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This picture has been taken during a bike trip, I saw the Shepherdess with sheep, a wonderful attraction for children and visitors.
These women gives very gladly information about the sheep, this is no commercial happen, alone for tourism and school visitors.
The Drongengoed, an oasis of greenery and calm, a discovery that is worth ...
It is with its 750ha Drongengoed the largest contiguous forest of area. It is located in the Meetjesland in the territory of Knesselare and Maldegem. Mixed woodland and heathland plants live together in harmony. The forest is well known for the many species of mushrooms that grow there and the presence of various birds.
Drongengoed; It gets its name from the Fathers of Drongen (= district of Ghent), which since the 13th century helped cultivate the area. These priests had Drongengoed Farm as them base. This beautiful farmhouse is located in the forest and is a tourist attraction. In the 18th century they started to reforest the moorland which resulted in the current Drongengoed.
Because there is so much to discover in the forest we organize, starting out from the Drongengoed Farm, a 15 or so hikes guided by an experienced nature guide,you the ropes in the fauna, flora, the origin of the forest.
A real discovery for young and old about 2 hours.
These walks can be combined with a delicious meal, hot soup or a piece of cake with coffee or a cold local beer, accompanied by a specialty Meetjesland in the Drongengoed farm our friend Kurt.
I hope you like it.
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jjcordier (79297) 2011-09-24 23:41
Une jolie rencontre que tu as très bien mise en image.
Graal (102928) 2011-09-24 23:41
very nice peaceful image and mood. Good captured scene. I like the WS also. Well note, photos I like.
Have a nice Sunday.
emka (98810) 2011-09-24 23:46
A herd of sheep is always a pleasure to see. Different sheep than ours or the ones I saw in Scotland. They look quite funny with a bit of orange colour.And what a nice shepherd, usually it is an old man, here we have attractive girl.
danyy (0) 2011-09-24 23:47
une photo sympathqiue, belle palette de verdure . J'aime l'attitude de cette dame qui a l'air de se demander ce qu'elle va faire avec son troupeau.
snunney (100062) 2011-09-25 0:22
She looks rather frustrated this shepherdess with her hands clasped to her head but maybe you caught her at the wrong moment:-) A well presented nature shot with pleasing natural colours and good sharpness.
lousat (92034) 2011-09-25 0:41
Salut John,travail de grande classe dans cette lumiere pas facile,excellent composition tres riche des elements,details et couleurs,jolie voir quelque chose de differente sur TE! Mes compliments et belle Dimanche,Luciano
papagolf21 (102390) 2011-09-25 0:46
Bonjour, mon cher ami John,
La bergère semble bien seule face à son troupeau de moutons.
J'aime beaucoup la répétition des têtes colorées toujours aussi avides de découvrir l'environnement.
Image très bucolique et fort bien réalisée.
bayno (18344) 2011-09-25 0:47
Hi John, when I saw your picture, I immediately came to mind the Picture and the Poetry of the shepherdess, very nice dynamic scene with beautiful colors and excellent sharpness, have a nice day, Valter
SteveH (6269) 2011-09-25 0:53
Hi John, This scene looks almost Australian, except for the variety of the sheep, with their brown heads. The shepherd provides a good focal point. cheers, Steve
mesutilgim (95380) 2011-09-25 1:00
Good morning dear John,
If she is the shepherd(ess), than I would be giving everything that I have, to be a sheep in her flock !!
Amazing capture, which makes the viewer smile and than laugh and laugh !
Not only the photographic values, but simply everything here is absolutely perfect !
TFS and have a nice Sunday
Best regards from rainy Istanbul
dkmurphys (59213) 2011-09-25 1:17
Lovely rural scene. The woman looks kind of funny between the sheeps, looks like she doesn't belong there. Nice shot, have a beautiful Sunday.
dale54 (8056) 2011-09-25 1:35
john hi!very interesting pic you post,i never heard of a shepherdess before! i learned something today!!your pic is very clear,i like all the green trees about too!have a great day! dr
pajaran (61190) 2011-09-25 1:52
Nekada je Srbijom bilo mnogo stada ovaca koje su pasle lepim zelenim poljima ...
