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28 Oct 2005 Rafma



On a bicycle road in Helshoven (Belgium) the way was blocked by a border collie and sheep.
I quickly took my slow Canon G3 and in no time I framed and shot this image.
Half a second later the scene was gone.. forever..! My absolute favourite.

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Dave Petersen Photography31-Jul-2020 13:19
This is terrific. What a fantastic moment and captured perfectly. This is one of my all time favorites and has terrific story telling qualities. VVV+++
fotabug14-May-2020 20:08
Love it! Glad you took advantage of the situation!
laine19-Apr-2020 21:17
I can see why it's a favourite...a lovely moment in time. V
Neil Marcus14-Mar-2020 16:32
I can understand why it's a favorite. A most provident catch. "V"
Range View 12-Nov-2018 09:11
This is truly a magical capture and i can see why it is a favourite Raf.
Juliette05-Jul-2016 08:01
geestig ! V
Carol E Sandgren09-Apr-2016 17:36
Wonderful capture and just in time too! I love the quizzical look on the sheeps' faces.
Guest 20-Feb-2015 22:11
It looks like he has everything under control! Priceless! You are so right, every photo is just one moment in time, gone forever. So glad you froze this one moment for all to enjoy.
anuschka20-Nov-2014 15:45
Heerlijk om weer even terug te zijn bij deze one of a kind foto!
Roland17-Sep-2014 16:11
This really puts a smile on the face of the viewer. Great shot! V
Karen Moen04-Jul-2014 19:02
The power of one! Great capture. Voted.
Pawel Kazmierczyk18-May-2014 05:38
what an amazing capture :)
Lieve Snellings25-Mar-2014 15:13
Een FANTASTISCH beeld Raf ! BV+++
mario .n07-Mar-2014 22:14
Une très belle image très douce !
Carol E Sandgren03-Mar-2014 18:50
Guess that dog counted one too many sheep! He looks fast asleep on the job. Love this!!
GeneWard25-Feb-2014 01:35
Johnnie Rogers 16-Jan-2014 16:22
Well taken shot, good lighting and great fun! ~v~
Richard Cobby07-Dec-2013 06:49
Your brilliant image here tells such a lovely story.
Great work and very well seen. V.
Darren Livingston30-Nov-2013 22:32
As others have said, this a timeless image. I think it would be nice as a Black & White image also. Very nice..
Tom LeRoy20-Sep-2013 17:30
A timeless shot, just love this! V
Ramiek15-Aug-2013 05:05
janescottcumming12-Aug-2013 23:15
Love, love, love this shot! What a moment. V
Buba Jafarli09-Jul-2013 18:29
This remains my favorite! What a scene!
Ton T.09-Apr-2013 17:46
Inderdaad een geweldige foto! V+
carlogalliani03-Mar-2013 20:40
great image !
lovediary26-Jan-2013 05:11
great moment. V
Fabienne30-Dec-2012 21:14
J'adore tous ces moutons n'osons pas braver l'autorité du chien. C'est excellent et amusant à regarder.
Buba Jafarli30-Oct-2012 15:15
The boss is respected in this company! V.
Bernard Bosmans23-Aug-2012 03:39
Yes those Border Collies know their job and so did you, fantastic capture! V.
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte04-May-2012 16:22
Raf dit is een perfecte foto.....

Marjan Schavemaker03-Mar-2012 18:02
Echt een geweldig shot! V
Andre Hilkens28-Oct-2011 17:07
Ik zie aan het aantal reacties dat deze niet onopgemerkt voorbij is gegaan. En terecht.
christl_herremans22-Oct-2011 17:27
Dat is echt ne leuke!
Guest 20-Oct-2011 12:19
Excellent; really! V
Photo.Keely15-Oct-2011 08:29
Great image! V.
Sheila10-Oct-2011 08:39
This shot is fabulous and deserves all the praise you have received for it.
Jean-Michel Peers21-Sep-2011 12:02
I already quoted that one, but I would like to congratulate you for such an instant captured so well.
PS: I have a Border Collie who has been trained on sheep. A super and dedicated companion.
Vickie BROWN15-Sep-2011 16:19
Great image that I had seen in movies only! Beautiful! voted
Arthur Lebacq15-Sep-2011 07:26
Prachtige en unieke opname....V.
Franz Bauer09-Mar-2011 22:44
A hit,it is like a white peaceful army against the lonely black power !
Guest 08-Feb-2011 16:26
Beautiful rare shot and beautiful gallery.
