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This is a needle that the shearers sew up the sheep, if they take a chunk out of them. It happens a lot with Merinos as they have folds in their skin that can tear.

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Hello, I’m a country girl born and bred in Dubbo, NSW Australia. I am a avid photographer of all things Australian. I love the “Aussie Bush” and taking photos of wildlife, nature and farm animals.
Most of my photos are Farm Life in Country NSW.
I am now doing a lot of Pet Photography as well as I have a great affinity with all animals.
I volunteer as a photographer for the RSPCA to help all their animals find a forever home…

Enjoy browsing through my photos…

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  • grannyshot
    grannyshotover 3 years ago

    What a beauty; those hands have seen some shearing work by the look, the kind of study I like! Faved

  • Thanks for the fave Linda. The hands are facinating in their ruggedness.

    – Helen Akerstrom Photography

  • CapturedByKylie
    CapturedByKylieover 3 years ago

    I wholeheartedly agree with grannyshot. Those hands remind me of my late pop’s hands. Weathered, leathery, tough but with a heart of gold…

    This is a brilliant photo. It tells so many stories and ignites many memories.

  • I’m glad it brings back nice memories for you Kylie. You have got the character of this man “Down Pat!” LOL (His name is Pat)

    – Helen Akerstrom Photography

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 3 years ago

    Hard working hands here Helen…a wonderful shot.

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 3 years ago

    Hard working hand, super image.

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    oh my! the state of that hand, full of character! Great capture

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 3 years ago

    Amazing image Helen!!!…Fabulous series!!

  • riata66
    riata66over 3 years ago

    Now talk about texture, this is a fabulous image Helen. Love your story about the sheep, I had no idea about their skin.

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    Wow, this a wonderful visual of hard working hands! a fave!

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    A superb shot of a lifetime of dedicated hard work

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 3 years ago

    What a magnificent capture those hands tell me a whole story !!!! Extremely well done

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