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar trenutak snimka pastirice sa ovcama u lepoj prirodi, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Srbija je bila veliki izvoznik jagnjica, ostala su samo secanja.
Prijatan dan i dobar odmor.
Goede dag meneer.
Servië was ooit een veel koppels schapen die de prachtige groene velden grazen ...
Zeer interessant en een goede tekst ...
Een goed moment-opname van de herderin van schapen in de prachtige natuur, mooie foto's.
Ernst Good shot, mooi contrast en de kleur weer te geven, mijn felicitaties aan het goede werk.
Servië is een belangrijke exporteur van lammeren, alleen herinneringen bleven.
Een mooie dag verder en een goede rust.
All the best.
Serbia was once a lot of flocks of sheep that graze the beautiful green fields ...
Very interesting and good text ...
A good time recording the shepherdess of sheep in the beautiful nature, beautiful photos.
Severity Good shot, nice contrast and color display, my congratulations on the good work.
Serbia is a major exporter of lambs, only memories remained.
Have a nice day and good rest.
All the best.
ikeharel (72175) 2011-09-25 2:29
Lovely those sheeps in a wonderful scenery, with a green surroundings and plenty of grass, john.
Good light management, noticeable shadowed area ( there is a shiney spot on far back), and great clearity on the animals - though not easy to take as they move all the time.
Enjoy your sunday.
ChrisJ (114657) 2011-09-25 2:54
A lovely rural scene of the mob of sheep. Good sharpness, color & repetition of the ruminants. The woman at right seems almost exasperated, with an omg expression? But never mind, she nicely breaks the pattern & adds a welcome human element. Tfs!
DjoleEric (0) 2011-09-25 3:05
Excellent article that accompanies the image.
Very interesting work that is perfect.
Contrast, sharpness, color and angle of image quality and are very good.
The frame composition and composition are perfect.
Very nice work.
Have a nice day.
agjika (3177) 2011-09-25 3:18
I come from a sheep and sheepherds country but I have never seen a view like this one. Not only the shepherness is pretty but so are the sheep.
Nice compostion and sharpness.
JFS (32459) 2011-09-25 3:36
Lovely and peaceful moment excellently captured by you. superb presentation, I like the effect of all the heads of the sheeps and the nature tunel on the left. Very pleasant picture.
Thanks and regards,
sacimar (26269) 2011-09-25 4:13
interesting moment you captured here, I like the composition with the woman and the animals, I like how you framed the girl with the branches, well seen,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-09-25 4:49
a great capture this and so intriguing. I love all the faces of the sheep which seem to be imitating the expression of the shepherdess. Wonderful imagery!
Have a great Sunday - regards Brian.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-09-25 5:30
Great capture, really like this composition, especially the woman and all the sheep watching you
pierrefonds (66889) 2011-09-25 5:39
The distance between the sheeps and the trees is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the sheeps. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
paninho (2931) 2011-09-25 6:07
Le troupeau semble avoir compris l'intérêt que tu lui portait, je crois bien qu'elles surveillaient le moindre de tes mouvements!
La composition et le respect de la lumière ambiante donnent beaucoup de charme à ta photo! J'aime beaucoup cette lumière au fond de l'allée!
Félicitations pour ton nouveau site! J'ai jetais un petit coup d'oeil...pas mal, félicitations!! Je vais mettre un lien vers ton site sur nouveau blog: "Mes coups de coeur", accessible sur ma ficge de présentation.
clic (17129) 2011-09-25 8:02
Many thanks for your kind words John.
