Ovine Gathering: Glen Dene Station, Lake Hawea, NZ

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Comments (12)

Ahmet Bekir on January 4, 2013

A perfect shot indeed dear mate, this image can be in category for National Geographic competitions, like+YS, best wishes and thanks for beautiful words left on my gallery, Ahmet

bdeh on January 4, 2013

Beautiful environment and great picture Ian. LIKE! Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on January 4, 2013

My spirits were high that day, Berend for it was such a beautiful landscape. Thanks for your appreciation.



Ian Stehbens on January 4, 2013

Dear Ahmet,

I would that I could take you to New Zealand, and that I could explore Macedonia with you. Both countries have particularly beautiful and varied landscapes and settlement patterns, with unique overlays of history.

Thank you for your affirmation and appreciation of this image. And I meant every appreciative word about your gallery and your friendship.



lizab on January 5, 2013

The place looks wonderful, i like it!!

David Edwards on January 5, 2013

Great capture, Ian!

Another taken in NZ

My best, David.

Ian Stehbens on January 5, 2013


This would look impressive, in winter snow with a condensation cloud from breathing sheep against the dark colours of the windbreak background, as in Girolama's photo.

But I am pleased with the picture-postcard look here - taken not long before winter. I'm pleased you like it and that you drew my attention to the other memorable one.


Ian Stehbens on January 5, 2013

Thanks Liz. It is truly captivating to explore NZ landscapes. Picture postcard images around every corner of the road!.

Warm greetings,


Nick Weall on January 6, 2013

Another lovely scene Ian and a beautiful composition ~ positively dreamy ~~~ All the best ~ nick

aticank Nikolay Kole… on January 19, 2013

Excellent photo! LIKE!


Ian Stehbens on January 21, 2013

Hello Nick.


I thought for a moment, when I was here that I might hear the sound of bagpipes in the glen. But that is not a dream of a-half-a-world-away, for it is certainly possible that I might have heard them here, for there were many Scottish emigres who settled in the South Island, New Zealand.

All the best,


Ian Stehbens on January 21, 2013

Thank you Nikolay. It is a very beautiful landscape, for there is so much colour, majesty, and around every bend, another surprise. As, well the moods change rapidly here, for by nightfall, the rain was pouring down and the gales were howling. All this makes for great landscapes.

Kind regards,


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