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I was driving through the flattest and lowest part of Friesland yesterday (I think it was actually below sea level) when I spotted a herd of Highland cattle. I just had to stop and take some shots. Maybe my Scottish friends can reciprocate by posting some black and white Friesians climbing the Cairngorms Wink

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony NEX-5N
Lens:Sony 18-55mm.
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Apr 2013 - 2:55 PM
Focal Length:54mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Highland in Lowland
Username:Rende Rende
Uploaded:11 Apr 2013 - 10:01 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:73
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

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KurtSkeels
KurtSkeels e2 Member 111095 forum postsKurtSkeels vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:03 AM

Nice portrait!

leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
11 Apr 2013 - 10:09 AM

Three excellent captures. I wonder how they can seeGrinGrinGrin
Effrossini

franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:12 AM

Excellent set here Rende.

Ken.

ps, I had a head of hair like that in the 60'sSmile

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:27 AM

Beautiful photography Rende

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Apr 2013 - 10:50 AM

I love these photos Rende !! They are my absolute favourite breed of cattle !

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:58 AM

kinda hairy then ?????????

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 11:00 AM

Wonderful images!!

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 11:01 AM

Not what you would expect in the low lands Rende, good details and tones.
V3 has a nice balance
Regards Richard

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Apr 2013 - 11:20 AM

Super images Rende, V3 a slight favourite,
Fred.

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 11:21 AM

Three great images, Rende of these wonderful beasts!

****

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 11:34 AM

Super detail. V2 for me

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 11:51 AM

Love their long coats - v3 is my favourite SmileSmile

"Maybe my Scottish friends can reciprocate by posting some black and white Friesians climbing the Cairngorms Wink" - this made me smile WinkWink

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:09 PM

Two fine head shots, Rende, but the composition, crop, and low pov makes v3 my winner.

Dave

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:34 PM

Great images, although knowing what I'm like I'd have been searching through the dung for the beetles etc Blush

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:53 PM

There's not many Friesians in the Cairngorms I'm thinking, certainly not climbing.
Love these shaggy big cattle, but the do smell hellish up close.

Dougie

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 1:33 PM

Probably the most attractive cows there is. You've captured 3 fine shots Rende. V1 is my favourite.......Sandy

johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 2:13 PM

A great capture Rende, they are out of place in Holland and without any hills , Love V2, the blind Cow...John

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 2:30 PM

Out of place but they look like they belong!

They try to raise the Highland Cow here in southern Pennsylvania, but it is way to warm in the summer--- just keeping a few as pets, and/or novelties---

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9193 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 4:11 PM

Great set of shots. I think these are the coolest looking cows around.
Ty

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64541 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 4:52 PM

Impressive beasts.

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 - 5:56 PM

Lovely set (and super title!) Smile

P.

pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
11 Apr 2013 - 6:54 PM

Super images. Love V3 Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 6:56 PM

Wonderful images !
George

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 7:05 PM

It would have been such a shame not to stop Rende, this is a great set. - gary

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 9:05 PM

2 excellent close-ups Rende - V3 appears to be a panoramic but does not open fully in large view. It's cut off both ends. !!!!!!
Brian.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 7:31 AM

Lol! I don't have any friesans but I too got some pics of Highland cattle while in Scotland. What a find in your country!
Ann

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 9:12 AM

Thanks for info Rende - V3 looks good Large.Smile
Brian.

Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 12:40 PM

Superb set Rende - I love them - v2 is stunning.

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 2:03 PM

All three are strong images Rende but V1 is my favourite. This has a very good composition using the negative space to the right but I think the image would be much stronger if you cropped up from the bottom to get rid of the cattle/trees in the distance. Its too small to add context and just distracts the eye. Very good though.
Derek

Last Modified By derekhansen at 12 Apr 2013 - 2:05 PM
Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:02 PM

Thanks for your valued suggestion Derek. That little line of cattle is my favourite part of the image, but maybe it is too subtle to come across as I meant it. I kind of saw the cow haughtily turn away from that tiny flat part of Holland and yearn for the majestic Highlands Smile
Rende

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 8:34 PM

Fantastic image
Jim

gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
13 Apr 2013 - 1:17 AM

La composición de la fotografía es perfecta.

debu
debu  4 India
13 Apr 2013 - 3:46 AM

Lovely set of images.
debu

SeveGarcia
13 Apr 2013 - 10:31 AM

Loving these, especially the first one

Andyf

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 1:04 PM

Magnificent beasts, great captures Rende.
Made me smile too.

B. Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 8:57 PM

A terrific portrait of this horny and hairy beast, I like all versions

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8799 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1613 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 10:02 PM

Love these magnificent beasts, and V2 is my favourite, all very good captures though, glad you stopped.

maggietear
13 Apr 2013 - 11:50 PM

Bad hair day!!? Great postion in the frame, especially with the small cattle in the background.
Maggie

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