I see a bucolic treasure featuring all those environment-friendly lawn mowers down to work under the direction of shepperdess, wich location in frame is the perfect pendant of the romantic path at left!
bema (26425) 2011-09-25 8:11
sometimes it must be wonderful to be a sheep, in such an accompany.. lol..
very fine shot, with everything at the right place.. perfect in sharpness and depth..
have a great nw wee, see you sonn, cheers Bernd
Nicou (143130) 2011-09-25 9:14
super compo et iamge mangigique ensemble avec ces moutons quelle vue dans ce par il mangent les fleurs génaile compo sujperb.e
Bravo et amitié
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-09-25 9:47
funny daily life piciture, i like the different kind of sheeps.
elkab (4951) 2011-09-25 9:59
Moody presented nature shot with sheeps and amazing shepardess. Fine composition and very delicious colors. Super sharpness of details.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-09-25 10:25
very specific image that lets you see all the heads of sheep in a geometric design, technical and quality is exceptional.
siamesa (28121) 2011-09-25 10:44
Boa tarde John
It's a lovely scene and a perfect capture of it.
Excellent register of a part of daily life there.
Kielia (24077) 2011-09-25 10:48
a fascinating scene that you have captured excellently. Your POV works very well and the composition is outstanding. As already mentioned, it is the excellent perspective that makes this scenery very attractive! My compliments!
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-09-25 11:59
Fine framing with relaxing atmosphere. A useful WS. Good idea. Lovely amnimals!
All the best!
bukitgolfb301 (42316) 2011-09-25 12:49
Hi bonjour my dear John
Sorry for my late reaction, as I was a little away for shoting another festival. This is another great shot. Perfect proportion and frame work as usual.
Great pastoral and peaceful tasteful atmosphere!
Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good start of a new week, Best regrads.
Takero from so cool Tokyo
rodgerg (55767) 2011-09-25 13:02
Goed avond best John,
A very charming shot, very bucolic too withe the young girl and the many sheep. I like the attitude of the child very well collected. Excellent framing too and good balalnce in the composition with the prospect open on the left.
vasilpro (41317) 2011-09-25 13:37
Wonderful composition, beautiful scene, lovely shepherdess, natural colors, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, excellent POV.
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
macjake (68476) 2011-09-25 14:22
We don't have too many sheep here in Canada :)
this is an interesting visual.
it makes the viewer wonder whats going on, and makes me want to read the note below.
Looks like you have a couple of sheep grabing your attention!
cool and different.
mkamionka (37217) 2011-09-25 14:37
the sheep are so cute. I like also the shepherdess who seems to have the haircut going well with the wool of the sheep. Plus she seems worried about them :)
Very charming natural capture,
Vasa (515) 2011-09-25 16:26
Hello John, est-ce vrai que les bergeres chez vous sont comme ca!!! Et les moutons - tout brille de beaute. Grand merci de ce partage et de cette realisation. Je te l'ecris en francais pour mieux m'exprimer. Amicalement
ravinmb (1303) 2011-09-25 22:44
This is good one.. I really like the sharpness you have in your pictures.. and your POV.. really nice to see this one.. the women in the right have added strength to this picture.... the heads of the sheeps look very nice.. very well done..
Have a wonderful day.
ashres (1055) 2011-09-26 3:02
Its a nice capture. Liked the position of female shepherd and her action on this photo. The exposure is great. Nice capture,
Ashish celebrating 1st year on TE
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-09-26 4:24
another great shot from you. Here with a nice daily life shot. Great composition with the girl with her ships. Like the fine depth and the sharpness of this image. Excellent work indeed. Tfs.
batalay (38933) 2011-09-26 5:07
The young shepherdess with here flock makes a timeless and bucolic scene. I'm glad you mentioned your Flemish Gallery, which I had a chance to visit, as I will again and again. I can imagine, along with this timeless beauty, there are the sounds, the baaing of the sheep.
Warm regards, John,
jemaflor (98029) 2011-09-26 9:40
Well framed, good sharpness and interesting and funny attitude for the lady with the position of the arms. Tfs.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-09-26 10:20
this scene with the sheeps and the shepherdess is very funny and very vital.
