After a hilarious yet frustrating “photo shoot” (that would be in quotation marks since it yielded few usable photos and a whole lotta blur), I am left wondering how goat breeders take those baby shots . . . from the Camanna website, where we bought Selkie and Sarabi, a photo of Sarabi as a few-day-old baby:
I don’t know. Thumbtacks? Super sticky stuff on their wee hooves? Sedatives?
Here are some sorry attempts at daughter shots:
I think you get the gist.
I did no better chasing them around the yard trying to get a side shot, but here’s a gratuitous cute shot of Butternut Rue:
And one of BluPearl Cupcake:
They are at a very fun age. Butternut spends her whole day trying to jump on anything (the entire time I was attempting to photograph Cupcake she was jumping up on my back and eating my hair):
Although she’s quite cuddly, too. If you sit down where she can’t leap on your back, she’ll happily climb into your lap and snuggle in. Cupcake, maybe just because she’s a week younger, is a bit shyer or more reserved. She will happily sit in a lap when picked up, but she won’t ask for it. She’s gaining now, though, and doesn’t look so gaunt, so that’s a relief.
Sigh. Any reader with some pro trick to photographing goats, let me know, OK?