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28 Oct 2005 Rafma



On a bicycle road in Helshoven (Belgium) the way was blocked by a border collie and sheep.
I quickly took my slow Canon G3 and in no time I framed and shot this image.
Half a second later the scene was gone.. forever..! My absolute favourite.

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Roland17-Sep-2014 16:11
This really puts a smile on the face of the viewer. Great shot! V
Karen Moen04-Jul-2014 19:02
The power of one! Great capture. Voted.
Pawel Kazmierczyk18-May-2014 05:38
what an amazing capture :)
Lieve Snellings25-Mar-2014 15:13
Een FANTASTISCH beeld Raf ! BV+++
mario .n07-Mar-2014 22:14
Une très belle image très douce !
Carol E Sandgren03-Mar-2014 18:50
Guess that dog counted one too many sheep! He looks fast asleep on the job. Love this!!
GeneWard25-Feb-2014 01:35
Johnnie Rogers ARPS 16-Jan-2014 16:22
Well taken shot, good lighting and great fun! ~v~
Richard Cobby07-Dec-2013 06:49
Your brilliant image here tells such a lovely story.
Great work and very well seen. V.
Darren Livingston30-Nov-2013 22:32
As others have said, this a timeless image. I think it would be nice as a Black & White image also. Very nice..
Tom LeRoy20-Sep-2013 17:30
A timeless shot, just love this! V
Ramiek15-Aug-2013 05:05
janescottcumming12-Aug-2013 23:15
Love, love, love this shot! What a moment. V
Buba Jafarli09-Jul-2013 18:29
This remains my favorite! What a scene!
Ton T.09-Apr-2013 17:46
Inderdaad een geweldige foto! V+
carlogalliani03-Mar-2013 20:40
great image !
lovediary26-Jan-2013 05:11
great moment. V
Fabienne30-Dec-2012 21:14
J'adore tous ces moutons n'osons pas braver l'autorité du chien. C'est excellent et amusant à regarder.
Buba Jafarli30-Oct-2012 15:15
The boss is respected in this company! V.
Bernard Bosmans23-Aug-2012 03:39
Yes those Border Collies know their job and so did you, fantastic capture! V.
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte04-May-2012 16:22
Raf dit is een perfecte foto.....

Marjan Schavemaker03-Mar-2012 18:02
Echt een geweldig shot! V
Andre Hilkens28-Oct-2011 17:07
Ik zie aan het aantal reacties dat deze niet onopgemerkt voorbij is gegaan. En terecht.
christl herremans22-Oct-2011 17:27
Dat is echt ne leuke!
Joel Dousset20-Oct-2011 12:19
Excellent; really! V
Light_Works15-Oct-2011 08:29
Great image! V.
Sheila10-Oct-2011 08:39
This shot is fabulous and deserves all the praise you have received for it.
Jean-Michel Peers21-Sep-2011 12:02
I already quoted that one, but I would like to congratulate you for such an instant captured so well.
PS: I have a Border Collie who has been trained on sheep. A super and dedicated companion.
Vickie BROWN15-Sep-2011 16:19
Great image that I had seen in movies only! Beautiful! voted
Arthur Lebacq15-Sep-2011 07:26
Prachtige en unieke opname....V.
Franz Bauer09-Mar-2011 22:44
A hit,it is like a white peaceful army against the lonely black power !
Dawn08-Feb-2011 16:26
Beautiful rare shot and beautiful gallery.
Coleen Perilloux Landry16-Dec-2010 22:03
Beautiful shot. The sheep really obey the collie and he/she does the job well. Vote
borisalex12-Dec-2010 06:13
I absolutely agree with the moment..if you miss, it´s gone forever!! Beautiful moment you got here in the great scene! V.
Pieter Bos11-Dec-2010 21:19
Geweldige plaat! ~V+
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)08-Dec-2010 20:29
oochappan23-Oct-2010 11:13
mooi om zien hoe de hond de hele kudde in bedwang houdt, prachtig moment !
Giorgio Iorio21-Oct-2010 11:29
A definite keeper, congratulations!~V~
BleuEvanescence03-Oct-2010 21:38
That is indeed an incredible shot.
