Photo Uploaded: Jan 05 2007 18:02:36 GMT Taken: 2006:12:25 08:42:43 Manufacturer: Sony Camera: DSC P150 Aperture: F5.2 Shutter: 10/2000 sec ISO: 100 Flash: No (Turned off)
Here are some sheep for Monique and others .. I'm sure I have some "flock of sheep" shots for later .. but these guys are interesting because they are in properties between West & Main St (explained earlier) so they are 30m from the main road and shops in one case
40 million sheep in NZ (ten for every human) As farming has diversified numbers have dropped I believe it was over 25 to one (100 million sheep a while back)
Of course as a result of the perceived overcrowding when numbers were high the "Standing Sheep" breed was developed .. They walk on two legs so more can be farmed per hectare. Of course this was a radical move and NZ didn't want the rest of the world to steal our idea so they were taught to hide as much as possible only coming out occasionally .. I was lucky enough to shoot photograph one who broke tree cover briefly.