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Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 6/30/2012 5:39:56 PM

Very very cute. He is adorable. Looks like he just had his neck brushed. #1472217

Nikki McDonald level-classic 6/30/2012 5:48:34 PM

I noticed the neck right off, too. I think s/he has just been shorn - looks as if s/he's crocheted :) Pretty color and very nice light, Chris. #10208143

Michele Peterson level-classic 6/30/2012 7:00:35 PM

I have to smile at every one of your alpaca photos, and this one I even laughed.... He/she looks so proud that you are photographing it!! Wonderful portrait of such a fun creature. #10208196

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 6/30/2012 8:04:32 PM

So, they ^ asked all the questions I was going to ask about he/she. Fine/sharp portrait... :-)

Happy Theme Day #10208249

David M. Montero 6/30/2012 10:42:20 PM

Interesting patterns on it's neck from shearing. Cute capture Chris. #10208385

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/1/2012 4:42:51 AM

Thanks, folks...!
I was in the girls' pen shooting (there are many more females than males on the farm.) The herd had just received their first shearing (under my sister's ownership, at least) the week before, so they looked somewhat ridiculous (and still cute) without their huge fluffy coats - which is the only way I'd seen them before, on all my past visits. The electric shearers leave the same repeating pattern on all of them. #10208631

Joy Rector level-classic 7/1/2012 4:43:11 AM

love this shot #10208632

Mitch Spence level-classic 7/1/2012 8:15:44 AM

I'm glad you explained about the shearing, Chris. I love the pattern of the hair and thought that's what it was. Such appealing animals. One wants to give them a hug and a scratch. #10208899

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 7/1/2012 8:24:13 AM

LOL! I love the profile shot, what a beautiful image Chris! #10208915

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/2/2012 4:29:14 AM

Thanks, ladies! #10210210

Ann Coates level-classic 7/4/2012 2:29:56 PM

Gorgeous profile shot here. I love Alpacas. Always seem quite friendly to me. #10214231

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/5/2012 4:01:40 AM

Thank you, Ann; they are friendly, although rather timid and likely to flee from strangers. #10214922

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One of the many alpacas at my sister's farm / menagerie, along with miniature horses, goats, dogs, cats, peacocks, turkeys & chickens.
PG101 "Zoo" Theme
(PS--this alpaca had her first shearing a week before my visit.)

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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