World - Second Chapter, Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 5:57
Viewed: 1365
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...in this case it's "reduce WOOL fast"!
And you should have seen how fast they were reduced from "woolen balls" to "bald" bodies! Ten minutes each sheep. I couldn't believe it. They were so still and silent. I remained at a distance where they couldn't see me. At one point I went near them and the one that was being taken care of called out, "Maaaaaa..." as if to say, "Get me outta here."
After the job was done all I saw were BIG eyes and ENORMOUS heads and skinny bodies. It was too funny. And they were hiding. I wonder if they realized that they were "naked" and if they felt embarrassed. They sure looked embarrassed by the way they lowered their heads and looked at me from underneath.

Here's an image I found on google

Sheep shearing, typically just called shearing, is the process by which the woollen fleece of a sheep is removed. The person who removes the sheep's wool is called a shearer. Typically shearing occurs once per year per sheep. The annual shearing most often occurs in a shearing shed, a facility especially designed to process often hundreds and sometimes over 3,000 sheep per day.[1]. Sheep shearing is an essential part of sheep rearing in many countries around the world. Australasia has had to discard the old methods of wool harvesting and evolve better systems to cope with the huge amounts of sheep involved. By 1915 most large sheds in Australia had installed machines, driven by steam or later by internal combustion engines. Shearing tables were invented in the 1950's, but have not proved popular, although some are still used for crutching.

PHOTOFILTRE was used for this photo and I hope you enjoyed it :)
Thank you for taking a look.

PS: Yesterday they were taken to a friend's property where they are now amongst his sheep and, if things work out as planned, in a few months they will be showing off their offspring and so will I here, on TL!
------------------------------------------------------PPS: I find it funny the way they look straight at me, as if posing for the photo, when they have their "clothes on" and the way they look so embarrassed when they're "naked" :D
Poor "fertilizing lawn mowers"!!

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Hello Lurdes

Haha this is absoltuely superb ;-)

Two wonderful captures with really excellent PP work and a superb POV, love the humour here too.

TFS and for making me smile

kind regards Helen

Hi Lurdes,

Yes, I think they are embarrassed!! I like your before/after image! Wouldn't it be great for an advertisement of some kind? Great job with the black background. Thanks for sharing this humorous photo! Lisa

a well put-together image with a lovely sense of humour, thanx, M, (*_*)

me gusta la composicion, te felicito

Hello Lurdes!
Lovely your composition, like always!
Beautiful framing and very well done!
Best regards!

This is hilarious :-).
Excellent montage of this before and after scene.

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  • Derona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 154 N: 855] (5631)
  • [2008-06-25 11:06]

Hi Lurdes

Very amusing.
Excellent PP work.
Well done.

Regards Derek

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-06-25 12:12]

Hello Lurdes!
I love the differences on your 2 shots! If only it was that easy to drop a few unwanted pounds! I agree they look so sad in the bottom photo!


Hi Lurdes,

very hilarious! an entertaining photowork & well done.


Olá Lurdes
Grande camisola de lã ...
Gostei da edição (excelente e com muita perícia..)
Continuação de bons cliques.
Bom registo

Hello Lurdes,
So, our sisters finally got rid of their winter coats! You could at least have gotten them a g-string; of course they’re embarrassed, wouldn’t you be?!?
They do look prettier & more innocent wearing their coats, but then again, their bodies look silkier & cleaner now!
Thanks for sharing.

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