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Curious Cows
Curious Cows
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Challenge: Free Study 2009-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Location: Leerdam, The Netherlands
Date: Apr 12, 2009
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals, Rural
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2009

These beautiful white cows came towards us when we parked our car next to the field in which they were grazing. They came close, but were wary of getting within touching distance. I think they were intrigued by the small black camera in my hands though.

Rotate, gamma curves, local contrast, saturation, crop, dodge, sharpen, resize.

There seem to be few submissions so far with the Panasonic LX-3, so I hope this one does ok (I would like a 5.6+). My Nikon D80 is a better photographic tool than the LX3, but the LX3 is so nice an portable! Really a take-it-anywhere. And much fun to use!

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Post-Challenge:
Thanks for all the great compliments! It was exciting to watch the score go up and down as the week went by. Almost got to a 7, before dropping at the end. :-) (And at least I got the "blue ribbon" for this model of camera.) Yay!

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 435
Avg (all users): 6.9301
Avg (commenters): 8.6923
Avg (participants): 6.8558
Avg (non-participants): 7.1282
Views since voting: 3190
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 143
Comments: 29
Favorites: 23 (view)


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11/18/2010 02:27:06 PM
lol!!! love it!!!
05/11/2009 10:28:05 AM
Way to get "best score" for your camera, wow.
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05/11/2009 12:45:49 AM
Thats awesome! Congrats on top 10!
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05/10/2009 01:35:27 PM
Reminds me so much of 21.gif mpeters shot, congrats on the score
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05/08/2009 11:12:08 PM
Well. If it were up to me to pass out ribbons -- this one would most definitely get one! Its the cutest thing ever! Congratulations on 6th place and far exceeding your expectations!

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05/08/2009 05:38:23 PM
Wow... amazing shot... I love the fact that the cows seem to be leaning in to the frame like a group of people might.
This is a great advert for the LX3 also to show what can be achieved...
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05/08/2009 02:37:41 PM
It really has something =)
05/08/2009 11:41:01 AM
This makes me smile. Congrats on Top TEN!
05/08/2009 06:13:59 AM
This image made me smile. I love cows and your image reminded me why. Thank you.
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05/08/2009 05:01:39 AM
Huge congrats on your fine score and placement with this! It truly is delightful. Thanks for the explanation on the depth of field, too!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2009 11:38:19 PM
I imagined this is pretty much how the Aliens felt when they landed back in the 40's in the middle of some pasture... Freakin hilarious shot. I love it, 8
05/07/2009 08:46:05 PM
I adore cow shots, this is one of the best I've seen, lovely light and they behaved themselves beautifully for you. Its quite a feeling being down that low to those big beasts, isn't it!
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05/07/2009 04:53:11 PM
This is amazing how you've captured everyone's attention! 8
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05/07/2009 03:45:56 PM
Love this image. I really like the character and stance of the cow on the left (of screen). That is what makes this image for me. He/She looks as if he/she are ready to bolt on outta there. Nice composition, great color, terrific light. A favorite of mine in this free study challenge.
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05/07/2009 02:43:35 PM
Still makes me laugh when I look at it :) 10
05/07/2009 12:49:13 PM
Love cows. These are adorable cows. I really like the angle you chose to approach these particular cows. And how did you get such nicely focused cows at these differing distances with what looks to be almost a wide angle?
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05/07/2009 02:14:00 AM
Great positions - do you do Bovine Choreography classes at night school ?
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05/05/2009 10:21:15 PM
I love this shot! It's great how all the cows are checking you out. The wide angle emphasizes that they're all leaning into the center to see. Lighting is nice too. Great, quirky shot! 9
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05/05/2009 02:08:14 PM
What a great view! A fave and a vote of...
05/04/2009 09:03:52 PM
Another image I'd love to capture! Great job, and an added bonus for them being all the same color.
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05/04/2009 10:33:35 AM
I like the perspective here. Nicely done.
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05/04/2009 05:51:27 AM
I actually laughed out loud when this popped on my screen. Well done.
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05/03/2009 10:56:25 AM
Hahaha! Love it! The composition is perfect!
05/02/2009 01:04:18 PM
Wonderful Capture!!!
05/02/2009 08:47:51 AM
Really nice image here. Sharp with alot of nice details.
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05/02/2009 01:13:04 AM
i am sooo diggin' thay photo. well done. 10
05/01/2009 10:05:09 PM
Funny and captured with a terrific sense of whimsy - cows are indeed curious creatures and it is well captured in this image. Very different and unigue - a solid image that is crisp, sharp and properly framed and composed - a technical success in every way. From an artistic standpoint, it has significant impact being richly colored with excellant detail. This image would have worked as a black and white as well. A perfect demonstration of the power of properly controlled light and focus. Well done.
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05/01/2009 03:55:49 AM
This image just makes me laugh, I love it. The composition is perfect for the point of view. Great focus. Great capture as each cow seems to have it's own "expression."
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05/01/2009 12:40:03 AM
I can't vote, but I just had to comment. Great camera angle, colors and use of light. Their expressions and stances gave me a laugh! Hope this does well!
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