I am glad i am not a sheep!
Ramiek25-Aug-2010 19:27
een geweldige foto!
Michel CORBOZ18-Aug-2010 12:33
That's respect !!! V
coaster15-Jul-2010 06:02
Fantastic shot!
christopheru09-Jul-2010 10:23
This is the reason to always carry a camera with you - you never know what you might find or see. Terrific photo. V
Knox10-May-2010 15:07
great shot!
Pat02-May-2010 11:28
Superbe image. V
Fred & Julie Bertram29-Mar-2010 22:53
Great Shot! V
Ashley Hockenberry19-Mar-2010 18:35
Vote !
anuschka22-Jan-2010 18:34
Och ja, dat was jij, van die gedenkwaardige foto!
pascal29-Dec-2009 09:47
Fantastique photo !
Alain Boussac09-Dec-2009 10:34
Impossible to pass ! Excellent image. BV.
Flo Hendry30-Oct-2009 22:00
Fabulous catch! Looks like the sheepdog is laying down on the job not doing his job but certainly sounds like a good working canine. Nicely composed with good DOF. Excellent image!!!
Marcela Mejia Photography20-Sep-2009 04:52
I can understand this is your favorite, is such a great capture. V
Ursula Armstrong16-Jun-2009 11:47
this is my favourite. I love how the sheep are looking away as if they could not be botherd although they are
Uschi (V)
rocky08-Jun-2009 20:12
Tremendous capture! =V=
Gilles MICHEL26-May-2009 05:15
Guest 13-May-2009 01:44
Amazing. Timing is everything.
Monique Laguë10-May-2009 17:28
Superb cette prise. Le chien garde les moutons.
John Lamb06-May-2009 23:43
Great picture by a top notch photographer using a good camera. Regards John
Steve Ainsworth30-Apr-2009 19:29
This is a hoot! Is he sleeping on the job or using a clever strategem for herding the sheep by playing on their curiosity for a prone dog?
Grzegorz Banaszak05-Apr-2009 22:55
right time and place :)
Per Y. Lidvall10-Mar-2009 17:11
Who is the Boss?
Love this photo, just fantastic.V
Susan Bowen06-Mar-2009 05:30
Love this. Wonderful shot!
zenmatt16-Feb-2009 14:09
An amazing image. zm
Edward Dullard Photography13-Feb-2009 11:25
Jean-Michel Peers07-Feb-2009 17:57
Great tribute to these sharp dogs. Wherever they are, their instinct commands over any situation. Great moment and situation reporting. V!
Pawel Kazmierczyk01-Feb-2009 19:42
geeez, what an amazing shot.... those old day g3 used to be very good (had one myself) :) big vote
anuschka15-Jan-2009 22:08
Ja, een fantastisch moment! V.
Antoine Vu12-Jan-2009 19:40
Awesome image! It reminds me of a famous picture of a student blocking a long line of tanks a few years ago in China. Antoine Vu
John Potter01-Jan-2009 17:30
My favourite too. Gotta keep the cameras at the ready. Great shot!! V
Pedro Libório07-Dec-2008 22:24
Jozef 02-Dec-2008 14:38
mooie momentopname,ben daar al dikwijls langsgekomen maar heb nog niet het geluk gehad dit tegen te komen
Eckhart Derschmidt30-Nov-2008 15:35
Yiannis Pavlis31-Aug-2008 17:29
Absolutely great shot.
Juan Rojas16-May-2008 22:35
I like very much this photo. Voted.
Sam_C09-May-2008 03:28
Awesome shot!! Truly classic, Big Vote!
abby_bell0818-Mar-2008 01:00
Love this shot! Guess those sheep know who the boss is! (V)
Diane Wu08-Feb-2008 02:54
Hahaha...very very cute! Good job! V.
Mcgm18-Jan-2008 18:08
Dit is nog altijd mijn favorite foto, prachtig gewoon~BV~
Patrick Bold17-Jan-2008 08:12
Perfect! Big vote
chrisse29-Dec-2007 22:46
Deze is anders ook niet mis ! Da's op het juiste moment op de juiste plaats zijn hé.
