Freeze the action
Walk around Stowe in spring and before long you will hear the bleating of lambs. To avoid distressing the mothers, keep your distance and use a 70-200mm telephoto or longer lens. The shallow depth of field will also help the lambs to stand out from the background. Pick out a small group and spend some time observing their behaviour – look for signs of oncoming bounciness. To catch them jumping, you will need a shutter speed of 1/500sec or more. Set the camera to aperture priority and use a large aperture like f/2.8 or f/4. If necessary, raise the ISO to increase the shutter speed. Getting down to the same level as the lamb will give the impression of seeing the world from their point of view. A low viewpoint will also make jumping lambs appear higher, but don’t just concentrate on action shots; sooner or later they will tire and a pair of sleeping lambs also makes a cute photo.
Lambs can be unpredictable so pick out a small group and observe them for a while