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Ollie is a four month old Border Collie owned by my daughter and family. He came from a farm in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand close to where we live.
We have just spent five days puppy-minding him at his home in Auckland while his family were away in the capital, Wellington.
He was a pleasure to look after and one of the best behaved puppies I have ever encountered. He’s not a barker and he is quite content to be left alone in the back garden. He loves people
and other dogs, playing happily with several at one time although the family cat has yet to come to terms with an interloper in the family !

Fuji HS10 at 510mm, 1/20, f/8, Manual, iso 200.

Single RAW – Tonemapped in Photomatic Pro 4.


ollie, border collie, puppy, dog, auckland, new zealand


  • myraj
    myrajabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Roy. Hope you and Heather enjoyed your time in Auckland.

  • Thank you Myra – he is gorgeous and we did enjoy his company !

    – Roy Massicks

  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnabout 3 years ago

    Hi Ollie! That’s a sweet pose.

  • Thank you John – he will sit and stay which made the shot that much easier.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisabout 3 years ago

    Such a beautiful capture Roy! He has a very kind face! :o)

  • Cheers Marilyn – he also has a very kind nature and loves everything including spare socks ! Thank you for your comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanabout 3 years ago

    What a lovely shot of Ollie, he is a beauty! Well done grandad!! ;-)

  • Oh shucks ! I’m a grandad again….lol! Thanks heaps Shaun.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Roy! Very cute.

  • Many thanks Istvan – we enjoyed our time looking after him. Thank you for the favourite too.

    – Roy Massicks

  • funkybunch
    funkybunchabout 3 years ago

    cracking shot, beautiful pup looks like a real charmer, what a face! Great dogs borders……I am biased, I’ve got a border and a welsh border myself.

  • Thanks for your lovely comments. We are actually German Shepherd people,having owned three, but wouldn’t mind owning a little darling like Ollie. Roy

    – Roy Massicks

  • Sorry, missed saying thanks for the favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 3 years ago

    And what a fine looking fellow

  • Thank you Jamie for the fav. He is such a little sweetie. Could we fix up an arranged marriage with Tarn when Ollie is a bit older….lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Oh Hello there Ollie, you have such a cute little face, and lovely markings. Wonderful capture Roy, he looks like he could get up to mischief though.

  • Thank you so much Andrea – we didn’t have any mischief but I am sure there is plenty just around the corner, he has that look in his eye !

    – Roy Massicks

  • snapitnc
    snapitncabout 3 years ago

    ollie looks a little cracker roy,did he have you doing lots of walking! cheers mike

  • Yes Mike – morning and evening walkies with playtime in between ! Thanks for your comments. Roy

    – Roy Massicks

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 3 years ago

  • WOW ! Thanks a lot Laura – this is my first posting with your group. I think you might be seeing some more of Ollie !

    – Roy Massicks

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