Coleen Perilloux Landry16-Dec-2010 22:03
Beautiful shot. The sheep really obey the collie and he/she does the job well. Vote
borisalex12-Dec-2010 06:13
I absolutely agree with the moment..if you miss, it´s gone forever!! Beautiful moment you got here in the great scene! V.
Pieter Bos11-Dec-2010 21:19
Geweldige plaat! ~V+
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)08-Dec-2010 20:29
oochappan23-Oct-2010 11:13
mooi om zien hoe de hond de hele kudde in bedwang houdt, prachtig moment !
Giorgio Iorio21-Oct-2010 11:29
A definite keeper, congratulations!~V~
BleuEvanescence03-Oct-2010 21:38
That is indeed an incredible shot.
I am glad i am not a sheep!
Ramiek25-Aug-2010 19:27
een geweldige foto!
Michel CORBOZ18-Aug-2010 12:33
That's respect !!! V
coaster15-Jul-2010 06:02
Fantastic shot!
christopheru09-Jul-2010 10:23
This is the reason to always carry a camera with you - you never know what you might find or see. Terrific photo. V
Guest 10-May-2010 15:07
great shot!
Pat02-May-2010 11:28
Superbe image. V
Fred & Julie Bertram29-Mar-2010 22:53
Great Shot! V
Ashley Hockenberry19-Mar-2010 18:35
Vote !
anuschka22-Jan-2010 18:34
Och ja, dat was jij, van die gedenkwaardige foto!
pascal29-Dec-2009 09:47
Fantastique photo !
Alain Boussac09-Dec-2009 10:34
Impossible to pass ! Excellent image. BV.
cits_4_pets30-Oct-2009 22:00
Fabulous catch! Looks like the sheepdog is laying down on the job not doing his job but certainly sounds like a good working canine. Nicely composed with good DOF. Excellent image!!!
Marcela Mejia Photography20-Sep-2009 04:52
I can understand this is your favorite, is such a great capture. V
Ursula Armstrong16-Jun-2009 11:47
this is my favourite. I love how the sheep are looking away as if they could not be botherd although they are
Uschi (V)
rocky08-Jun-2009 20:12
Tremendous capture! =V=
Gilles MICHEL26-May-2009 05:15
Guest 13-May-2009 01:44
Amazing. Timing is everything.
monil10-May-2009 17:28
Superb cette prise. Le chien garde les moutons.
John Lamb06-May-2009 23:43
Great picture by a top notch photographer using a good camera. Regards John
Guest 30-Apr-2009 19:29
This is a hoot! Is he sleeping on the job or using a clever strategem for herding the sheep by playing on their curiosity for a prone dog?
Guest 05-Apr-2009 22:55
right time and place :)
Guest 10-Mar-2009 17:11
Who is the Boss?
Love this photo, just fantastic.V
Susan Bowen06-Mar-2009 05:30
Love this. Wonderful shot!
Guest 16-Feb-2009 14:09
An amazing image. zm
Guest 13-Feb-2009 11:25
Jean-Michel Peers07-Feb-2009 17:57
Great tribute to these sharp dogs. Wherever they are, their instinct commands over any situation. Great moment and situation reporting. V!
Pawel Kazmierczyk01-Feb-2009 19:42
geeez, what an amazing shot.... those old day g3 used to be very good (had one myself) :) big vote
anuschka15-Jan-2009 22:08
Ja, een fantastisch moment! V.
Antoine Vu12-Jan-2009 19:40
Awesome image! It reminds me of a famous picture of a student blocking a long line of tanks a few years ago in China. Antoine Vu
John Potter01-Jan-2009 17:30
My favourite too. Gotta keep the cameras at the ready. Great shot!! V
Pedro Libório07-Dec-2008 22:24
Jozef 02-Dec-2008 14:38
mooie momentopname,ben daar al dikwijls langsgekomen maar heb nog niet het geluk gehad dit tegen te komen
Eckhart Derschmidt30-Nov-2008 15:35
Yiannis Pavlis31-Aug-2008 17:29
Absolutely great shot.
Juan Rojas16-May-2008 22:35
I like very much this photo. Voted.
Sam_C09-May-2008 03:28
Awesome shot!! Truly classic, Big Vote!
Guest 18-Mar-2008 01:00
Love this shot! Guess those sheep know who the boss is! (V)
Diane Wu08-Feb-2008 02:54
Hahaha...very very cute! Good job! V.
