DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Bovine Beauty with Earrings
Bovine Beauty with Earrings

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM for Canon
Location: pt reyes ca
Date: Feb 7, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Fashion, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2006

Well, I'm a city girl, so I took this with a looong lens. About the only processing on this one was dodging & burning to get the blacks and whites defined. Sharpen at the end of the process.

This was taken in dairy country out at Pt. Reyes Nat'l Seashore on a perfectly beautiful, if aromatic, day.

Place: 95 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.6077
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.3300
Avg (non-participants): 5.8624
Views since voting: 830
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 209
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

Please log in or register to add your comments!

09/19/2008 09:19:01 PM
Numbers challenge times 4!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/24/2006 03:44:46 PM
::: Critique Club ::: [The Saj]

First Impressions: MooooooOOoooooOOOO!!!!!!

Okay, I'm kinda fond of cows....they're very strange looking, but they have this contemplative look. Your shot's pretty decent cow shot but with room for improvement.


Composition: Good capture of pose. However, it is very centered and the body of the cow forms a "blob" on the left side. I believe a tighter crop to the right would help benefit this photo.

Subject: Cute title, the subject is a good choice and is presented in clarity.

Technical (Colour, focus, and light): Focus is good, the ear furr blurrs out in the background but still works. The shadow falling on the left ear tag creates a distracting element. Makes me wonder if a slightly angled approach could have removed said distracting element. The background is blurred fairly nicely but it comes across slightly noisy for some reason.

Creativity: Fun play with the title... ;-)


To improve?: Approaching from a different angle might help to remove shadow elements and make the photo less "centered". The eye on the left is also difficult to see.

Summary: Not a bad cow shot, but it misses the mark somewhat. Good detail on the furr and texture. Good expression. Nice coloring.


It is my hope that these insights are helpful, and constructive. If you have any questions regarding this critique, please feel free to PM me. Also feel free to PM me with any feedback on this critique. And please remember to mark it "Helpful" if you found it so.

- Jason "The Saj"
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2006 08:07:21 PM
I like the earrings, nice accessorizing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/14/2006 09:21:22 PM
Ohhhhhh. . . what a beautiful cow portrait! She is such a beauty! Her fur looks velvety, and the greens of the grass make a great bokeh background. I happen to love cow pictures, so this one has that extra emotional appeal that makes me vote very high :) 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/14/2006 12:11:49 AM
Oh, she's a beauty alright.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/13/2006 02:47:13 PM
That cow's got Bling ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/13/2006 01:11:14 AM
Don't have a cow, man. ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/13/2006 12:41:49 AM
Great comp and use of negative space. DOF works really well too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2023 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Current Server Time: 02/03/2023 01:59:44 AM EST.