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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 2 May 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I was overjoyed - couldn't recall when was the last time I came so close to such lovely animals and touched them...
The Larger Version:

Warrook Farm, Melbourne

This is a series of holiday snaps when I was recently on vacation in Melbourne, an amazing city of wonderful heritage, beautiful gardens and countryside...

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/110 second F/9.0 ISO 100 7 mm

I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

They are very nice animals indeed but they look petrified because of the wolflike dog paying them attention, great shot Hugo

2 May 2009 6:34am

k@ from Paris, France

Great in B&W, superb compo with the sheeps in that foreground and the wolf-like dog coming !!! Love it* great scene !

2 May 2009 6:37am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Thanks for including the larger link - a really fine image. Great detail and perfect light. And you need to get off that island a little more often!

2 May 2009 7:02am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très beau cadrage! Une excellente composition avec le chien de garde à l'arrière! J'aime beaucoup!

2 May 2009 9:34am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Great picture with superb detail and light Hugo! But the brilliance of this image is in the underlying terror it communicates! The gentle and 'meek' sheep helplessly waiting for the 'wolf' to strike...with a sad sense of fateful resignation...Brilliant!

2 May 2009 9:49am

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

Excellent contrast, exposure and wonderful texture. The wily sheepdog is a perfect inclusion in such a scene as this.

2 May 2009 9:56am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great image nice B&W conversion.

2 May 2009 11:39am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful composition, Hugo. I really like that four legged shepherd at work.

2 May 2009 2:58pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Wonderful image ! Dog in background is additional cool detail to this photo .

2 May 2009 3:25pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

My favourite! Roasted lamb with home roasted King Edward potatoes and all the trimmings (with mint sauce, of course) :-b

2 May 2009 8:05pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Sheep and Goats are my favourite animals :) Terrific capture Hugo, the texture really shows well.

2 May 2009 10:27pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


3 May 2009 12:33pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

looks like you were in amongst the bunch!! :) lovely!!

4 May 2009 5:39am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great composition, I like the close-up on the sheep

5 May 2009 7:15am

yien from montreal, Canada

Very funny! big sheeps afraid of small doggy :) the b/w works really well here.

12 May 2009 5:51pm

eda comey from klang, Malaysia

haiwan y banyk bulu...cantek2...

6 Feb 2010 10:06am

1/110 second
ISO 100
7 mm