Hi Ariane - sorry for delay in replying. Many thanks for dropping by & for your comments. You ask about my cameras - I use Canon DSLRs & this was an old EOS 350D, which served me very well but had to be traded in eventually.
Yes, I was lucky with the light & dof on this one - I was taking shots of a group of pines on the edge of Galloway Forest at the time & had the camera on auto settings. Anyway, I heard a rustling behind me, turned round & there was this group of lovely woolly ladies standing absolutely stock-still & staring at me. So I had no option but to to press the button, since they'd taken the trouble to pose so nicely... Within less than a minute they'd scattered