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Dinner On The Hoof
Ja-9


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Challenge: Farm Animals (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2017 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 USD DI for Nikon
Location: Adel, Georgia
Date: Aug 22, 2017
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2017

DSC_0239 2017 08 22

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Haha...Thank you for all the lovely comments on this photo...

What I'm laughing at is that I finally found some farm animals on our camping trip coming back from the Solar Eclipse in Georgia. We stopped and I clicked off a few shots. Whooping to get their attention. This beauty turned toward me (probably thinking...great another tourist!!!) while all the others must have heard the dinner bell as they were all heading out of the field.

I'm very pleased and surprised at my score. Thank you again!!!

Oh, and as to the cropping. I really lost the "feel" when I cropped down to a portrait. So I choose a more open crop for grass/lighting and cow. Mind you it was what I originally had in mind for this shot especially since I missed her rear end!!! lol

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 38
Avg (all users): 6.7031
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.7727
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 494
Views during voting: 132
Votes: 64
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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08/31/2017 09:52:35 AM
expertly done.
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08/31/2017 08:47:14 AM
congrats on 5th place, this was one of my 10s, I loved the expression
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08/30/2017 05:01:59 PM
Mighty fine cow! Congrats
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08/30/2017 11:04:37 AM
Congratulations on the HM, Janine. Lovely cow and lighting.
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08/30/2017 09:47:38 AM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that meets the challenge fully

Congratulations for your high score and placing Janine. What a magnificent beast. Technically the shot has perfect DOF and is equally well focused so that the animal stands out nicely from the soft background together with good detail where it matters. Your chosen crop has been commented upon and whilst I donít have major issues with it I think I would have preferred a portrait orientation with it cropped just behind the front foreleg together with more grass at the base.
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08/30/2017 09:34:24 AM
Congrats on the HM, Janine.
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08/30/2017 07:06:02 AM
Congrats on the HM. I'm hoping the dinner is the grass and not the cow!
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08/30/2017 05:48:24 AM
Woot! Congrats - Top Five. I really like the DOF on this. Well done!
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08/30/2017 03:50:53 AM
Moohoo!!! Well done Janine - this is a mighty fine cow photo. Congrats!
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08/30/2017 12:47:53 AM
Big CONGRATULATIONS to you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2017 09:46:52 PM
Oh! My favorite of the challenge!


So sharp... great DOF.... expression is fabulous... and then.. there's that perfect grass.

Kudos to you!
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08/27/2017 03:46:59 PM
Nice soft light on the ears. Maybe a little more dodge on the eyes would have brought them out better.
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08/25/2017 03:34:40 PM
Beautifully backlit. This should do well.
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08/25/2017 09:39:56 AM
Look at those sweet eyes, how could you say that! I like this one a lot but I think the composition could have been better with the whole cow or just a portrait shot. 8
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08/25/2017 09:02:36 AM
What a majestic beauty. Perfect DOF too
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08/24/2017 09:01:25 PM
nice edit! just my opinion but I feel the cow should have been cropped either head and front shoulder, or whole cow showing.
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08/24/2017 09:07:47 AM
How can you say that to that sweet face? Not sure about the crop here. It seems odd to me. The light is lovely, though.
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08/23/2017 05:24:15 PM
This is fantastic. I'd give you a 9, but you cut her in half - I feel like a full body shot would have been better, but an easy 8 nonetheless.
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08/23/2017 05:22:47 AM
Shot like a pro. Just the right DOF in the grassy fields, great composition, and just a mighty fine photo. Top pick, this will take the blue I reckon.
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08/23/2017 01:36:06 AM
You share the liking for a good steak s well.....

VOTE 7
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