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A Sheep's Prayer

A Sheep's Prayer
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Copyright: Lurdes Melo (CallMeMaria) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1777 W: 155 N: 4808] (24842)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-14
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Pets
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-15 3:16
Viewed: 1303
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Oh God
I'm down on my knees
Begging you please
She's fencing the trees
How will I get to the leaves?
I refuse to eat weeds."

My two sheep are SO SMART. They manage to eat everything I try to protect from them. It's almost a mission impossible to keep my trees out of their reach. My orange trees are practically leafless; they managed to destroy the simple fencing I had around them. They're costin me a fortune in new fencing equipment. I think I'd be better off buying a mechanical lawn mower. But they're funny and fun to be with so I guess I'll just have to buy MORE fence and MORE poles, etc because it's worth the while to have their companionship when I'm out there in the field with them. They run to me, sniff my clothes and even try "tasting" them: anything BUT weeds!!

PHOTOFILTRE: I had to reduce the size of the photo from 800 width down to 600 for uploading-Auto contrast-Colors revived-slight cropping-Sharpened-Framed

Thank you for visiting.
It's raining today; a perfect holiday to just sit here and relax.
As I sit here at my computer I can hear gun shots coming from that hill :( ... I guess it's the hunters.

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Hello Lurdes,
A pleasant sheep portrait!
Rich summer colours, and the sheep seems to be happy so I guesss everything is all right after all...
A well composed image!
Pablo -

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-08-15 3:53]

Hej Lurdes
Once again you have done it a great Photo, a wonderfull COMP and POV, well done Lurdes, and TFS.

hi lurdes!
excellent photo, very sharp with great colors.

Great POV, Lurdes! Versatile flora of different greens under an azur sky. A picture postcard. Funny note! Thank you, also for making me smile! - Cheers, Cordelia :) :)

Excelent POV and timing... Think the sky is a too vivid Blue...
Regards Domos

And it,s even smiling for the shot :-).
Good sharpness, composition and details.
Well done

Hello Lurdes, Very beautiful sheep portrait.Excellent colour and details of this beautiful photo. Well done.TFS.

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-08-15 11:46]
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Hi Lurdes,
Well composed and funny shot. I hope the guys you hear are not out on "A Wild sheep chase". (By the way that is the title of a book by Haruki Murakami that I like a lot.

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2007-08-15 17:09]

Que bom ter dois carneirinhos de estimação! Deve ser bem distraído para você, Lurdes, apesar do trabalho que devem dar e os "estragos" nas plantas, devorando as folhagens. Mas tudo é válido, se eles lhe trazem alegria!
Mais uma linda composição! Parabéns!
Um abraço de Recife, Nivaldo

Hi Lurdes,

It looks so healthy . . seems sufficient food for him . . You did great composing it with a note explaining this picture . . Great presentation . .


:-)) follow

Morning Lurdes,
I don't like hearing gun shots - ah well...
A great point of view to capture one of your beloved lawn mowers - wonderful story too.
Thanks for sharing both,
Have a good day,

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-08-17 8:17]

Olá Lurdes,

You have captured a beautiful moment of rural life. Closer look at a lowered view point have added a charming attraction. Nice image and an interesting commentary note. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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