By: danitacahill

Feb 05 2012

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Category: Animals, Dogs, Pets, Rural Photography

1 Comment

Focal Length:86mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

Meet Zip.

Zip and his owner had just finished a sheep-herding lesson at Wolston Farms east of Scio, Oregon last month. Zip was intently watching another dog and their owner begin their lesson with trainer Ian Caldicott. Click here for more on Wolston Farms.

I like Zip’s story. He was a rescued Border collie, and is now living out his purpose in life with a loving owner and a chance to herd sheep. For more on the ABC Rescue of Northern Nevada, click here.

This shot came about from a recent magazine assignment. I like the way the photo tells a story – with the dog’s intensity and sheep in the background. I went with a larger aperture so the sheep would show up in the shot.

Copyright Danita Cahill.


One comment on “Intensity”

  1. Raven OKeefe, an amazing portrait artist specializing in dogs, and co-owner of Wolston Farms commented on my Facebook link: “Beautiful shot! Zip and his person will be here for lessons this morning, I’ll be sure he and the rest of the students’ group see it. Thanks for sharing it with us!”

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