I think they are well exposed and sharp, but the composition/cropping is badly awry in terms of the subjects being too close to the bottom of the frame, especially in the first two..
Well done, though..
Do you know how to change amongst the different focus sensors? that might help you get the entire animal in the frame (vs. losing some of their feet)..
I might be inclined to punch these up a bit (saturation, contrast). Many photos can be enhanced (depending on your taste of course) in Photoshop..
You could experiment with different crops. sometimes cropping in very tight on, say, the face can be interesting (vs. showing lots of the meadow unless the intent is to show the animal in it's natural setting)...
I agree with the crop comment. I would have gone with a narrower depth of field too. When you shoot, try varying the f-stop and the look at the different DOF to see the impact...
Thank you all very much for your suggestions. I should add that the Bighorn Sheep was standing just below the shoulder of a road in the ditch and therefore I could not get all of him in the view..
I will play around with cropping his face, and other comments, etc. as recommended..
I have been looking at the forums on this site for a while now and I must commend all of the contributors for their advice and comments.It is an extremely helpful site for new photographers!Thanks again,Blair..
Another thing I find helpful is look at what other photographers do. For example, here is something I found to give you other ideas....
Here is one more for your thoughts and comments:.
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I like the composition of this one better..
BTW do you shoot RAW and post process? The 40D is a good camera; you have the right tool!..