I like the graphical effect created by the repetition of the sheeps and the interesting integration of the flock in the landscape of the forest of this farm, with the way that adds a nice perspective.
The composition is very effective, the image has a great sharpness and the colors are very natural. It is a good work.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-09-26 10:56
Belo momento com este rebanho de ovelhas e esta pastora , sem duvida as crianças quando encontram ovelhas ficam todas contentes, bonitos tons de verde, parabéns !!
Um abraço Gonçalo
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-09-26 18:14
Very nice view, Very pleasant atmosphere, all well seen and very nicely captured. The Shepherdess with sheep creates a view of a life style that is full. I can see how an image like this can have an special appeal to children. But the image appeals very agreeably to me as well. In the green foliage, peaceful atmosphere is well collected. I love the image so far apart from the one that I have at the moment. How nice it is to meet a very nice image like this , Thank you John.
With my very best wishes,
Have a very pleasant week ahead,
agulberk (3794) 2011-09-26 19:39
Hi Dear John
Very nice landscape with interesting and lovely shepherdess with sheep in natural atmosphere. Very beautiful and sweetly shooting with excellent color,sharpness,light management and framework.
Selam ve sevgilerimle
Alco (7439) 2011-09-26 21:10
A very nice framing on the sheeps.These animals look docile and I wonder what is wrong with that shepherdess.Beautiful surroundings in the background.Very nice colors and great sharpness.Very well done.
anokutan (15097) 2011-09-27 2:41
Lovely rural scene. The woman looks kind of funny between the sheeps, looks like she doesn't belong there.
Fis2 (98577) 2011-09-27 4:16
Good frame and super colors.
Girl add savor of photo.
Greetings from Poland My Friend
abmdsudi (54565) 2011-09-27 8:57
Great shot with great composition, a beautiful image depicting typical
farmlife and looks really busy day, sheeps rush hour ! That is a super
view, the sheep are the highlights of course but the shepherdess is
another attractive subject too. Good exposure, colors, sharpness and
so much detail retained in the animals. Great shot, well done, Congrats
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2011-09-27 9:01
A soft peaceful morning with a wonderful view. I like the scene and the beautiful composition.
limielski (0) 2011-09-27 11:56
Incredible wonderful shot1 AAmazing composition and atmosphere!
Warm regards, Leszek
baddori (20147) 2011-09-27 14:09
Un grande complimento per la bravura fotografica , come qualità tecnica, compositiva e unica in ogni espressione .
Un caro saluto dalla Sardegna terra di pastori , con abbigliamento di velluto ...
Urs (14082) 2011-09-27 17:14
That is a very idyllic shot, I like it, the sheep are lovely, especially the two in front with the colourful bands. Excellent shot of the life of a shepherd, oh sorry it is a women. She really must like this job, which is not so easy to do in our modern world. Good composition and execution. Well done.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-09-28 2:56
What a crisp and beautiful image of the sheep and the shepherdess. Great nature shot with superb colors and atmosphere.
pablominto (53746) 2011-09-28 3:01
This is a very charming scene, with the large flock of sheep in something that looks like a park!
I notice some of the sheep have black heads, so they are a bit unlike the ones I'm used to see here...
A fine presentation of this very special scene...!
TopGeo (38216) 2011-09-28 4:53
Hello John! Sometimes! they asked a shepherd how much sheeps it has? It answered I measure their legs and I divide via the four and I know how many they is sheeps! Joke! splendid picture and very good note! Best regards
bebbetto (40) 2011-09-28 7:08
I really like very much this picture.
The bunch of sheeps looks very nice. They have brown head, contrary to Italian sheeps that, apart some "blacks", are fully white.
The gender of the sheperd is another anomaly respect to ours.
