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What! Still NO Sheep!

What! Still NO Sheep!
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-02
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-07-03 23:37
Viewed: 1837
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
How about some cows?

See Workshop for the cows

Iím still looking for SHEEP! After this last photo of mine: What, NO Sheep!! I went driving on the weekend to try and find some sheep for you.

Please go see Dawnís Cow with a View

This is Okura, about 8 kms north from where I live at Murrays Bay, in the East Coast Bays of Auckland.

I am overlooking farmland above Long Bay Beach. See the pine trees on the hillside on the right; we used to live just in front of those trees in Torbay. We had such a great view looking north (our sunny, warm side) and out over the Hauraki Gulf to the islands you can see here.

The water you can see is part of the Hauraki Gulfand the large grey island is Rangitoto, Aucklandís youngest volcano. Rangitoto can be seen from just about everywhere in Auckland. To the left of Rangi you can see the island of Motutapu. And way in the distance is south-east of Auckland - Thames, Hauraki plains area, and maybe the Kaimai ranges.

But sorry, there are NO sheep! But if you look in the Workshop you can see some of our many COWS. Yes, I zoomed in a long way, the photo isnít too good, but you should be able to pick out some cows!!

Unfortunately, this lovely rolling hillside is destined to be zoned for housing development in the next few years. There has been a lot of public outcry about it, but the people lost!!

Dawn, cstathoulis, Tim, Refugee, cunejo200, MLINES, pranab, Emma, ron-franklin has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To cunejo200: No Sheep yet!Janice 1 07-05 16:23
To cstathoulis: ThxJanice 1 07-04 15:35
To rewshearer: Baaaa!Janice 1 07-04 00:54
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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-07-04 0:46]

Hi Janice... Your looking in the wrong places...he he..

Of course you know where to find them, but just this day you didnt..

Its a shame to think this is going to be filled up with houses.

Lovely vista overlooking the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island.

Thanks for sharing.
Yr buddy Dawn.

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  • shana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 48 N: 138] (1875)
  • [2006-07-04 0:47]

Hi Jan
Wonderfull landscape image you capture. Nice indeed.

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  • NAHL Gold Star Critiquer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 0] (985)
  • [2006-07-04 4:13]

Hi Janice
...and very beautiful.


Kia Ora, Janice ;)
They might have been hiding somewhere behind those bushes!! :))
I saw one here in Hungary the other day! :)))) (only one)
But the scenery is beautiful even without a single sheep! :)

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-07-04 8:33]

Another great shot Janice.... I see that Dawn have decided to share her cow's shot with you. :D Nice POV and composition. TFS my friend..

Hi Janice,

Such a beautiful landscape photo! Surprising that there are no sheep grazing here but after reading Dawn's critique I guess we have to make way for "progress" :(
Lovely POV with vivid colours and warm lighting.

Well done

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  • Tim Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 18 N: 240] (1139)
  • [2006-07-04 12:18]

What beautiful country you have there Janice. New Zealand is one of the countries I would most like to visit. Your photos only whet my appetite more. God's best always,


Hi Janice,
wonderful little mini pano with excellent colour and clarity. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on
Windeward Bound
The 'square' building may soon be converted from a disused grain silo into apartments. Here's hoping they vacuum well there must be a good collection of grain dust in there.

Again a good landscape shot. I like the tractor here instead of the sheep, its presence gives a feel of people around

Lovely landscape Janice!
Maybe they are shide of your camera :)


Hello Janice,

Beautiful landscape pic of Okura. I can't wait to see your photo with sheep. Splendid work. Best wishes - Danilo

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  • pranab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 0 N: 537] (3143)
  • [2006-07-09 17:42]

i like this one better than the other one. here you have more color with contrast and varried details. great landscape.

Hallo Janice
A real nice view of a piece of the earth
Good panorama in a good composition
I specially like the shadow play of the clouds on the field

Hi Janice
I'll add the Greenie when I get some to give.
May I suggest you visit One Tree Hill! A few sheep there who may be willing to pose.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-07-14 17:08]

Hi Janice,
Very beautiful perspective Gro detail wonderful picture landscape. Wonderful.
greetings and thanks

you will have to look in Welsh Wales like your clubmate is doing....lol... great note and capture. :-)

well done


According to Don McGlashen (ex Blam Blam Blam/The Front Lawn/Muttonbirds)..."there are no sheep on our farms" (from "There Is No Depression In New Zealand) This probably explains it ay ?
Drive down to to King Country ... you'll get 'mobbed' there.
Anyway,they're not NZ natives so never mind.
A few too many man made thingies here for my liking ... and more to come sadly.
Oh well ... you can always fly south when it gets too crowded.

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