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Counting Sheep A XIX

Counting Sheep A  XIX
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canonn 5D, CANON 55-200mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): natura, My favorite pictures, Impressive Shots, Sheep of The World, Light, More than 300 points to 400 - (photos), More than 400 points – photos, My best of 2006, Kasia's Favourites 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-31 7:31
Viewed: 22479
Favorites: 53 [view]
Points: 515
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi best TE friends,

Everyone know I like very much of animals, also of sheeps, again I was in Drongengoed forest very early in the morning, I saw this pastoral image and I took this picture with 55-200 lens.
The title in picture the Dutch name “Shaapjes tellen” language for Counting Sheep.

Counting sheeps,

Who reminds this fine moment of childhood when mother came to cover us while telling a last story about sheep in a beautiful green landscape and mother made us count .... one ... two ... three ..... we never reached hundred ... as the sweetness of dreams took us on in a very deep sleep.
With this photo I like to thank all the TE members for their help to improve.
It is cropped to pano with adjusted lights.
I hope you all look with a lot pleasure.

I used a monopod.

Have a nice day.

Shooting Date/Time
15/08/2006 8:25:29
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Av( Aperture Value )
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Center-weighted averaging
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55.0 - 200.0mm
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  • sleon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 724 W: 76 N: 2025] (9402)
  • [2006-08-31 7:34]

Hi John
I like sheep too! Here I like the freshness of the greens and the way the light has brought out the variety of foliage. A very restful image.
Regards, Susanna

What a special atmosphere provides by this picture! Well done! This light fog plays a good job.
The green in the field is quite saturated, but it's often the case when we took pictures of wet grass.

Hi John,
very nice shot, great atmosphere, nice cut beatifull colour balance.
Very well done.

great shot! nice greens, nice light.
well taken
i think there are 55 sheep

Hi John,
A lovely panorama. The vivid greens are especially pleasing with the sheep carefully placed between this color. Good sharpness and exposure. Best wishes.

Such beautiful green and a wonderful light.
Sheep in a line in your picture, this is peaceful, a very nice picture, John ! !

Bonjour mon ami John,
Superbe image pastorale avec un jeu de lumière parfaitement maîtrisé.
La beauté de l'image est tel que je vois bien un peintre installer son chevalet et commencer à esquisser le paysage et saisir cette merveilleuse lumière.
Bravo !

Hi John,

A good POV of the field, the sheeps and of the forest, the photo is sharp and clear. it has a good DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • imrek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1165 W: 62 N: 1264] (4)
  • [2006-08-31 8:07]

HI John,
splendid wide-angle view with great light and deep rich colours...it's very nice work, John!!!

hi john,
a mood of this photo is increadoble, its like a scene from robin the hood novel, or something,
a real masterpiece and a lessen to all of us how to manage the colours,
great work,
best wishes, j.

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2048 W: 149 N: 6385] (35010)
  • [2006-08-31 8:09]

Hello John,
De superbes dégradés de verts qui donne une ambiance particulière à cette prairie.
Un joli panorama.
Bonne après midi

Great colours producing a very unique atmosphere. It was certainly worth getting up so early. Great PP work also and this shot is one of your best ones I think!

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2006-08-31 8:12]

Dag John,
Ik vind de kleuren en het licht hier erg mooi Ook de pastorale sfeer spreekt mij zeer aan.
Zeer mooi.
Groeten, Gerrit

Wow, John, what a picture! One of the best I have seen from you recently. As Hans already said, you have captured truly wonderful light here, even if the grass seems slightly blurred. Nice arrangement of sheep on the division line of this realm of green. The title actually reminded me of one of my own pictures, with (almost) the same title:)


Hi John,

fanstatic photo, with great colours, and magnific colours. The grass is fanstatic. The light at center of the pic, going to dark to borders is very nice. Well done!

TFS. Sergio.

Beautiful rural scene, John - in my opinion one of your best photos recently. Lovely green hues in the pasture and in the trees, and a nice quiet mood provided by the flock of sheep peacefully grazing in the middle. Nice light all across the photo, too, well done. This should be beautiful as a large print, frame it and hang it on one of your walls ;)

Doeme John, dit is uwen beste, amai kan tellen.

Bonjour John,
Très jolie vue trè "nature". Les teintes vertes qui sont majoritaires sont vraiement très agréables.
Beau cliché !

A beautiful rustic shot, John. I think your post-processing of it has been masterfully done, I wish I had even an ounce of such skill. Very well done!

Hi John,

Very beautiful format, frame and light in this shot. The green tonalities you has reached seem like a canvas, and the central light, so diffused, seems a way opened to the sky we can't see. I like too the white spots of sheeps between the grass. It's an excellent shot. Congratulations, and thanks.

Dag John,

inderdaad zeer pastoraal. Mooi sfeerbeeld, lijkt wel weggelopen uit een periode die al lang achter ons ligt. Gelukkig bestaat het toch nog.



Hi John.
I like this pan view very much.
The haze gives the photograph a very mystical feel. The colors are vivid and bright--I like how the light falls on the animals. Very nice. Do you find it better to photograoph in RAW?

Hi John,
this shot looks like a painting which used to hang in my grandma's living room ... the wide view, the very beautiful wood and the sparkled sheep convey a magic athmosphere ... a masterpiece!

Deze moet ik even op me in laten werken John.
Ik kom hier nog wel op terug. Hij loopt in ieder geval als een trein. technisch uitstekend werk.
gr. jaap

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9293 W: 57 N: 15725] (58232)
  • [2006-08-31 14:15]

Goedenavond John,
Wat een prachtige foto! Het groen van de bomen ziet er geweldig uit en heeft een haast magisch sfeer over zich, mede dankzij de lichtval. Alle schaapjes staan er ook leuk op. Uitstekend werk!

Bonjour John,
Quelle magnifique lumière dans ce léger brouillard.
Le cadrage est très réussi.
Nice job.