Mcgm18-Jan-2008 18:08
Dit is nog altijd mijn favorite foto, prachtig gewoon~BV~
Patrick Bold17-Jan-2008 08:12
Perfect! Big vote
chrisse29-Dec-2007 22:46
Deze is anders ook niet mis ! Da's op het juiste moment op de juiste plaats zijn hé.
Guest 22-Dec-2007 21:34
Postcard worthy! Schitterend moment en schitterend gedaan! (V)
Claude Martin02-Dec-2007 21:28
Excellent scene... this dog has an easy job!
Guest 26-Oct-2007 18:29
Ha! This is a great scene.
Guest 25-Oct-2007 17:48
Something has changed.
The silence of the dog !
Aivar Mikko23-Oct-2007 17:56
Excellent catch!!! Reminds me a little bit situation in Ngorongoro between lion and zebras. V.
christl_herremans13-Oct-2007 20:14
Prachtige moment opname.
Peterfree10-Oct-2007 18:01
Superfoto. 'n Foto die m.i. geschikt is voor een wedstrijd. Hij heeft zooooveel inhoud en sfeer! Chapeau!
Pierre Schneider01-Oct-2007 19:12
Excellent. Great chance you had to have your cam . -V-
Robyco28-Sep-2007 11:56
This is indeed a great shot !! (V)
If you want it it will not come, so you had the chance and took it !!!
Franz Bauer20-Aug-2007 21:26
All is said below,a really "Super-Schuss" !
Vivian Beks13-Aug-2007 17:05
Heerlijke foto!!! Mooi licht en een goede compositie waardoor het een zeer interessant beeld is. Erg mooi!!! V.
Guest 28-Jul-2007 14:54
Never quite seen a shot like this. Very good. Good indeed! - Fleurna
Guest 27-Jul-2007 21:42
Maxim Popykin16-Jul-2007 20:44
this picture saying more than hole story
Bill Robinson29-Jun-2007 01:58
Is that border colley foxing ? :o)
Andrey Wagner23-Jun-2007 03:16
Fantastic capture!!!
Guest 22-May-2007 10:20
AMAZING capture!!!!!!! :) really funny and well done.
they all look at him without understanding whats going on......
you can really see the confussion among the sheeps.

again - great capture i really enjoyed it!
Guest 12-May-2007 06:23
prachtig shot.. om trots op te zijn.
Mijn bordercollie speelt liever met ballen dan met schapen!
heel goed (en snel) vastgelegd.. dat zijn vaak de mooiste momenten he.. als ze 1 tel later al weer veranderd zijn!
Pawel Kazmierczyk01-May-2007 23:04
this is SO funny. If this is the sheperd's dog, I don't even want to think what the shepred is like :) V
Guest 23-Apr-2007 12:14
Very cool. v
Mary R. 28-Mar-2007 13:44
Anyone who has ever had sheepdogs will recognise this scene!
Guest 24-Mar-2007 20:56
This is a great capture! Reminds me of a group of people waiting for green light at an intersection.
Guest 18-Mar-2007 04:30
i can see why this is your favorite. definitely a once-in-a-lifetime sorta shot, and you captured it flawlessly. v
Guest 16-Mar-2007 19:30
right place at the right time. great shot
Paula Krugerud16-Mar-2007 06:21
Wonderful capture... love this shot! V
The gallery is simply beautifully done!
H. P. Henriksen Starman06-Mar-2007 21:30
ok. now we know who are in charge. v.
The Third Side06-Mar-2007 20:27
That's one TOUGH dog.
Jean-Claude Liehn04-Mar-2007 04:29
Vote !
Gonzalo Garcia de Viedma21-Feb-2007 21:20
You got it ! right place in the right moment ! One of the best images in PBase. V
lautla17-Feb-2007 08:38
Great moment, very nice.
Rulon13-Feb-2007 11:38
!!! voted
olivier bruning11-Feb-2007 11:15
prachtige opname! zijn ze niet geweldig, die bordercollies? en schapen? ~V~
Nestor Derkach28-Jan-2007 01:20
This image explains who is running the show it certainly not the sheep . Great capture my friend. Vote
Guest 24-Jan-2007 20:02
Makes you smile - nice image
Jeroen Bosman17-Jan-2007 20:20
Very nice. You can feel the tension. V.
Guest 17-Jan-2007 00:17
This is a great scene!!
Guest 13-Jan-2007 18:12
great shoot, love this
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