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LynnsPhoto October 08, 2014
I just love this composition, great point of view, beautifully captured detail.
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elisabeththorn October 08, 2014
Thank you.
 
jane_koranda October 18, 2014
beautiful.. love the cattle
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elisabeththorn October 18, 2014
Thank you.
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sweetpea72 November 28, 2014
Congrats... I soo love cows!! ")
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elisabeththorn November 28, 2014
Thank you so much.
 
Capture-Life November 28, 2014
Aaawwww LOOOVE!! I'm obsessed with Cows .... just something about this beauties !!! PETS! :):) I love love love this..!! I need to post more too!! ヅ
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elisabeththorn November 28, 2014
Thank you very much.
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janland November 28, 2014
Wonderful capture and composition! Great color and sky...well done! Congrats!
 
lmsusin November 28, 2014
Congrats, Great Shot!!
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jthincmh November 29, 2014
Great shot.
 
sashac December 01, 2014
This reminds me of the oikos commercial for greek yogurt where the cows are greek dancing!!! Awesome!!!
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JanLiz July 28, 2015
Your composition is great - cows are full of character and you have really captured something great
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elisabeththorn July 28, 2015
Thank you so much,the cows lined up very well by chance really!
 
JonBerndtPhotography September 02, 2015
This is just perfect on so many levels. Moo! :-)
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sweetpea72 September 02, 2015
Congrats!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on my friend's dairy farm in England.I was walking around taking landscape shots and this one cow kept following me!
Time
From memory this was around mid afternoon, about 2 or 3 pm.
Lighting
It was turning into a stormy day with a mix of very dark cloud and some fleeting moments of sun. Not enough sun however to use a polarising filter.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon Eos 650D and a Sigma 18-250 mm lens on a tripod.
Inspiration
I love wandering around my friends farm and every year I do a calendar for her featuring the landscape and her cattle. On this particular day the stormy sky and subtle light made for some exciting photos, but I really got lucky with this one as everything seemed to line up!
Editing
The raw image was first processed in Photomatix Pro and tweeked in Photoshop elements.
In my camera bag
I try to travel fairly lightly when going overseas so on this trip I had my Canon 650 D plus the Sigma 18-250 lens. I never go out without my Tamron 90 mm. you never know when you are going to find some tiny flower or insect, it also makes a good portrait lens.I always have various filters, polarising,neutral density and a variable ND.My tripod is also essential as I no longer have a very steady hand! And of course the obvious spare battery and sd cards, I have been caught out in the past.
Feedback
The main thing with trying to photograph animals is tons of patience. I spent three or four days on this particular project just walking around the fields.I do not like to do too much editing and try and frame everything up initially which can take a while, once again patience and more patience.It is easy( well for me anyway) to focus on the animal and forget the background.

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