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  • arth Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 316 W: 0 N: 162] (1454)
  • [2006-08-31 14:28]

Een zeer mooi sfeerbeeld John met prachtige kleurnuances en een knappe presentatie ,ik vindt dit wel geslaagd ,mooi gedaan

hi john
very nice mood and light, the different green hues make yuor photo like painting.

great one

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  • rico Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 11 N: 91] (514)
  • [2006-08-31 14:38]

WOW! What a precious scene! Very nice, very interesting color adjust and beautiful composition. Congratulations. I hope that my images get this good during TE participation... (lol)

Dit is als een stempel om de sterkte van je nieuwe camera te bevestigen, fijn tot in de kleiste details zonder de straling van licht en kleur te verliezen, op alle vlakken, licht, kleur, gloed en scherpte een nieuwe mijlpaal, ik wens dat je dit met plezier verder kunt exploreren John, een droom van schot of een shot van een droom, mooi.
groeten Henk

Hi John,
wonderful green tones, such a beautiful variety of this colour.
I like your composition. A nice and peaceful atmosphere of nature.
Nice lightning,

Hello John,
The light is irrealistic ! I like the way you created this atmosphere.

Hello John,
Wonderful light and colors in this shot,the green meadows are very nice,I like this peaceful atmosphere.Well done.

Hi John,
excellent and simple composition with the great dominion of the green tones, and its resistance with the sheeps, in a calm atmosphere and with a perfect illumination.
I do not have more words to comment this fantastic image. Ah! and a funny title.

Very beautiful scene John. The light is amazing and so is the quality of your exposure. The simple composition surely boosts the pastoral mood of the photo. I imagine how it would be if you could have listen Beethoven's 6th while taking the picture. Amazing. Btw, I've been browsing your gallery and it's breathtaking. I am sorry, but you're going to hear from me from now on. Thanks for this discover.

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  • gigi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 440 W: 1 N: 93] (2668)
  • [2006-08-31 17:17]

hi John
magnifique !!!!
toute ces nuances de vert et cette lumiere
rendent cette photo divine
jean louis

Hi John. That's some great clarity at 200mm. I also like the way you cropped it with the frame. The sheep provide some contrast in a sea of green.

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2006-08-31 23:49]

Well John I think that this might be one of your finest photos based on the mood that this photo evokes. A wonderful display of lighting. I love the way you captured this photo John. Wonderful results.

Hi John,
Excellent POV, the light is excellent, the vivd colours and perfect sharpness. An eye pleasing shot.
Well done
Best regards

Hi John
Lovely story as a childhood reminder.Lovely colors.I see you have acqiured many lenses.TFS

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  • MikiM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 339 W: 70 N: 392] (1924)
  • [2006-09-01 3:16]
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HI John,
You created some dreamworld of Nature. The pano crop and the special mystical lights are beautiful. It is Art!

Hello John,
This is a very fine image... for several reasons!
The tranquility of the scenery is well captured and conveyed, and the backlight strongly enhances my feeling of peace...
Well composed and presented in a pleasant way, lovely all over!
Pablo -

:-) BRB! OK-

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2006-09-01 3:40]

Dag John
The light in here is like a dream..soft & silky. the pano format works wonderfully here with the sheep amongst the sea of green. Your photographs provide me lessons of how to manage colours. Absolutely superb!

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  • tars Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 10 N: 138] (882)
  • [2006-09-01 3:46]
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Ongelooflijk mooi, John, scherp, kleurecht en vooral de belichting.... heb er geen woorden voor.

Prettig weekend

Dag John,
Hey hey hey this framing is quite unusual from you, it strongly reminds me of two photos recently posted by Cessy that had an overall very dark atmosphere also due to the black frame and a subject standing out from this in a really powerful way, your photo has similar qualities, the only difference being your choice of a wide angle framing instead of a closer scene framing as she did. The light falling through the trees on the sheep was there just right for you !
I wish you a nice week end, groeten,

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2006-09-01 5:13]


L'ambiance de cette image est très belle. On ressent un grand calme en la regardant. Le vert des arbres et très bien rendu. Cette couleur est très reposante.
Le crop horizontal et très beau.
Bien vu.



The vibrant green is just stunning and the light falling onto the scene amazing. This is a really beautiful shot. Very nice work.
Best wishes

Olá John, what a magnificent image presented here! The astonishing green colors, the beautiful light and atmosphere and even the black stripes, on the panoramic format, enhancing the feeling of a movie scene, like a voyage to our childhood, which is enhance by your title and note. A superb work that I love so much!
Thanks for sharing,
Friendly regards,

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  • ivo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 51] (376)
  • [2006-09-01 6:32]

Hallo beste vriend,

Wat laat u ons zien, dit is meer dan mooi hoe heeft u dit kunnen realiseren, een scene met schapen maar die belichting in het bos, hoe langer ik kijk hoe meer ik aan een aquarium denk, mooi gedaan hoe dan ook!


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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2006-09-01 7:40]

Dag John. Amaai, wat zien we hier? Dit heb ik van jou nog niet gezien dacht ik. Dit is anders dan anders, echt schitterend; ik weet niet goed wat te zeggen. chapeau!

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  • cjmm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 826 W: 64 N: 1219] (4479)
  • [2006-09-01 8:58]
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Hi John,

This is one of this photo that I prefer enjoying rather than describing or critiquing.

Anyway... the compostion is brilliant, and in terms of exposure (light and colors) this is one of the best shots I have seen on TE.

Kind regards and have a nice weekend, saludos!

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-01 9:25]

Hello John,
magnifique festival de verts, plus intenses les uns que les autres, des jeux de lumières qui ajoutent de la magie.
J'aime ce format un peu panoramique.
Bien à toi.

Even terug van weg geweest, even op TE en even naar je foto's gekeken. Je bent er niet op achteruit gegaan John, deze schaapjes zijn prachtig. Gefeliciteerd.

HI John
this is for sure a peaceful image..very plasant and colored..
i like it very much..
it 's a kind of "holy" picture..


Hi John,
Very nice light and colors !! Impressive composition too, looking simple but not so much...
I like it !

