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A lucky catch early one morning a couple of weeks ago during a hailstorm.

One of our two alpacas ,Wal just dropped and deceided to sit it out.They usually run for the cover of the trees or shed.They are both sporting two year old coats and will be shorn early this summer so they are having a reasonably comfortable winter ,
which is a unusually cold and wet one this year.

hope some enjoy


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  • PixelLab
    PixelLabover 5 years ago

    I love the plump body, his/her thick coat, the look on the face and the snow falling looks so ethereal, almost like little fairy lights, just lovely :)

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 5 years ago

    Stunning, snow like beauty!

  • Ralph  Meznar
    Ralph Meznarover 5 years ago

    Thanks for the comments ,the hails stones do look like it’s snowing..not that i have ever seen snow down this way as cold as it does get at times :)


  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 5 years ago

    this is such a wonderful capture,,, he looks like he is relishing every second of the coolness,, and with 2 years worth of wool,,,its no wonder!!!!

  • James Deypalan
    James Deypalanover 5 years ago

    Its not just luck Ralph, your composition is great that makes your image work. Congratulations for being featured too!

  • Judy Will
    Judy Willover 5 years ago

    Great capture… also thought it was snow! I must try the hailstones next time.

  • Ralph  Meznar
    Ralph Meznarover 5 years ago

    Thank you all,it is good to be able to capture something that doesn’t take planning or setting up ,even better having others enjoy it as well .

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago
    wow,great capture! congradulations on your feature
  • Aleksander
    Aleksanderover 5 years ago

    impressive capture indeed Ralph!

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanabout 5 years ago

    A beautiful shot, wonderful composition and amazing hailstones!!

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