Splendid composition, very agreable
TRB (14116) 2011-09-28 11:55
Super composition. Clarity, color and frame, very nice. Excellent exposure, very very nice
yeln (11516) 2011-09-28 22:44
kakor vedno je tudi na tej fotografiji videti profesionalnost fotografa. odlična ostrina, izbira motiva, ki je zelo zanimiv v tem času, ko je malo ljudi, ki se e ukvarjajo z ovcami. lepi kontrasti in tudi barve!! čestitam!!! tfs!
lep dan, vojko
Angshu (56758) 2011-09-28 23:43
A nice scene...with the sheep & the shepherdess. The paths create good lead-in leading our eyes into the picture. The light seems to have been dull, but well managed. Good work!
mauro61 (52857) 2011-09-29 0:11
scena tra i campi ben curata con le tante pecore a circondare la ragazza.
Buon uso della luce e immagine ben composta con gli alberi a chiudere visivamente la scena,
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-29 0:46
a charming photo with attractive composition, I like the beautiful environment and the atmosphere of the photo, superb impression, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-09-29 9:35
Being a shepherdress must be a stressful job...she looks like she is pulling her hair. LOL. My image of a shepherd is that of an old up in the hills. But this is a much better scene and nicely captured with good dof and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
dip (23888) 2011-09-30 3:49
rare to see a young shepherdess!
amazing shot with beautiful details,
very well captured and composed,
thanks for sharing,
danos (98487) 2011-09-30 16:01
nice the snapshot with the young and beautiful shepherd with her flock to be captured superb.I like this rural scenery with the colours and the light to are well captured.
fabianoleite (11695) 2011-10-02 15:00
Good demonstration of this very old human activity, all with great sharpness and perfect framing. Very good work, congratulations!
branley (3681) 2011-10-03 3:52
What a fine nature shot John. I love the herd of sheep massing around the beautiful shepherdess, mind you she looks a little bemused by their attention? lol.
marcan44 (6307) 2011-10-03 4:25
delicious pastoral image performed with the usual elegance and skill.
We have many sheep in Sardinia, and is to leave town to find sheep grazing.
Unfortunately we do not have the shepherds ..... blond and pretty girls ....
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (144378) 2011-10-03 6:52
Ciao John, beautiful composition with a lot of sheep and lovely sheperdess, splendid clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
xramm (1831) 2011-10-03 7:12
Good shot, great details and great composition of event you met.Regards.
ricardomattos (7097) 2011-10-03 8:19
É muito agradável ver estas ovelhas comendo tranquilamente e bem cuidadas.Excelente foto e composição.
carper (96) 2011-10-04 8:42
Die man heb ik eerder gezien,
mooie foto van de kudde, fraaie verdeling goed gemaakt john.
tober (8797) 2011-10-04 12:35
Hello John, it should be a very nice coincidence and surprise to come accross to such a lovely group of ships, while you were biking. Another unusual thing is that, we used to see old gentlemen as shepherds in such compositions. But in this particular case, you have replaced this "old shepherd" with a young lady who seems a bit confused. Congratulations, Tolga
Didi (60588) 2011-10-06 10:31
Bonjour mon cher John
J'apprécie cette scène bucolique avec cette charmante bergère sous une luminosité douce.
Je me suis permis un WS
serp2000 (44284) 2011-10-10 7:05
Amasing composition, I have not often seen the sheeps on your photos. An interesting and useful note and attractive shot. TFS!
COSTANTINO (65780) 2011-10-11 11:24
nice shot simple and delicate
good captured scenery,all the
details are very well composed
different sheep than ours
holmertz (53502) 2011-10-12 12:23
These sheep look very well cared for and seem quite disciplined, as they are probably very used to humans. It's a beautiful sight, especially in this fine environment. And as I always like to see some life in a picture I get my share this time, I can't even count them all.
alin-m (3716) 2011-10-14 5:21
I like very much this interesting capture!!!All those ships look so nice and funny.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-10-15 11:53
With such a shepherdess, I become a shepherd at once. Very beautiful capture of the herd of ewes. An image as I like them, who reminds me similar scenes on the Limestone plateau of Larzac. Realized well. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
ls7902 (7348) 2011-10-23 19:54
Hello John. Wonderful sight to come across while walking or cycling the trail. I like how the sheep keep together to make way for you. The shepherdess is fashionable & attractive too.