Michel Lammerse22-Dec-2007 21:34
Postcard worthy! Schitterend moment en schitterend gedaan! (V)
Claude Martin02-Dec-2007 21:28
Excellent scene... this dog has an easy job!
Guest 26-Oct-2007 18:29
Ha! This is a great scene.
Guest 25-Oct-2007 17:48
Something has changed.
The silence of the dog !
Aivar Mikko23-Oct-2007 17:56
Excellent catch!!! Reminds me a little bit situation in Ngorongoro between lion and zebras. V.
christl herremans13-Oct-2007 20:14
Prachtige moment opname.
Peterfree10-Oct-2007 18:01
Superfoto. 'n Foto die m.i. geschikt is voor een wedstrijd. Hij heeft zooooveel inhoud en sfeer! Chapeau!
Pierre Schneider01-Oct-2007 19:12
Excellent. Great chance you had to have your cam . -V-
Robyco28-Sep-2007 11:56
This is indeed a great shot !! (V)
If you want it it will not come, so you had the chance and took it !!!
Franz Bauer20-Aug-2007 21:26
All is said below,a really "Super-Schuss" !
Vivian Beks13-Aug-2007 17:05
Heerlijke foto!!! Mooi licht en een goede compositie waardoor het een zeer interessant beeld is. Erg mooi!!! V.
Guest 28-Jul-2007 14:54
Never quite seen a shot like this. Very good. Good indeed! - Fleurna
born2monk27-Jul-2007 21:42
maximzar16-Jul-2007 20:44
this picture saying more than hole story
Bill Robinson29-Jun-2007 01:58
Is that border colley foxing ? :o)
Andrey Wagner23-Jun-2007 03:16
Fantastic capture!!!
Guest 22-May-2007 10:20
AMAZING capture!!!!!!! :) really funny and well done.
they all look at him without understanding whats going on......
you can really see the confussion among the sheeps.

again - great capture i really enjoyed it!
Guest 12-May-2007 06:23
prachtig shot.. om trots op te zijn.
Mijn bordercollie speelt liever met ballen dan met schapen!
heel goed (en snel) vastgelegd.. dat zijn vaak de mooiste momenten he.. als ze 1 tel later al weer veranderd zijn!
Pawel Kazmierczyk01-May-2007 23:04
this is SO funny. If this is the sheperd's dog, I don't even want to think what the shepred is like :) V
Guest 23-Apr-2007 12:14
Very cool. v
Mary R. 28-Mar-2007 13:44
Anyone who has ever had sheepdogs will recognise this scene!
Petter Hamnes24-Mar-2007 20:56
This is a great capture! Reminds me of a group of people waiting for green light at an intersection.
Guest 18-Mar-2007 04:30
i can see why this is your favorite. definitely a once-in-a-lifetime sorta shot, and you captured it flawlessly. v
Guest 16-Mar-2007 19:30
right place at the right time. great shot
Paula Krugerud16-Mar-2007 06:21
Wonderful capture... love this shot! V
The gallery is simply beautifully done!
Hans-Peter Henriksen starman06-Mar-2007 21:30
ok. now we know who are in charge. v.
The Third Side06-Mar-2007 20:27
That's one TOUGH dog.
Jean-Claude Liehn04-Mar-2007 04:29
Vote !
Gonzalo GV21-Feb-2007 21:20
You got it ! right place in the right moment ! One of the best images in PBase. V
lautla17-Feb-2007 08:38
Great moment, very nice.
Rulon13-Feb-2007 11:38
!!! voted
olivier bruning11-Feb-2007 11:15
prachtige opname! zijn ze niet geweldig, die bordercollies? en schapen? ~V~
Nestor28-Jan-2007 01:20
This image explains who is running the show it certainly not the sheep . Great capture my friend. Vote
Guest 24-Jan-2007 20:02
Makes you smile - nice image
Jeroen Bosman17-Jan-2007 20:20
Very nice. You can feel the tension. V.
Tami Schmickle17-Jan-2007 00:17
This is a great scene!!
Guest 13-Jan-2007 18:12
great shoot, love this
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