Dag, John. Een formaat dat u tamelijk zeldzaam gebruikt, maar dat hier zeer goed past bij de foto. Ook de zwarte omlijsting vind ik zeer gepast. De mooie groene kleuren doen de schapen zeer goed uitkomen. Diezelfde schapen zijn goed over de foto verspreid, die er echt als een schilderij uitziet. Mooie kleuren en licht.

Merhaba John,
A very nice view, well taken composition, the colours are marvelous, the contrast is nice. Very good job.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi John,
Looks like a scene at the beginning of a fantasy movie where a possibly a knight of the round table will suddenly come riding out of the bushes...sorry my imagination ran a way with me!Anyway in my opinion lots of mystery caused by the soft shades of colour and lovely light.You have the talent.
Regards, David

Bonsoir John,
Quelle merveilleuse lumire!. Incroyable. Ce rayon central donne un aspect un peu surnaturel, divin?. Le cadrage est très bien équilibré.
Vraiment superbe.

Hi Jhon,

I sincerely say to you that this image produces satisfaction to me when watching it, to make feel peace in the interior, the colors are alive and the light is magic, good shot and perfect work friend, TFS



great shot dear light and colors are marvelous well detailed shot thanks for sharing

Hi John
This is a magical scene. The colours are very vibrant, lending it an almost dreamlike quality, and it is also peaceful with the sheep quietly grazing. The composition is perfect, divided into thirds, and the broad black borders give it additional impact.

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  • bazal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2104 W: 106 N: 2261] (7900)
  • [2006-09-02 3:25]

Hi John.
What an athmosphere whitin this shot. Without the sheeps, we could think about a scene in the 'emerald forest' by John Boorman... The panoramic crop is perfectly adapted here.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14479 W: 1045 N: 29249] (138304)
  • [2006-09-02 3:38]

Hi John

A wonderful pastoral scene, with superb color & sharpness, & good repetition of the sheep. The wide angled panorama suits perfectly.

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2006-09-02 11:22]

Hi John,
The others have said about all one can say...The fine lighting, the pastoral feel, the artist's pallette of soft green hues. A superb capture, with the panorama format well chosen. Congratulations on this one, John.

Hi John
nice picture, I like the lighting and colors a lot in this, the sheep are very interesting too.
Good job

Hi John,
WOW!! Great shot! What an excellent composition! Like the atmosphere, colour, everything. It's superb work .
Well done!
With Greetings from India

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2006-09-02 13:39]

Hi John,
Fine light,great shades of green, nice pano framing...
A kind of dreamy landscape
Well done

Dag John,
Altijd maar mooier en mooier. Dit is echt een pracht met een fantastische verlichting.
Prettige zondag

Interesting rural image here. I like the format you choose and the dreaming effect the green of the grass gives to us.
Very well done!

Hi John,
Fantastic atmospheric shot.Warm colors for this lovely scene and great use of natures light.Indeed a first rate image.Congrats!


Hi John
wow, amazing lovely perfect shot, all of them tell everything

Hallo John,
Prachtig droomlandschap... nog een nimf en het verhaal is af... heel mooie kleuren, prachtige sfeer en kleuren... een zeer gelukte shoot van een aards paradijs ! Heaven has a place on earth ! Congratulations !

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2006-09-03 17:04]

Hello John,
fantastic shot of a pleasant atmosphere with fabulous light, great frame and amazing green tones. Great one!
Tfs and best wishes.

Goedenavond John,
U heeft hier prachtig licht gevonden! Wat worden de schaapjes mooi uitgelicht en wat zijn de kleuren en details subtiel weergegeven. Magistraal pastoraal werk van grote klasse, gefeliciteerd!
Groeten uit een nachtelijk en stormachtig Rotterdam bij 17 graden.

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  • tcht Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1198 W: 65 N: 1267] (7565)
  • [2006-09-04 5:58]

Hi John
wow! The color and the light, so soft and gentle - matching the wool of the sheep extremely well. Perfect pic. Probably the best 'green' shot I've seen on TE. Congratz.

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2006-09-04 6:45]

Hi John, amazing shot, with a fantastic light in the middle of the forest.
excellent colours, quality and perfect POV and composition.
thnaks, ciao

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  • t0mmm1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 4 N: 782] (5442)
  • [2006-09-04 15:37]

Hi John,
wonderful shot, filled with this optimistic green colour that I love so much. The panoramic format is excellent to enjoy the green atmosphere. I've tryed to count them, but I become asleep, so I really don't know the exact number, but I came to number nineteen ;))
Have a nice day,

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2006-09-04 18:36]

Hola John.
Very good shot with the smell of early morning freshness, love the way you used your point of view, great colors and lighting, really a nice shot.
Well done.

Wonderful image John. We have millions of sheep here in New Zealand, you would feel right at home. This is a magnificent capture John, I love the way you have used the light to make the grass glow. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Paul.

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2006-09-06 9:20]

hi john
I like very well your sheep shots, also this one with a more distant view to the animals. Very interesting saturation and colour setting for this one, where the rather large frame seems to function well

Hi John,
I love watching your pictures.I am learning a lot from your pictures.This shot makes me fresh by its lively colours, sharpness and framing.I think this is my one of the fevourite TE shot.
Have a nice day.

Hello John,
Quelle magnifique scène. Pas facile pourtant de rendre correctement le vert de la nature. Excellente idée d'avoir utilisé ce format panoramique, j'adore ! Presque une peinture.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2006-09-06 20:29]

Hi John, Good choice of this time of the day to capture this really classic scene. With no fences or other man-made equipment in sight it is in my opinion a timeless photo. Well presented. Murray.

Bonjour John,
Ce n'est pas l'enfer vert, c'est un véritable paradis. L'image et d'une qualité exceptionnelle sur une composition très difficile.
J'aime ces différents tons de verts qui se déclinent jusqu'au jaune, et cette lumière céleste au centre de la photo dans une trouée du bois.
Compliments !
Bonne journée mon Ami.

