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Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

This is the first time that I have seen sheep be judged!

24 Sep 2011 5:31am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Splendidly maintained these sheeps!

24 Sep 2011 5:39am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Big poultry tent, looks like chickens are big down south.
Nice sky.

24 Sep 2011 7:25am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Lamp chops sound really good right now!

24 Sep 2011 7:35am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Judge or Doctor....Interesting event.

24 Sep 2011 7:35am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

One lovely scene ... I remember another animal ... dogs ... It had occurred to me that the sheep would be the same ... India row diagonally Magnificent and precious animals ... Interesting anthropological image that provides a dose of culture! A hug Adela

24 Sep 2011 7:42am

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom

Interesting, are they judging the sheep like they do judge dogs in dog shows? The winner gets the red ribbon? Never seen this sheep judging before, not even in the telly...
Beautiful sky.

24 Sep 2011 7:49am

@ursulakatariina: Yep, in all classes-a rosette-Yellow, blue, green red-whatever is handed out to the winners

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

the one at the front looks plastic! love it.

24 Sep 2011 7:56am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice smart hair cuts! :-)

24 Sep 2011 8:30am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Surprenant et fort original !
Bravo

24 Sep 2011 8:43am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

this makes an absurd scene! for some reason it reminds me of monty python´s flying circus..... like a contest for doctors. great photo. definetely.

24 Sep 2011 8:51am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

This is excellent...fun and good!

24 Sep 2011 9:11am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un concours de montons, comme il sont tout blanc, superbe alignement et scène

24 Sep 2011 9:28am

shahnaz from Isfahan, Iran

The white color of the clouds,the sheeps, the judgers, and the white wall at the back of the picture made it significant! what are the standards for judging?

24 Sep 2011 9:31am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Such clarity - beautiful! I love the way the sheep are all posed for judging.

24 Sep 2011 1:49pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

I like this that also the referees appear in white. Thus they become similar to the sheeps.

24 Sep 2011 3:04pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

24 Sep 2011 3:06pm

marci from in, Morocco

very curious! It's all so . . . sterile!

24 Sep 2011 3:13pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this judging situation. It appears each contestant must wash, manicure and prep their entrant for some time before they are shown.

24 Sep 2011 3:57pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice défilé

24 Sep 2011 4:39pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot. Very interesting. Great. :)

24 Sep 2011 5:12pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

so...English?
This almost looks like a lab experiment but I'm almost certain that white coats is the order of the day at The Royal Welsh at Builth Wells.

24 Sep 2011 7:47pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Very nice composition. The sheeps look excellent.

24 Sep 2011 8:04pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Goodness me - all lined up for the men in the white coats to take the sheep to the loony bin:) It does look very clinical doesn't it?

24 Sep 2011 8:33pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

From the thumbnail, I thought, "Oh good, a dog show." Not.
Lovely to see how sheep are judged. And I like the very sanitary and official white coats of the judges !!

24 Sep 2011 8:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Not much wool there:))

25 Sep 2011 12:05am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Not much wool there:))

25 Sep 2011 12:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Those sheep are judging who is the best doctor ?

25 Sep 2011 1:23am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

What a surreal shot. They all look the same to me.

25 Sep 2011 1:37am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I love the light here. They do look like doctors, or mad scientists or something!

25 Sep 2011 2:43am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Excellent capture!

25 Sep 2011 4:01am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot - the pure white coats (human and animal) give this an almost surreal look!

25 Sep 2011 7:17am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

So different from our hill sheep, they look like goats, great shot

25 Sep 2011 7:18am

franz from Baden, Austria

this is hilarious! a parade of identical looking judges and sheep - lined up like ... sheep! so cool!

25 Sep 2011 4:02pm

David from Avranches, France

Love it.

25 Sep 2011 5:05pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

wow - I bet they use daz - the whites are white!

25 Sep 2011 6:22pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The sheep look so clean and well-behaved! So what are the lab coats for? :)

26 Sep 2011 9:25am

@Julie L. Brown: Now, this comment only refers to the South of England, not to the North, where they do it differently...ALL competitors and judges wear white coats-that's how you know what they are. Very top judges / show chairmen wear bowler hats(Really!) FYI, in the north the white coats are replaced by tweeds

Panasonic DMC-TZ20
1/800 second
F/4.0
ISO 100
24 mm (35mm equiv.)