Longroute (19396) 2011-10-30 4:28
Well a very special shepherdess indeed, as one can know from your note. So smartly dressed and she looks quite beautiful! (:-) Sardinia is a region of sheep but I've never seen such a lovely shepherdess!
I know it's not easy to photograph sheep but here you succeeded very well. I'm impressed by the sharpness of the details in the sheep wool and as usual the composition is harmonious.
Have a nice Sunday,
jmdias (64962) 2011-10-30 11:42
after some weeks out for holidays I am back home and TE.
bautiful image, good view of the animals, the girl and the green landscape around. excellent light, framing and sharpness,
siolaw (38292) 2011-12-06 7:31
It is almost like in a fairy tale! It must be quite rare to find a real shepherdess nowadays! Here you have a beautiful one too!
Nice scene with all sheep around the girl!
wolf38 (31296) 2011-12-07 2:08
Hi John. Title, photo and text fit together perfectly. Sheep are of course always a special eye-catcher. And here the work is done even by a woman. Overall, a good shot. Worth seeing. Rgds, Wolfgang.
cornejo (42947) 2011-12-24 4:16
Hello John, a charming picture of this pretty shepherd with his beautiful cattle, and pretty good job well done, congratulations my friend. Good afternoon and happy weekend. Tfs.
Best wishes for Christmas.
aliabazari (16170) 2012-02-23 0:04
Hi John ...
An interesting image of a shepherd girl, and sheep. Good combination with great exposure.
ourania (46288) 2012-10-07 6:31
a lovely and interesting picture about this beautiful place, the modern shepherdess and her well taken care of herd. I like very much the depth and perspective that, together with great sharpness, lighting and rendering of natural colours, make the view very comfortable, pleasing and interesting. I also like the textures and the peaceful atmosphere. The path on the left side of the frame is very inviting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-13 12:10
Hello John, beautiful nature, lovely famous sheep and a model sheepherdess compose a very attractive and natural picture, greatly executed on the spot!
I would love to take this walk and at the end enjoy a traditional meal as noted!
It is great to see pictures like this!
drt100 (2095) 2013-06-24 14:34
I am reviewing all your posted photos ... this one I really like. Wonderful.
Please check out my website at http://www.chan-art.com and see some of my own art work done in brush and pen and charcoal.
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-08-14 13:31
yes of course I like this picture! There are several animals that I really like. Sheeps are also included. The green "frame" fits very well with the color of the sheeps. Rare to see a woman as a shepherd.
The best regards from Sweden
At the time of the Wild West in the prairie the cowboys sang sometimes songs in the night for the cattle herds, to soothe them. I do not know if this is really true, but it is told. It sounds nice in any case. ;-)
fritzi007 (10821) 2015-01-20 12:15
mit dem Fahrrad kann man mehr sehen und hat Zeit,
Problem ist man kann nur eine kleine Kamera mitnehmen, aber ich bin gerne unterwegs.
Dein Foto und Kommentar ist fantastisch!
Viele Grüße und einen schönen Tag
Miguel82 (27646) 2015-04-08 13:38
We rarely see a lady practicing that ancient profession John, even if it is a rustic work to watch the sheeps in the outdoors, she kept her feminity
here the animals are grazing in a clearing, they look healthy
excellent resolution, balanced hues
Matyas (0) 2015-11-22 0:57
Hello John! Amazing sheep, wonderful sheep. Superb smooth woman. Excellent scene. Marvellous scenery. Stunnig view. Perfect take. Regards!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (153716)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2011-09-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposition: f/4.5, 1/250 secondes
- Versions: version originale, Workshop
- Thème(s): Sheep of The World - Second Chapter [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-24 23:28