Hello, John!
Very intersting photo and funny idea for a title. Did You really count them? I like almost monochrome character of this picture and extremally delicate, smooth lighting... like you have used a softener! Nice work!

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  • logios Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 28 N: 398] (1903)
  • [2006-09-07 10:24]

Hi John,
This a wonderful pastoral indeed shot, with excellent morning light and green . I like very much the in center and the dark borders. Great work.
Best regards

beautiful shot ... the gold in the green stands out.

John, je suis tombé par hasard sur ce cliché et j'ai tout de suite aimé. Les verts des arbres sont sublimes et font penser à une peinture anglaise. Les moutons font un point de fixation intéressant. Excellent !

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2006-09-10 4:03]

Looks like a fairy tale image and atmosphere. That's simply beautiful with an impressive soft light. Well composed.

Hi John,
Magic shot !
I like the light on forest trees and the greenfield colour.
Your composition goes well with pictures from "the Lord of Rings".
Well done

Hi John,
Wonderful composition, beautiful light with brilliant colors.
Very nice and clear picture.
Good job.Congratulations.Uğur

Fantastic scene, fantastic light in the wood and over these sheeps. It reminds me a dream, a dream belonging to my childhood!
Compliments for this amazing view!


The sheep counting never worked with me, but I probably never pictured a beautiful scenery as you are showing here.
The title has several layers. One would be the one you mentioned in your note. The other could be the shepperd or the dog counting his sheep or the last possibility would be a wolf counting the sheep before he attcks the herd. However, there are no wolfs in Europe anymore so I stay with the sheperds dog surveilling and counting the sheeps.
The composition, colors and texture gives the idea of a Brothers Grimm fairy tell scenery.
Have a good week, Peter

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  • mammad Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 19 N: 484] (3572)
  • [2006-09-12 13:33]

Dear John,
Dreamlike, the sunlit beauty is superb and the exposure is smart.
Thanks for sharing .
Regards Mammad.

It is easy to recognize an excellent picture when you are confronted with one and it is the case here. More than the sheeps, it is the trees in the background which I find fascinating, especially the lighted part in the center. There is some magic in these trees, like being at the border of some enchanted forest, Broceliande or Fangorn...

All the best,


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  • Mikos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 958 W: 0 N: 896] (4326)
  • [2006-09-13 10:28]

Hi John

You achieved impressive urban pictures, in the same way you achieved even better nature pictures. Impressive how vivid is this green colour, how peaceful seems to be the scene, great great job John, I love it


Hallo John,
Ik zie dat de teller op 198 staat, ik zal de 200 punten volmaken.
Zit nu in Amerika, en heb nog 2 weken vakantie tegoed, hopelijk kom ik thuis met mooie platen.
Als de mijne zo zijn als de uwe hier dan ben ik ruimschoots teverden. Een erg mooie sfeervolle plaat..prima werk..!!!
Groetjes vanuit een zonnig en heet Utah, USA.

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  • chaity Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 409 W: 16 N: 328] (1539)
  • [2006-09-13 21:59]

Hi John, a very lovely shot with excellent shades of green! Good shot with the lighted part in the middle. The borders on top and bottom remind me of watching LOTR with breathtaking scenes.

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  • pady Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 880 W: 60 N: 445] (4800)
  • [2006-09-14 13:47]

Another great shot full of different greens.
You can be sure that you can continue to take pictures, you will find some fans
Very well done for this picture.
Greetings from Pierre-André

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  • AmiBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1626 W: 309 N: 526] (6042)
  • [2006-09-16 19:13]

Hi John,
great succes for this one... The light is just gorgeous.
Excellent magical atmosphere... congrats !

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2006-09-17 17:15]

What a beautiful picture. It was already ashining on thethumbnail and it is shining so much full size. What a good use of light. Thanks for sharing such a beauty!

Une superbe lumière dans une ambiance humide et brumeuse qui donne un aspect presque féerique à ce paysage pastoral.

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  • Jawa Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 0] (591)
  • [2006-09-24 4:16]

Hallo John

Wat een mooie klassieker. Prachtig.
Gr Jos

I may be a bit late to come and say all the positive things I have to say about this picture, but I will : thats a luminous scenery (pastoral scenery) and the colors and mood are great, these sheeps are just like those I count before sleeping, a bit dreamy, sympathiques, and coloured.
I like it
Jean Michel

is like memorial foto for the nature..the green with the astonish light make this varius foto...one thing who one can remember for ever!!!!!!My GNGRS Nikiforos

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 13 N: 115] (1920)
  • [2006-10-05 4:44]

very beautiful! great colors, atmosphere! the frame improve the visual impact! very well done. tfs

Hi John,
Oh wow, is this fantastic!!! Absolutely FANTASTIC!! The light, the colours....oh that GREEN colour. Was the light in the middle of the image really real.......WOW.

:) Tina

fantastic framing and colors. the wighte lite in middle really adds to the shot

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  • fryz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 29 N: 251] (1735)
  • [2006-10-12 18:58]

ouaouhhh iréaliste
bravo John

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 347 W: 0 N: 14] (2808)
  • [2006-10-14 20:41]

Hi John
I dont know what to say WOWww

Well done john


mm..Almost divine effect...
The blessed Sheep !! :))
I like the way you have opened the shot & framed a distracting Subject.

hey john !

a great panorama picture with a fantastic center ( the light is super ) and a wonderful framing ! great work !


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  • HOBO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 836 W: 29 N: 1057] (5282)
  • [2006-10-28 1:15]

Good morning Kohn,
I really missed that one!
Well how many you counted? Cropping to panoramic format give apleasant view; all the different 'greens' are attracting the eye. The forest behind looks like out of a fairy tale.
Have a nice weekend

superbe effet, renforcé par le format panoramique.

UNBELIEVABLE image, breathtaking. i will take the next few hours to look at all your pictures.

Vivid greens. superb composition. absolutly spectacular, Thank you so much.

Howdy John,

Zou dat "Schaapjes Tellen" zijn in de tekst? Do I see a black sheep?

