The image of Sheep dog trials as the pastime of crusty old men was shaken when a lady called Katy Cropper became the only woman winner of 'One man and his Dog' in 1990.
Last week end a number of ladies were entered at the Sheep dog trials at Week Farm, Brentor.
Here the final act of coralling the sheep is being attempted...
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serp2000 (33225) 2013-08-21 1:40
Wow! She reminds me a hoolkeeper. This is really desicive moment, the Colly adds more expression to this scene. Great timing shot! Funny capture, Leslie.
daddo (20645) 2013-08-21 1:53
Hi Leslie.An athletic lady that's for sure. It might be a decisive moment as suggested by Serghei, but the sheep look definitely indecisive, trying in their sheepish way to decide between the authority of the woman or the dog. I like the dog's prowling stance. Best regards. Klaudio.
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-08-21 2:13
interesting composition here. Love the moment you captured. Love the tonal quality and depth of it. Very well done. Tfs.
snunney (72796) 2013-08-21 2:47
This is a great action shot with a story to tell. I like the 'poses' set by the shepherdess and her dog, whilst the sheep seem quite nonchalant about the whole affair. Good colours and sharpness. Did the ladies come through again?
Royaldevon (21523) 2013-08-21 2:56
Yes, a very British thing!
For such an action shot, you have the whole scene very well composed with fine details of all the characters.
I remember a comic portrayal of this activity (not sure which programme) when the sheep dog was rounding up all the ladies who were out on a shopping spree!
Have a great day,
SnapRJW (23724) 2013-08-21 3:14
Another fine countryside shot Les. The dog is really well captured as she turns with speed and agility in order to corral the sheep while the woman uses her crook and body to stop them bolting. A well timed shot with finely captured detail. Warm regards Rosemary
PS. One of my friends had a sheep dog (Collie) which used to gather up the children when they were playing in the garden!
Sergiom (45567) 2013-08-21 5:16
Très impressionnant le saut de ce chien de berger tout à son travail. La composition est excellente et démontre bien le travail très dur de rassembler les bêtes dans l'enclos. Le temps gris apporte une belle touche.
macondo (18461) 2013-08-21 6:05
A wonderful action shot, this. I've done a bit of this with cows up on a friends' farm, wielding sticks to make my arms look longer and running this way and that; but without the help of a dog. You managed a good composition in the heat of the moment, with the dog balancing out the scene very nicely. The horizon and darkish clouds provide their own interest, but they don't look very summery! Overall, a terrific shot at an appropriately high shutter speed.
timecapturer (37200) 2013-08-21 6:23
a true action shot this! About time it was re-named "one person and his dog" me-thinks. It captures the whole atmosphere and intrigue of this wonderful event. Excellent shot and presentation.
Regards - Brian.
holmertz (31380) 2013-08-21 9:15
This is an exciting and interesting shot. It doesn't look easy and must certainly isn't, but maybe the dog is up to something any second now. I like the mild colours and the pleasantly green environment.
AROBN54 (11469) 2013-08-21 18:08
Women... they just won't stay in the kitchen..LOL Great action shot, well composed, good exposure under what looks like cloudy skies, sharp and well detailed... I especially like the watchful movement of the sheepdog. It puts me in mind of one of my all time favorite movies - "Babe". Very enjoyable. Many thanks and kind regards,
mkamionka (27115) 2013-08-23 6:50
very funny scene and everything seems British indeed: most of all the weather and the sheep.
Great capture full of atmosphere and action,
Have a great weekend,
CLODO (26482) 2013-09-10 4:51
well caught Leslie
this typical game, mainly with the attitide of the sherpherd and the help of the dog.
nikkitta (9023) 2013-10-13 18:46
A capture of full action, a very British one, taken at the right moment, poor woman she working and you taking photos
Great the inclusion of the helping dog
Also good natural colors
Enjoy watching this, thanks
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (9887)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-18
- Categories: Nature, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: NikonD300s, Nikkor 80-400mm VR
- Exposure: f/16, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-21 1:31