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Bart March 28, 2016
Excellent take Bonita,
 
MichelleAnnHarrison March 30, 2018
Nice capture

Herdwork



Time for yearly vaccines and sorting - the cows know the routine and come thundering in.
Time for yearly vaccines and sorting - the cows know the routine and come thundering in.
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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken at a farm in North Georgia
Time
It was late morning - we were working on the farm's schedule
Lighting
No extra lighting
Equipment
This was taken with my first digital camera! Nikon D80 handheld. I have a D4 now, tho my D80 holds my lensbaby and I'll still take it out and play with it.
Inspiration
I worked as a vet tech with a large animal vet for 9 years and he was happy for me to take out my camera and take photos of what we were doing when I wasn't actively involved in the work. I have some amazing moments of that time captured for posterity! He would sometimes stop the truck suddenly and say "There's a picture there somewhere!" He was rarely looking at the road, his attention was always on the fields and animals in them!
Editing
This was processed mainly in lightroom - I did pop it into photoshop as there was a couple of colourful, unnecessary things in the background to be removed.
In my camera bag
Nowadays my Nikon D4 goes everywhere with me - I have several lenses I like - an 80-200 for versatility, 90 for portraits and it's great for macro too, my trusty 50 and I have an older 300 with an extender on it to try and catch more distant things (one day I'll have a mega lens to drool over). I recently got a spider holster as I was finding this a lot to lug about and I don't notice the weight when they are on my hips - also that frees me up to carry other things:)
Feedback
Get to know your local farmers and ask permission first. Some of them are touchy about photographers lurking around trying to take photos 'cos of PETA and other similar groups. If they know you just want to get good country farm shots embodying the beauty of our farm animals they are happy to share their lifestyle. Of course you can lean over a fence and get great shots - but if you want to capture farm life get to know the locals :)

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