OK apart from that, pray tell what software do you use for the
postprocessing and annotation? < I rather like the "framing" and signature... >



Another diamond! The light is magnificent. And all these green colors! Wonderful job!

I adore the colours in this image. A scene of bucolic beauty. Very peaceful and I find the greens very, very soothing. Lovely!


hi john

a very good shoot, the green color is fantastic.

good job


wooooooooow,I like it very much,as a dream land,every thing is beautiful here,the colors the light and the place,I do not find suitable words to say,just gorgeous.

Bonjour John
Celle ci elle m'avait échappée. Alors pour la rétrospectice de 2006, j'y retourne car la lumière est ici incroyable et les couleurs sont magnifiques.

Hi John,
Wishing you the best of everything in 2007 and a wonderful happy new year!
best regards always

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2007-01-22 16:44]

Hi John,
nice landscape shot with these sheeps to dominate.A special atmosphere with the green in the field to be quite saturated,which I like it.Suberb lighting,contrast and vivid colours makes your capture marvellous.Great job.

Hello John!
Yes, this is amazing shot! Beautiful colours, llight and sharpness! Very special atmosphere! Good frame, too!
Excellent done!

Hello John,

I very happily join the huge chorus of admirers of this work of art. There is something quite sublime and ethereal in the panoramic view and composition, in the colors and exposure. The greens are variegated, with the illuminated part masterfully placed at the center. This belongs in the Dutch Golden Age.
Warm regards,

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  • huynt Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 847 W: 15 N: 931] (5079)
  • [2007-02-04 22:06]

Hi My friend
What for an extraordianry freshing green. Thanks for sharing and learning. Huy

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  • PTAH Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 43 W: 12 N: 23] (287)
  • [2007-02-04 22:56]
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What, no tone enchancment here? If so, I want such a filter!
If there is some, I want such an eye.
How do you get those surreal fairy-tale like greens?

One more question on the go, does a camera matter?

Looks totally surreal. Loved the lighting on the middle trees. Very soft and alluring. Well done. Cheers,

its nice image but its not photography for me when you adjust something that its not natural.
totaly against ps

mooi gekaderd !

Hi John.
What can I "say" after all these mastering work!
The adjustment in the light resulted perfect...

Hello Mr. Maenhout,
I am a real fan of your photos and how you represent the graces of Flanders, especially Bruges. This wonderful photo of yours catches the eye at a first glance, and the freshness of green is really awesome! The black stripes which you used as frame create a cinematographic effect. It looks like a magic frame taken out of a pastoral motion picture. Wonderful...
My kind regards,

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  • suhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 513] (3552)
  • [2007-03-23 8:43]

ıt's so wonderful!
very well done

Hi John,

This is a wonderfully composed shot that is both beautiful and playful (in your title at least). I like the way light collects and flows from the center portion of the picture -- it concentrates nicely on the trees.


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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2007-05-24 7:43]

Hi John,
Magic place. Magic shot. It's good to know I could trasnform a simple initial shot into a stunning image. Great greens! Well done!

great competion i like that kind of picture.

Heerlijk ! this reminds me of my own childhood, when I spent lots of time in the same area...
Very beautiful, our Belgium, but you know how to put it even more attractive !

Hello John.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.


Nice picture with excellent point of view and good contrast between the different colors.

Hello John - the intense green suggests a tropical jungle rather than northern europe, beautiful shot, I do wish the animals were a few metres closer.

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2007-09-01 1:38]

Celle-là on dirait qu'elle est sortie directement d'un comte de fée.
Groetjes uit Luik

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  • sined Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 0 N: 21] (4523)
  • [2007-09-03 5:01]

wonderful aquatic light ..
thank you very much for this magic instant you offer to us!

Hi John,

magic view! Light and colors are impressive! Excellent framing.

Well done!


très jolie composition avec un très bel effet de "flou" comme dans un rêve mais fait attention en utilisant l'outil pour éclaircir certaines zones car notamment sur la droite ça fait plus une tache clair que un ensemble d'arbre plus clair.
En tout cas bravo pour ta gallerie !
bonne continuation.

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  • golden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 4 N: 291] (2289)
  • [2007-10-12 16:48]

Hi John,
this shot is really amazing.Great light and colors that create a wonderful atmosphere.


Hello John,
I think i miss this beautiful superb green landscape with nice sheeps inside. I like the colour so much with different beautiful greens. Very well done :-)


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  • jcsas Silver Star Critiquer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 1] (25)
  • [2007-11-05 6:16]

Good shot for this fantastic photo !!
Regards JAMES.C

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  • mikeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1327 W: 90 N: 1756] (12129)
  • [2007-11-24 3:03]

Hello John,

What a great shot! Superb green, very good composition...and these sheeps looking so nice here:) I will be counting them when I will not be able to fall asleep tonight:)


Hi John
Quelle lumière... incroyable
Ce puit de lumiere au centre.. est mreveilleux..
C'est feerique..
Un immense bravo
Felicitatioàn et merci pour le partage..

Great shot of these sheep.
Regards James.c

Nice photo, Great colours and frame.
Andrea Gatt

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  • zmey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
  • [2008-02-08 6:04]

hello john

this was in your featured gallery and the thumbnail immediately captured my attention and made me open it. fantastic light and scene. love the colors and the mystical ambience you have created here. looking at is my utmost pleasure. wish it could be larger than the 800 pix allowed here :)

my compliments and TFS

Olá John,
uma bela paisagem bucólica essa com o rebanho pastando, mas o melhor da foto foram essas árvores ao fundo, com uma exposição perfeita pra essa difícil captura.
Parabéns e Abraço!

Hi john
this picture is just amazing
very well done
great lights and colours
best regards Toba

Hi John,
exceptional photo for color, clearness, composition and interpretation of the light. Photography means to write with the light and you have made it in perfect way. This photo expresses poetry.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2008-05-14 17:19]


very nice amount of greens, the light is magic and there is like a spot in the central area, where the animals are. Good pov and compo



The setting is beautiful and the colors are so vibrant. I especially like the way the trees in the center of the picture look. There's a kind of dreamy, fairytale quality to it. The only distraction for me is the darkness on the left side. It keeps drawing my eye there and it's a little distracting.

