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01-MAR-2005 Robin Reid

March 1: Herding Sheep

Queenstown, NZ

Todayís PaD is dedicated to two English PaDers: John (near York) and Penny (near Oxford). I always admire their great shots of rural England, so I have to reply with this scene of a herd being brought down off the hill by Mossy a border collie.

We were at the Walter Peak Station near Queenstown after taking the nearly century old steamship the TSS Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu. The demonstration of dog handling and then sheep shearing at the high country farm was quite fascinating.

A special gull shot dedicated to the my great birder friends Herb and Pepe in San Diego can be found in the *** additional NZ gallery*** along with other sheep shots.

I might mention I only had my 70-300 mm lens with me, and I found it to be too much zoom for the tight quarters. Generally Iíve mostly enjoyed my wide angle lens on this trip.

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Guest 22-Jan-2006 23:47
They are coming right at me - help!! Wonderful shot.
Guest 26-Mar-2005 21:16
Robin -- missed this one!! Missed quite a few of late as it's kind of hectic on the farm of late :(( BTW we started lambing today (26th March) I guess for the next three weeks I'll see quite enough sheep LOL. Keep up the good work ~~ cheers John
Karen Leaf03-Mar-2005 04:27
This is a really funny funny shot Robin. I mean I'm cracking up.
Stu02-Mar-2005 00:02
Ah.. the New Zealand rush hour!
Guest 01-Mar-2005 14:19
Very nice shot - not too close, it captures the sense of crowding well.
Gail Davison01-Mar-2005 13:24
Great shot. Hope you didn't get trampled.
Guest 01-Mar-2005 12:48
Not a baaaaaad shot (sorry :) about that!)... love the dog in the top corner. He looks very intense, doesn't he?
Ian Clowes01-Mar-2005 10:12
That's a great shot.
laine8201-Mar-2005 09:59
Why do I keep thinking about the movie " Babe " ?? :>)
Antonis Sarantos01-Mar-2005 07:24
Awesome image. Voted!
Herb 01-Mar-2005 06:32
Great shot Robin.
Cliff01-Mar-2005 06:03
Well done Robin! Ewe don't have to feel sheepish about this excellent photo at all! Sounds like you are having scads of fun!
Guest 01-Mar-2005 05:49
This shot made me smile
Pepe Zyman01-Mar-2005 03:33
Robin: Get out of the way!
Dennis Steinauer01-Mar-2005 03:29
As a border collie owner, I like this shot -- actually, I like it in any event. I'm kind of suprised to see a border collie, since I though Kiwi's used Aussies (the dogs), just like the Aussies (the people) do.

I'd watch it with those sheep; they look about ready to stampede. I think you'd look funny with cloven hoof marks all over your body. In any event, you probably shouldn't get too friendly with those woolies; people will talk.
Guest 01-Mar-2005 03:25
Great shot, Robin! I love that herding dog lurking in the background. This photo is classic.
Elaine (etfitz)01-Mar-2005 03:13
Wonderful shot! It looks like they are going to run you down!
Coleen Perilloux Landry01-Mar-2005 03:03
Looks like a scene from "The Thorn Birds." Wonderful shot--what are you saying to them that they are looking at you like that.
snootydog01-Mar-2005 02:54
Actually, I think that one in the second row on the right side of the frame is flirting with you.
snootydog01-Mar-2005 02:53
Robin, I LOVE this! The only thing that could improve it would be if you and your zelig like face were in there amongst these other great looking guys (and gals).
Di01-Mar-2005 02:51
Great DOF here. Nice shot.
Gayle P. Clement01-Mar-2005 02:49
Great shot! I love the cluster of sheep here!