Mikkel
Mikkel

Highland Cattle



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kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq December 10, 2016
Stunning portrait! gorgeous textures....I could reach out and touch it!
Mikkel
 
Mikkel December 11, 2016
Thank you very much!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 15, 2017
Great capture. Congrats!
Mikkel
Mikkel January 16, 2017
Thanks Debbie ;-)
margaretgosiakossowski
 
margaretgosiakossowski February 10, 2017
Great image .
brittabia
 
brittabia February 11, 2017
What a great portrait! Love it! :)
Mikkel
 
Mikkel February 11, 2017
Thanks to all of you - means a lot!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 11, 2017
This is a fantastic shot.. ❤ it.. Congrats! シ
Mikkel
 
Mikkel February 12, 2017
Thank you sweetpea72 - glad you liked it :-)
Fraserd
 
Fraserd March 14, 2017
Such a quizzical look. Lovely shot
Mikkel
 
Mikkel March 15, 2017
@Fraserd - thank you :-)
Mikkel
 
Mikkel November 28, 2017
Thanks Capture-Life, I looove them as well :-D
Mikkel
 
Mikkel February 02, 2018
Thank you Stella, sweet of you :-)
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte May 25, 2018
Awesome
Mikkel
Mikkel May 25, 2018
Thanks m8 ????????

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Behind The Lens

Location
I knew these highland cattle was walking around in i field 20km from where I live. Next time I was in the area, I had the camera with me.
Time
Wish I had chosen another time of day, but I can always return and try again. The light was a bit harsh. It was just after noon. Next time it will be early in the morning with fog - could be sweet :-)
Lighting
Again, the lightning was not perfect, so I had to edit a little regarding that.
Equipment
Handheld with no flash. A Nikon D750 with my 400mm - it´s good to keep a distance :-)
Inspiration
I love animals. I love the look of this species.
Editing
Lightroom only, as Photoshop is to complicated for me :-( High contrast and sharpening is mainly what I did. Made it black and white, as there was to much green in the picture (grass)
In my camera bag
The Nikon D750 and the Tamron 24-70MM, as I like to travel relative light. Almost never have my Nikon 105mm with me, and not very often the Nikon AF-S 80–400mm. For pictures like this, the 400mm was a good thing.
Feedback
Depends on what you want in the frame. For sceneries, the 400mm is not the right choice. An animal like this; 2000pound, it´s good to have a relative long lens. When dealing with animals, always be aware of Your surroundings. It´s good to have an escape plan if something goes south. Always walk slowly, as you don´t want to scare the animals away.

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