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  • kyzer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 57] (341)
  • [2008-05-29 20:49]

Hi john,

Nice image of nature and animals .. how did you manage to get the light on the middle trees was the sun light falling only in the middle of the trees...

excellent colors the varied greens and white and off whites of sheep and one Black sheep..


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  • Glint Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 30 N: 1226] (6171)
  • [2008-06-16 7:53]

hello John,
a delightful pastoral scene...heavenly even as there is a shaft of light illuminating the scene. Lovely fresh greens like the earth reborn.

Hi John
I like sheep too! Here I like the freshness of the greens and the way the light has brought out the variety of foliage.

Muhammad Hanif

Hello my friend!
In this picture, there are so many great details: The tree, the gras,the sun and of course the many sheep. The colors look stnning, it´s perfect work with these green colors.
TFS and have a nice weekend,

I have no other words to describe this fantastic shot.
Thanks for all your comments.

Hi John,
Another classic John Maenhout shot :) Just superb! TFS!

Hi John,fantastic light on a masterly decoration cheer. JO

Hi John,

The green is not my favorite color... but you've realised the miracle to do love this picture ! Congratulations, it's really an interesting photo at all the levels...

Good continuation,

Best regards,


Impresionante trabajo jhon , estoy maravillado , a ver si aprendo .....


Hi John, I love the framing it works brilliantly, there is a beautiful mix of greens & yellows, the quality is wonderfully sharp, super scale & the black sheep finishes this fabulously lit photo, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

Hi John,
als ik hier kom zie ik telkens weer deze meesterwerk, het gekke is... ik had hem nog niet van een groene duivel voorzien!
Alles aan deze foto is perfect : de framing, de belichting, de scherpte... alles.
Dus : chapeaux, vriend & thanks for sharing!
Onfortuinlijk, je zult tot morgen voor de smiley moeten wachten, ze zijn op voor vandaag.
Dus : tot morgen, nog een fijne avond!

PS. Wat een gezeik met de server, ik kan geen kritiek geven, ik kan geen kritiek krijgen, het aantal punten blijft urenlang steken...

Excellent work. Its composition and luminosity are astounding.


Wow! This is more of an art than a picture ... If you dont mind could you please let me know how did you take this .. its so wonderful!

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  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2008-12-25 12:46]

Hi John
This one came up as one of your feature shots. Very nicely done with a softness to the light. The greens are rich and vivid. This one os going to my favourites. Merry Christmas to you and yours although by now it is almost over.;))

Ola John ,
Magnifico momento com estas ovelhas a pastar neste campo pintado de verde , a luz está fantástica , gostei do formato panorâmico , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Boas Festas

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  • Juntas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1449 W: 216 N: 1809] (7960)
  • [2009-01-09 16:21]

Hi John. Very nice picture. Light, color and sharpness are very good. Composition is also great,. Very well done. Regards. PAulo

Je ne dirai qu'un mot : admiration! Fabuleuse image!

Hi John,
wonderful green tones
I like this fantastic picture

Hi John,
This image is sharp and its colours seem very natural.

Amazing picture!! I love this one. The different shades of green, along with the slight haze has made it awesome! Also excellent composition. Thanks for sharing.

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  • blu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 17] (1429)
  • [2009-04-22 3:33]

This is just one fantastic shot!

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-05-13 0:59]

Hello John,
very nice this natural scene. Wonderful colours and superb compo!
Very well done!!!

best regrads,

Hi John,

great picture, I like the light management here, the result is beautiful, excellent composition,

My best regards


Hi John,
As always: very good quality and strong, but still natural, colours.
I also like light and your composition here.
Keep up the good job!

Hello John,
Beautiful like a Dream , very nice gallery ...
My best Regards

Namaste John,
a great shot of group of animals with variation of just green green and green. In background deep green contrasting well with FG's bright green. Nice composition which attracts our eyes. Tfs.

Excellent shot, I like how the green extends to all the places, in its beautiful and varied shades. The animals look small in this grand place. Very good, congratulations.

  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2009-10-06 4:51]
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Dag John,
Outstanding picture! With this in mind, it is easy to schaapjes tellen and have good dreams.

Wonderfull immage,beautifull colours,like a peinture.Congratulation.Best regards.Alin.

Hi John

This picture deserves all the points it is getting. The greens are natural but so vivid here. What's extrodinary is the lighting in the middle of your shot right where all the sheep are gathered. It brings your eyes to the center. Fantastic frame. I have to learn how to do this.

Take care,

like a dream land

Very nice idyllic picture. Sheep pour, light haze and deep green grass and trees. Great frame.
best Regards

Hi John!

If there is a special mood...this is!

A light that unveals a placid world, twilight counting sheeps...Excellent light management and a daily life scene not usual to see...


Have a nice week end...


Photos long and country scene.
A gentle calm.
Another world.
Excellent shot

Hi John

Great view.I like the contrast between green filled and tree.Great light and sharpness.I like the colors and the contrast between them.Good textures and point of view.Well done!

Hi John
Great panoramic pic. the color r superb.
good composition with the greenery and animal.
heavenly light that I like most in the picture.
very well done

Hello John,
counting sheep in green.
Beautiful green tingers.
Fantastic light.
Great pgoto.
Best regards Tomas

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
  • [2010-02-22 12:45]

Hello John,
A miraculous pastoral scene!

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  • oncel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 26 N: 27] (1407)
  • [2010-05-04 4:48]

Hello john,

What a specific atmosphere.Great shot with details.



