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Leader of the Pack

This veteran sheep dog, a sagacious and dignified Great Pyrenees, leads his flock down Highway 395, outside the little town of Bridgeport, in California.

Alternate Pyranees Portrait:

Minolta DiMAGE 7i
1/90s f/4.5 at 49.1mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Debi12-Jul-2008 04:03
Oh my! Superb. Such resoluteness, and such trust.
Guest 02-Mar-2007 18:47
just awesome. voted.
Guest 10-Dec-2006 22:40
Great pictures, amazing galleries, good exposure, Great composition! Simple and Great!!! Stunning shot!!!
Thank you!

Andre (
Giuseppe Egidio24-Sep-2006 17:08
Tutti sanno fotografare un no con una simile inquadratura!
CIS17-Feb-2006 14:26
This stopped me in my tracks...what a memorable scene this will be for me.
Perfect treatment to make it even more special.
Bob Floyd12-Feb-2006 19:24
What a grand shot. Everything here is perfect from the perspective to the treatment. Very well done!
Leslie Cohelan05-Nov-2005 01:54
this is a great image from the angle to the composition and title...hard to beat one like this
AMMAR 29-Oct-2005 09:52
a very nice picture...i liked it... keep up the nice work....
Guest 29-Sep-2005 19:10
this is fantastic- great angle, wonderful sepia tones, what a proud dog! got my vote!
Yi Feng15-Sep-2005 00:05
So great catch!
Guest 13-Aug-2005 16:19
great picture... and the calm and collected look in his mature eyes.. some people call them animals ..I'd call them' Beautiful People'...more loving,caring and responsible than the human species at war! animals! I named a galary for them
Nice one Dave

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Guest 04-Aug-2005 13:49
What a great shot Dave, and I am talking from the dog and photography enthusiast point of view. It's so nice to see some dogs still being able to do what they were designed to do, to do what they love to do. The leader is superb, what a specimen, his body language suggest confidence, and the sheep follow because he gives them no choice.
As for the photo I really enjoy the poing of view, him being much closer to the lens gives the impression of great size, the image is well composed and by turning it to monotone you have managed the bright sky very well.
A favourite, gets my vote.
Guest 12-Jun-2005 23:30
Great composition & colors!
Well done

Guest 27-Apr-2005 02:54
wow !! very nice
Clyne20-Apr-2005 04:16
What a great pcture. The colour works well too.
Guest 24-Mar-2005 13:28
Amazing how the dog realy do look like a leather. You have captue hsi selfestime very well. He is so sure of himself, and in total control.
Guest 09-Feb-2005 06:31
lovely shot, my brother has the same dog and sheeps as well
n08-Feb-2005 21:28
From the perspective of the dog! Nice one.

ac08-Feb-2005 13:26
Great shot Dave. One of the best I ever saw.
Salman Ahmed02-Feb-2005 03:09
Awesome capture, and funny too!
type19-Jan-2005 10:46
This is just TOO good! Vote.
virginiacoastline17-Jan-2005 18:22
he DOES look sage . . . he's seen it all, done it all . . . .it's just another day . . . one day he can retire and the younger 'pups' can guide his charges . . but he'll be CAREfully watching so that NO one crews with HIS sheep =] . . .vote!
Guest 15-Jan-2005 15:52
Fantastic shot.
A great capture.
10 out of 10 from me.
Guest 14-Jan-2005 07:42
Wow....what an excellent image!!!! great job...
Sheila Smart12-Jan-2005 21:59
Hi Dave. Thanks for your kind comments on my gallery but you are no slouch behind the camera. This is a great shot. Would make a great stock library image.

Guest 12-Jan-2005 05:37
Absolutely brilliant! Hands down I hope you have a print of this
posted on your wall because this is exceptional stuff!
Carmen28-Dec-2004 01:01
Magnificent. The crop and tone of this is just right. What a great picture!
Guest 20-Dec-2004 14:23
It's always nice to see a working breed working. Great photo - the dog's expression of duty is nicely contrasted with the flock's expression of compliance. Really wonderful!
Guest 17-Dec-2004 20:00
A really great capture the same perspective as the dog has, interesting.
Anna Yu16-Dec-2004 04:24
What a beautiful dog. Great low perspective of view, makes the dog look bigger and gives a feeling of countless sheep.
Vinay12-Dec-2004 00:56
Great photo. I own a pyr also Amazing dogs.
Guest 06-Dec-2004 18:31
Beautiful , my brother have this dog to drive out the wolves, you have seen my brother's sheeps! great teatment
Jennifer Zhou09-Nov-2003 06:24
Wow!!! What a great capture!!!
Guest 05-Nov-2003 16:27
Very nice picture.It´s clear the authority and responsability of the dog. The crop or frame (I apologize for my English) is perfect.
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