Poros is located 25 kilometres south of Lefkada Town, on the verdant slopes of a hill descending into the blue sea stands the village of Poros which was built amphitheatrically and has a population of about 300 inhabitants. The village has some beautiful two-storey houses with tile roofs and is surrounded by narrow alleys.
Tourists usually go to Poros on the way to Mikros Gialos beach which is the charming coast of the picturesque homonymous south settlement of the island. The scenery is the perfect combination of white, azure and green since the coast is nestled within lush vegetation and is full of white small pebbles. The beach is ideal for total relaxation and unique contact with nature.
These sheep were just lazily grazing when I was on my way to the beach. I tried to take several photos of the landscape but somehow this almost accidental shot I liked the best.
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leo61 (0) 2013-03-02 8:33
Great depth here and a good composition with these sheep in the foreground.I like your eye/ camera contact with the big one a bit out of the center.
Romano46 (4846) 2013-03-02 8:43
complimenti! Questa è bellissima.
Con un simile primo piano qualunque cosa andrebbe bene come sfondo, ma se questo invece è costituito dal mare e dalle splendide insenature delle isole greche allora puoi stare certa che ne esce una foto eccellente.
In questa hai curato molto bene la nitidezza e il contrasto e con l'aiuto del cielo tempestoso hai sfruttato a meraviglia una luce morbida e molto gradevole.
Sei stata veramente brava a cogliere questa bella scena. Complimenti
Ciao e buon fine settimana
mesutilgim (67940) 2013-03-02 8:47
What a nice capture from Poros !
Very good pov with those beautiful sheep in foreground and the amazing landscape of Ionian islands at back!
The foremost sheep seems to have posed for you !
TFS and have a nice weekend
saxo042 (31794) 2013-03-02 9:04
A very attractive picture! The group of sheep in the foreground are perfectly sharp and captured against a marvellous background. The sheep provide life and interest too.
tedesse (22116) 2013-03-02 9:18
Ladnie zapozowala ta owca:)
Doskonaly POV i DOF, ladny krajobraz pokazany w pieknych kolorach.
bartekp (4200) 2013-03-02 9:29
Very good potrait and composition.
Have a nice weekend
mjw364 (3662) 2013-03-02 9:32
What a charming shot! The sheep is posing for you and making eye contact like all good models! Ha. The sky tells me that it is not always sun shine in Greece! Great composition with thos emountains adding layers of depth.
spigola (333) 2013-03-02 9:40
Smartly chosen subject with the sheep in the foreground and the islands landscape in the background - it gives the image a great sense of depth.
A very original image of Lefkada indeed!
Have a great weekend,
timecapturer (30300) 2013-03-02 9:50
love this! You have captured this so beautifully. Set against the wonderful scenery of the Greek islands and so supremely sharp and full of character. It is original, full of detail and a real quality shot. First class photography.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
Adding you to my group of inspiring image makers.
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-03-02 10:44
Even without the sheep this shot would be a splendid panorama picture of sea, islands, peninsulas and sea inlets. The view behind the animals looks really wonderful with the magnificent nature in that part of Greece.
Now, the sheep are more than an added value on this picture. They became actualy the main theme. And a great subject! The sheep I find the most beautiful is the one where the wool hasn't been shaved yet and that is willingly posing for your camera.
Best regards, Paul
Silvio1953 (98093) 2013-03-02 11:13
Ciao Kamila, lovely composition with nice sheep on beautiful landscape, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
lousat (57610) 2013-03-02 11:27
Hi Kamila,this pic is really beautiful,great choice of point of view to take so well the ships and the spectacular background too,grerat exposure,details and colors,very well done!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mkamionka (24505) 2013-03-02 11:46
super piekne zdjecie. Owieczki pieknie ustawione jedna patrzy Ci prosto w oczy. Te mlode takie slodkie! No i jeszcze wazniejsze wspaniale tlo: przepiekny krajobraz z dramatycznym niebem. Doskonala praca.
Pozwole sobie znowu podzielic sie owieczkami z mojej kolekcji nie az takie piekne jak twoje ale mi sie przypomnialy: ZOBACZ TUTAJ.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-03-02 12:41
a simply lovely and adorable picture!
I love being around them, spend time with them,watch them!a marvelous natural picture totally Greek!!!
Janusz1974 (2271) 2013-03-02 12:52
Wspoanialy pierwszy plan z wpatrzona w Twoj obiekt owca oraz drugi z pieknym krajobrazem Greckich wysp .
Kadr i kolorystyka perfekcyjna.
bukitgolfb301 (30063) 2013-03-02 14:07
Hi dear Kamila
Sorry for no recation for a week.
Lovely image for many sheep, the best color touch and greatly considered composition in goodlight.
Thanks alot and have a beautiful Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
willperrett (2955) 2013-03-02 14:47
The sheep giving you the once over really makes this picture; I also like the overcast light and the clouds over the far hills. It doesn't appear to be the sort of day for the beach...
daddo (18517) 2013-03-02 14:58
Hi Kamila. A timeless impression of this ancient land. One could almost imagine a shepherd playing on his flute as Zeus looks down upon the world. regards. Klaudio.
ricardomattos (3175) 2013-03-02 15:37
Lovely shot.Full of tenderness. These sheep were great and beautifully set on scene.Very interesting this one looking to you and now to us. Made the shot yet more atractive.A beauty of BG with the sea and mountains.
worldcitizen (4850) 2013-03-02 17:12
I like this combination of animals and landscape. All of the smaller sheep are busy grazing, but the larger one is watching you. Maybe it is the leader of the group! He seems to be making sure that you are o.k., and not a danger to his friends. :-) I like the hills and water in the background, too.