Hello John,
A very Beautiful one, I personally like it editing and it Framing, Beautiful colors are used, specially Grass and Color of trees,
Best Wishes,
Zia ur Rehman

Hi John,

There is only one colour, green, but in different hues ang giving very cool and pleasent feel. Sheeps are adding live to the picture. Excellent work. Congrats.

ciao John,
bellisima la luce che scende su questa scena pastorale con tanto verde e una perfetta definizione.
un caro saluto

it's a green symphony
seen on TE homepage

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  • [2010-08-14 8:55]


I like photo the way the you took. Wonderful place and wonderful taught too. It is amazing to see photo like this.


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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2010-10-23 2:32]

very beautiful light with very nice colors

Respected John,

Splendid photograph! Beautiful light beam and nicely exposed foreground. It is really great to have comments from worty personality like you. Keep on depicting your graceful country. I invite you to visit Pakistan.
My regards.

Zahid Toor


Quelle magnifique image, du grand art !
Mériterai un agrandissement géant.

Depuis que je suis sur TE, je n'ai jamais vû autant de critiques positives sur une photo.


A bientôt


Hi John,
This is like a painting which would easily make you dream, even if there weren't any sheep !
I love the brightness of the grass, even if I suspect it to be a little over-saturated.
The texture of the trees , with this ray of sun coming through the middle onto the flock of sheep make it look like a picture from the Bible. Looks like the light of God striking Nature for the better !
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

Zeer mooie foto. Perfect! Mooi ingekaderd. Schapen in het Reesinghebos?

Hi John,

This is pure magic, fantastic capture.
Wishing you a healthy, prosperous and happy new year.

Warm regards from India.

Salut John!

Pas de nouvelles photos? en attendant je continue à me promener dans ta galerie e à admirer quelques une de tes superbes photos comme celle-ci! La lumière est absolument magique!

Une bonne semaine à toi!


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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2011-01-13 21:22]

pozdravljen John
upam, da nobena ovca ne manjka. tukaj je odličen svetlobni menagement!! barve so sveže in močne, kar mi je všeč!! lepo narejeno z enkratno ostrino! tfs!
lep dan, vojko

wonderful ! i just discover your work and it's really awesome ! What a composition and colours ! Congratulations...

Hello John,

Congratulations on this achievement. You captured a divine light in a successful composition.

All the best,


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  • Derya Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 90 W: 0 N: 38] (919)
  • [2011-06-29 12:34]

you are truly an artist... the photo really beatiful

best regards

Hi John,

An Excellent Shot with very nice lights & colors.. your choice of framing also matches perfectly..

just the best you do..


gorgeous photo! T>Y> Jancsi

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-08-04 20:58]

Hello John,

This is a masterpiece. So, the light is excellent and situation is very good. I like the green contrast of the pasture and trees, and it's impressive in a lot of sheep pastured in pasture.


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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2011-08-27 14:39]

This photo seems more like a dream. The light is so fresh and surreal and all the tones of green are in perfect balance. I like the long framing also.
Best regards

Hi John,
I have missed this one. The theme seems so simple yet the light is truly extraordinary and the final effect is amazing with a wonderful atmosphere. I like how the central part of the composition is more illuminated than the other parts plus there is a slight fog which enhances this mysterious mood.
Excellent capture,

John, attractive, almost mystical picture. I like it's panoramic view.

Hello John, fantastic landscape that inspires peace and tranquillity. Beautiful green in all its variations and the light that gives dynamism to the whole 'picture. Beautiful, crisp and detailed. Great job. Thanks for the post. A greeting and good wishes for the nice evening ... Marino :)))

hi jhm
Masterpiece of beautiful landscapes and green light and you're good to elaborate viewer to move the rural area to keep the sheep are eating
Long lifetime for both

Hello John
This is a lovely scene, but there can't be anything I can say about it that hasn't already been said! I like the crop (leaving out any sky is unusual and concentrates the eye on the scene, and make the tones more unified); the elongated horizontal also creates a feeling of calm and peace.

Lovely green dominating, John, and yes I count 29 sheeps.
Incredible how many green different tone can be on nature and well collected in photo.
Have a nice weekend,

سلام دوست من
عکس خیلی جالبی است و منظره ی زیبای دارد .
موفق باشی

Ciao John
scopro questa foto molto tempo dopo gli altri, ma una bella foto rimane una bella foto sempre e questa è bellissima.

Hello HM,
This is a magical shot with magical light and amazing colours and clarity.Great composition and framing as well.
Congrats,TFS and best regards.

Hallo John,

Iedere keer wanneer ik uw foto's wil zien
ga ik uiteraard iedere keer via uw profiel.
Keer op keer viel deze foto in het klein
op en keer op keer sloeg ik het over, terwijl
ik toch nieuwsgierig was.

Dit keer toch de foto geopend en dat had
ik eerder moeten doen. De foto straat heel
veel charme uit, heeft mooie frisse ochtend
kleuren. Ook heeft de foto iets weg van een
schilderij..gaat ook naar mijn favorieten.

Vriendelijke groeten,

Hallo John,
sehr idylisches Foto, wirklich gut gemacht!
Viele Grüße

Area here is very beautiful and green. Excellent lighting and composition. With respect

Hello John

I like the soft tones in this picture. It goes well with the colours and the hazy background. It must have been a very beautiful countryside.


Bonjour John,
Quelle image incroyable.
Est-ce le jardin d'Eden que tu as pris en photo?

Hi John
Nature. Registration is beautiful and has very good exposure and composition. With respect

Hi John,
Nice vivid colors in a great panorama. Good sharpness and exposure. Good work as usual!
Best wishes,

Hi John,
WOW!!! When I first look at this shot, I was blown away! Its simply stunning and beautiful. The lightings, the atmosphere, its like a secret garden. Just amazing! I love all your photoshoots, very beautiful!

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-11-26 8:38]

Hello John,
this is really a fantastic impression with an incredibly nice light and wonderful colors. This image shows the magic of this fairytale like place perfectly. A great photo accompanied by a very nice note!
Warm regards

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2012-11-30 20:43]

Hi John,

What an amazing photo, looks and feels almost like a dreamscape. Many well deserved accolades on this image! For such minimal subject matter and color scheme, this is extremely well done and presented. It virtually places the viewer in the field amongst the sheep and forest. Very impressive!



