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Dairy King
Dairy King
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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Weld County, CO
Date: Aug 22, 2005
Aperture: 9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2005

Watched this young Holstein bull tossing dirt at flies awhile and decided to get in closer. Could have been using the 70-300mm (shot at 29mm), but oh well, I grew up a Hick and have alot of experience with cattle and bulls. Not TOO scared. :)
Got, at the closest, within 3 feet of this one. It is obvious he could have stepped over or through the fence if he wanted, he only pawed the ground and snorted at me, though.
Got lucky and got off two shots of this pose, when he turned.

Statistics
Place: 49 out of 284
Avg (all users): 5.6232
Avg (commenters): 6.5172
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.7876
Views since voting: 966
Views during voting: 563
Votes: 406
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 11:53:08 PM
surreal. almost looks like a diarama.
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08/30/2005 10:54:33 PM
nice effect of the sun through the trees!
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08/30/2005 10:25:43 PM
The best cow (bull) shot of the lot.
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08/29/2005 09:12:02 PM
The sky on this picture is really incredible.
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08/29/2005 11:19:37 AM
I love the shot, the coloring is amazing!
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08/27/2005 11:30:16 AM
the sun takes away from the cow
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08/26/2005 11:53:04 PM
this image is kinda wierd. Not sure if this is the look that was intended but it just doesn't appeal to me.
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08/26/2005 06:13:08 PM
Dairy King? That's a bull! I fail to see the relation.
08/26/2005 03:07:59 PM
IKsn't this a bull?
Where are the titties???? OMG
08/26/2005 12:12:57 AM
An engaging shot, even the cow can't take his eyes off the morning sun.
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08/25/2005 08:20:32 PM
This could be an awesome picture. But, I don't lke the sun spot. It draws your attention away from the main subject and also causes you to cringe. I almost tried to block out the sun.
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08/25/2005 02:58:57 PM
Nice colours and the sun is good. Pity about the wire - not much you can do about it mind!!
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08/25/2005 07:13:54 AM
Maybe a queen... :) Nice lightning
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08/24/2005 11:14:15 PM
I love the sunlight in this!
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08/24/2005 11:13:15 PM
He's handsome.
08/24/2005 09:41:53 PM
nice photo!
08/24/2005 09:25:15 PM
WOW! Lots of color! Cool.
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08/24/2005 07:54:21 PM
The clouds are too blown out and the cow is a bit dark - I think you picked to large a contrast across the picture to pull it off. The fence wire is also a distraction.
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08/24/2005 07:19:36 PM
This is one of my favorite of the cow shots entered in the challenge. Well done!
08/24/2005 06:18:37 PM
I like the title, very fitting. He does indeed look like a king, surveying his fields. I like the colors in the sky as well.
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08/24/2005 04:19:17 PM
The flare of the sun is a bit bright, but I still like the shot. It has almost a surreal sense to it.
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08/24/2005 03:27:34 PM
Beautiful colors and landscape. I really like this shot. Too bad in this challenge that you couldn't edit out the fence and the light flare on the bull's foreleg. Sadly, if people catch it, this is a bull and no milk from him so they might count down for that, knowing how DPC'ers like challenge exactness. Scores a 10 for me, though.
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08/24/2005 11:14:12 AM
I really like the light coming through the trees...adds something to this pic.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/24/2005 11:01:03 AM
amongst all the stupid cow portraits yours is really great. bravo.8.
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08/24/2005 08:23:22 AM
amazing, one of my favourite in this challenge
08/24/2005 07:27:13 AM
Now if you're going to shoot a cow, this is teh way to do it. The light and clarity of the scene is stunning. I am wondering what a fill flash on the cow would have done to its white bits
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08/24/2005 06:04:21 AM
you know, that caption would have fitted to a tee if you had caught that flare from the sun behind the cows head. still though a nice picture
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08/24/2005 05:40:08 AM
The fence ruins the composition, otherwise it would be a very nice shot.
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08/24/2005 01:11:08 AM
clever.. bulls do not have milk but they truely are milk kings;-)
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08/24/2005 12:15:54 AM
soo vibrant...good luck
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