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Old Jun 22, 2008, 1:01 PM   #1
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Hello All, i'm not sure if this classes as a sport or not:?, I'm sure it'll get moved if not:-). I went to cover this event today & thought i'd share a few pics with you!.

The event has run all weekend & the discipline involvedfor the control of thedogs was astonishing. :shock:

For the uninitiated the idea is todrive a small flock of sheep round an obstacle course in alarge field (ie through gates etc) using the sheepdog & a shepherds whistle command, finally herding them into a 6 foot pen. points are deducted for break away sheep & missed obstacles etc. Kind regards Graham.


A close eye is kept on the flock





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The sheep are checked as they try to break away





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A couple of dogs in full flight!!





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#6

The one that nearly got away





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A foot (paw)race up the hill





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Finally driven home





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Sorry couldn't resist the AWWW! factor in this budding sheepdog:lol:




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Old Jun 22, 2008, 3:03 PM   #2
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Good shots but (and of course there is a but) personally I would like to see more depth of field in some of the shots. #1,6 &7 would be better if the sheep were sharper. #1 especially would be a great shot if both the dog and the sheep were sharp. And your right there is an awww factor in the last one.
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didnt think the weather was that good today??

anyway.........some great shots, for what i suppose is a hard subject to cover

and as you know.........id hate to have to cover that !!

but some real good action shots of the dog rounding up the sheep.....looks like a wolf chasing dinner in shot 2



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Hi K1par, thanks for the input, I did do some shots with more DOF but: 1,I was trying to put emphasis on the dogs & 2 these little b***ers moved so quick the slower shutter speed/ blurruined most of the shots. :-).

Hi Gary, The weather may look nice but there was one hell of a wind up there (65+ recorded by the organisation staff!! Took me 3 attempts to get out of the car LOL:shock:. These dogs are amazing, totally focused when told to work but just like a pet at home after, Ellie was stroking & playing with them out of the Arena!. Kind regards Graham.
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good shots
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