A nice panoramic one John
I'd prefer to see the animals from closer
Excellent apple green color,
Good sharpness and light

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lep pogled na zelenu travu, stado ovaca i zeleno drvece ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepa panorama.
Lepa priroda i stado ovaca.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.

Good day, sir.
A beautiful view of green grass, a herd of sheep and green trees ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Good work, beautiful panorama.
Beautiful nature and a flock of sheep.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend.
Good luck.

excellent green composition, feels more like an artist imagination rather than a real image. beautifully done. thanks for sharing


Hi John,
Wonderful shot.. Like the composition and color.. also sharpness be superb too.. Very well done..
Kind regards,

It is an honor to explore photo ideas with you. I am more content and photo-story based than technique. There is a pleasant feeling in this photo ... almost a painting style, a warmth. The higher lighting of the field softens the wooded backdrop, adding the sheep yields action. I very much like the lighting in the wooded center ... great capture. drt100

One of the best photos on TE. Once you see it, you cannot forget this photo-- that kind of photo. Hard to tell why I liked this photo a lot.

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  • Raz13 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 20] (137)
  • [2013-08-17 11:29]

I love it. It's as though nature changed the shade of green in the middle
just for you to take a magnificent shot.



green,green,green with a so much beautiful light

Hello, dear John.
Another magnificent photo and what a spectacular place to take a photo!!
It is as you have captured a scene of "The Lord of the Rings"!
The light coming out of the forest is just magical!
Simply heaven on earth!
Have a nice evening!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2013-10-27 11:05]

Bonjour John

Je n'ai pas vu cette photo plus tôt
Les lumières sur l'arbre et sur l'herbe sont magnifique
Une très belle composition
J'ai compté les moutons et je ne me suis pas endormi
Sincères amitiés

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-12-13 17:06]

Hi John !!
what a magnificent range of green colours...... with a patch in the centre that looks like an altar.... the natural light gives it especial effect.
All very natural and very beautiful.
Well captured.
Kind regards.

Hi John,
Just lovely! The tones, the aspect ratio, the tranquility and the light are just lovely. A timeless photo brought to my attention thanks to TE's random photo feature.

Hello dear friend
I visited again your galery today and I CHOSE
this magnificent capture with delicate and
vivid green colors perfectly executed
almost magical
this shot looks like a painting
do you agree?its a real picture
welldone and wellseen
is it a scene from a fairy tale from the childhood?
may be

Hi John
Saturated colours and delicate morning light created a unique mood in this image.
You are may be right that 2006 was the best year for TE. :-)
Best wishes

Hi John,

Truly spectacular image. Reminds of childhood countryside holidays. Dreamy tone, liked it.


Hello, John!

The different tones of green are beautiful and were captured with perfection, very good light and sharpness! Wonderful composition! Well done!

Hi John
I went digging in the old treasures.
This one is really beautiful. The colors are extraordinary.
Fine simple composition and an atmosphere quite unique.
Brilliant one!!
Cheers Frank

Ciao! E' un grande onore ricevere un messaggio da un fotografo come te! Le tue foto sono tutte un piccolo grande capolavoro! Grazie

Olá John,
Uma vista maravilhosa, com cores lindas e um bom jogo de luz e sombras

Hello, John,
First of all I 'd like to say thanks for your visit and comment of my latest post. Yes, this is real deer, and all deers in Nara and Miyajima are real too. If you look WS photo I think you would be surprised with this fact.

Well, I also like this your old photo, this scene reminds me some Central African photos, just impressive acid colurs and perfect sharpness. Very nice frame!

Best wishes,

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2015-07-27 23:07]

Dear John,
The atmosphere of this picture is very beautiful. We feel a great calm at her. Green trees and very well made. This color is very relaxing.
Best Wishes

Hello John! Amazing sheep, amazing meadow, wonderful forest. Superb landscape. Good lightness and brightness. Good take. Sophisticated frame. Well done!

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2652 W: 0 N: 3107] (20978)
  • [2015-08-14 16:52]

Dag John
I join my vote to the 249 lovers of this outstanding pastoral tableau that testifies of an exercised sense for subtlety and gentleness.
Thanks for this 'remedy' that provides well-being!
Tot ziens.

Hello John,

What an amazing atmosphere showed by this great photograph with a great light management, so well executed, thanks for sharing!

Best Regards,

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2015-11-21 3:31]

Hello John,
Very nice panoramic view of this place with great atmosphere and superb light. Wonderful colours and composition.
Good work

Büyük Usta,
Fotoğraflarınızı zevkle seyrediyorum.Bu yeşil hakimiyetli olan da bambaşka.
Işık konumu muhteşem,kekdimi yağlıbaya resim yaparken düşündüm.Beni çok etkiliyor böyle rsem sanatına dönük fotoğraflar.
Tebrikler,Selamlar sevgiler.
Bodrum'a bekliyorum.

Hi John
This photo has a kind of surreal otherworldly beauty, an everyday scene but with such rich colors and light that it becomes so much more. Beautifully seen and captured.

May I offer my deepest condolences for the hideous attacks on Belgium. RIP to those lives lost and best wishes and speedy recovery to those hurt. All flags in Dublin have been flying half mast.

Hi John
Extremely fresh green pastoral scene, a delight to look! A shot in silent moment that evokes a special mood of peacefulness with the grazing animals grabbing the eyes while maintaining great detail and subtle clearness of the scene. Great camera skill in catching this spectacle. My congrats
Best regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2017-08-05 10:46]

Bonjour John
Quel bel effet de la lumière, la variété de vert, la présence des moutons, c'est vraiment beau, une image de toute beauté j'aime aussi la note,
agréable soirée

Hello john

Too bad their were not a few of the animals closer in the image for a real masterpiece. Not many of these like this here. Nice


Hi John

This photo for me is not that much about the sheep but about the green. So many beutiful shades of green! The whole composition is somewhat dreamy and very bucolic.


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