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This sheep are walking free here, migrating trough this Area.

Beautiful morning frost and landscape!

27 November 2010
National Park Het Drents Friese Wold
Provence Friesland, The Netherlands
Canon Powershot A40

“Sheep In a Frozen world” was featured in Moody & Evocative
“Sheep In a Frozen world” was featured in YOU BIG SOFTY, March 25, 2012

The Drents Heath sheep is the oldest breed of sheep in Western Europe. Migrants brought the breed probably from France to the Netherlands, where as early as 4000 BC, in particular in Drenthe.
Characteristics of the Drents Heath sheep are a slender physique, a long woolly tail that beyond the heels can reach out, rigid and what sluike wool, dull hair on head and legs and a straight nose. There are all sorts of colours possible but coloured black and white animals are not recognised.
The race is divided into the old and the new type. The new type is created out of hybrids with the Schoonebeker Heath sheep and has, among other things, a krommere nose and smaller horns. Most contemporary Drenthe Heath sheep of the new type.
The Drents Heath sheep was mainly kept his manure was indispensable in the arable. The long wiry wool is moderate quality and if the animal meat producer is also not very convenient. With the invention of fertilizer were many herds superfluous. Today the Drents Heath sheep only kept for historical reasons and for the grazing of Moors and dunes to this.
The Drents Heath sheep is among other things to be found in the National Park Dwingelderveld with a sheepfold outside Ruinen and Dwingeloo.

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Hi , my name is Ien, I like art and I am creative on so many ways. I make paintings for more than 10 years, use my fantasy and paint realistic.

Walking in Forest and Nature Area, give me inspiration to Paint. I also like it to make photos about the little things I see in Nature.

I love Nature and go for long walks with my doggy Cathy. Making macro photos of flowers and Butterflies is my passion.

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  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 4 years ago

    Een fabeltasties wintershot

  • Dank je wel Johan… Blij met een compliment van jou! Jaaa het was heerlijk om zo in de vrieskou te wandelen … de belichting van de zon was echt zo mooi… kusje ienemien

    – ienemien

  • Bedankt voor de Fav…

    – ienemien

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisalmost 4 years ago

    Geweldig Ienemien zoals het licht op de ram valt, zo verschrikkelijk mooi, wat goed gedaan zeg!
    Kusje je Zusje ;)

  • Jaaa, mooi he!! Ik liep al een tijdje bij deze kudde in de buurt, en was blij verrast dat deze zo mooi bleef steen, foetje voor voetje dichterbij sluipen en inzoomen… ben er best heel blij mee… bedankt ook voor de fav… kusjes ienemientje

    – ienemien

  • Poverty
    Povertyalmost 4 years ago

    100% brilliant shot. I really love it. Cheers.P.

  • Thanks so much… I was very close to this sheep …they are walking and grazing but not close enough… this time I was Lucky to be so quiet to make this shot… Thanks for the fav… bye ien

    – ienemien

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2almost 4 years ago


  • Thanks for your great compliment

    – ienemien

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago

    11/28/2010 one a day with a limit of 20

  • Thanks for the welcome banner.

    – ienemien

  • Judi FitzPatrick
    Judi FitzPatrickalmost 4 years ago

    What wonderful tones; and the sheep are so cute!

  • Thanks so much Judi… bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinalmost 4 years ago


  • This is fantastic!! Thanks for this great honor to be featured in your group! bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Brian Gaynor
    Brian Gaynoralmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks Brian

    – ienemien

  • walela
    walelaalmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot1

  • Thanks so much, Glad to see you like it!

    – ienemien

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Grobleralmost 4 years ago

    Love the colours and feel of this.

  • Thanks so much Maureen

    – ienemien

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