Sonata11 (28289) 2013-03-02 19:25
cudowne zdjecie tych zwirzakow na tle przepieknego widoku. Cudowna atmosfera przenikajaca spokojem i wspaniala cisza. Sliczna kolorystyka, doskonala ostrosc i swiatlo. Pieke zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba .
SUPER!!! Moje serdeczne gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli,
SnapRJW (18712) 2013-03-02 21:08
Hello Kamila - A most excellent shot with fine detail and light across the sheep in the FG. I love the way they are projected against a softly detailed landscape beyond. You have achieved very good depth and context here. Lovely work. Warm regards Rosemary
macjake (39227) 2013-03-02 21:46
now this is a funny one! :)
these sheep photo's are always best when one or two of the sheep are looking directly into the camera lens, just as this little guy is doing.
he has NO idea what's going on :)
cute and very enjoyable scene
Nicou (97637) 2013-03-02 23:10
Très très belle vue de ce moutons superbe captage et image avec leur belle laine et la colline en fond qui fait comme une coupole grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
emka (58110) 2013-03-02 23:39
Ach, jakie slodkie zdjęcie! jestem przekonana, ze inne zdjecia tez sa piekne, ale te owieczki sa po prostu przeurocze. I jedna jest Toba bardzo zainteresowana, nawet przestała skubąc trawkę.
jjcordier (62280) 2013-03-02 23:56
Une très bonne photo avec un bon chois de sujet, une belle maitrise de la lumière et de la profondeur de champ. Très réussi!
SWEETFREEDOM (18411) 2013-03-03 0:31
nice sheeps grazing in fg and interesting background landscape.
Noel_Byrne (7329) 2013-03-03 2:10
That is a stunning landscape, especially from your high up point of view. Really nicely done othe portrait of the sheep too. I find they are great animals to take shots of, but find it difficult to do so as they usually run if I even look like I am heading in their direction. I love the gaze the guy in the middle has towards you too, he is very expressive.
All the best
chawax (14882) 2013-03-03 2:35
I thought this was Ireland ! Really the kind of scene you could see there, the sheeps, the sea, the mountains ... and the cloudy weather ! Well done !
holmertz (26906) 2013-03-03 7:39
Another enchanting and timeless composition. The background scenery is breathtaking, although the weather doesn't seem so inviting, But it's no doubt the combination of sheep, land and sea that makes this such a very attractive photo.
ktanska (21509) 2013-03-04 11:54
This is just lovely. Dark cloudy sky makes good background with white sheep. It seem to be raining on the right. Sheep seem to be always curious so one poses nicely for you.
abmdsudi (26215) 2013-03-04 22:23
Very peaceful rural scene, perfectly framed in lovely green peaceful setting with the furs standout so superbly making these animal very prominent and so photogenic. So much details rendered, extremely well shot, Delightful, TFS
chrislo (2173) 2013-03-05 13:04
This is a very pleasant subject which makes a great, idyllic image of the Greek countryside. Sheep are always rewarding as a natural foreground. Here, the one staring at you is lovely. Good depth, strong colours, nice quality. You were lucky to find those sheep against such a perfect backdrop. You've captured outstanding detail with this beautiful soft lighting. The colours and the composition make this a most relaxing and pleasing picture. The fact that you have managed to approach so close to these animals without disturbing them also adds to the tranquillity. A really beautiful record of country life. I like it.
fabbs99 (5407) 2013-03-05 17:24
This is really amazing with the sheep grazing with this exotic background.Excellent composition with some lovely colors coupled with nice light management and presentation.Very well done.TFS.
Kielia (20411) 2013-03-07 8:09
You have found a fantastic POV on this wonderful landscape! But then you took a great advantage of this funny scene where these fascinating creatures were looking curiously at you. Excellent photo work, my compliments!
kim_gwan (268) 2013-03-08 18:36
This sheep seems like the oldest among those.
Very nice close up shot.
The rest are grazing happily thinking the old one can protect them ha ha
Cricri (86391) 2013-03-09 5:29
Difficile de ne pas aimé cette image, il semble que l'un monte la garde :-)sublime paysage, couleurs, très belle réalisation
dta (51378) 2013-03-09 6:45
Hello Kamila ,
I love pictures of ship . And this one is superb . Not so easy to take a close view like this . Their position is perfect , against a splendid dark BG .
ourania (12343) 2013-03-13 11:35
this picture is beautiful and captivating. I love the way you have combined themes and colours, the distant landscape has marvellous depth, colours and atmosphere, it's so moody and suggestive. The soft light, gentle colours and lovely sheep in the foreground are attractive and delightful. The vividness and naturalness of the scene are superb. The subtle sense of movement conveyed by the grazing sheep and the fixed posture and gaze of the big one have been captured in an excellent way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
fritzi007 (7578) 2013-03-13 12:52
really a photo with great quality, very good colors and interesting information, congratulations!
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (3207)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-26
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lefkada [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-02 8:24