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I took this at Easter while up in Scotland and just 'refound' it - I've given it a bit of extra processing to bring out the grittiness. Thanks for looking - comments and criticisms are welcome.
Many thanks to KingBee for his UA for Zambian Schoolchildren. Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Apr 2013 - 3:23 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The scratching post
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:7 Nov 2013 - 1:53 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Highland cattle, Highland cow, Landscape / travel, Pets / captive animals, Scotland
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marktc
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7 Nov 2013 - 1:57 PM

Fab shot Ann, very nice indeed

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barbarahirst
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7 Nov 2013 - 2:11 PM

I guess he had an itch!!!

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ColleenA
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7 Nov 2013 - 2:11 PM

What a wonderful image, he sure looks like he found the itch...great photography Ann

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7 Nov 2013 - 2:35 PM

I love it!


Alan

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mikbee
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7 Nov 2013 - 2:40 PM

Good shot Ann.
But here in Scotland we do not call it a Highland Cow.
It is a Highland Coo !!
Mick.

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morpheus1955
7 Nov 2013 - 2:40 PM

Superb shot Ann, fantastic detail and colours, love it

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7 Nov 2013 - 2:45 PM

Brilliant !!!!

Ali

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AnneWorner
7 Nov 2013 - 2:45 PM

Come on, scratch my chin!

Anne

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EMJAYCEE
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7 Nov 2013 - 2:54 PM

Love your work on this, and I bet the original was pretty cool too.
Joan.

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AnnChown
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7 Nov 2013 - 2:56 PM


Quote: But here in Scotland we do not call it a Highland Cow.
It is a Highland Coo !!
Mick.

Smile I stand corrected Mick... I'd better start practising as I'm heading north of the border on Saturday... Smile

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7 Nov 2013 - 2:56 PM

Very well processed, Ann, a super image. Carol

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danbrann
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7 Nov 2013 - 3:02 PM

That is some animal Ann and you have portrayed it very well indeed.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good eye and hair contact, not mention those horns...good processing good job

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mrswoolybill
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7 Nov 2013 - 3:12 PM

Love this, reminds me of kids who have such long fringes that they have to tilt their heads to see out. The way the angle of the head balances that of the horizon is pure serendipity.
Moira

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7 Nov 2013 - 3:26 PM

Excellent capture Ann, great detail,
Fred.

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7 Nov 2013 - 3:27 PM

Love the pose Ann!

Ken

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achieverswales

Awesome expression Ann.

Regards

Trev.

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Daisymaye
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7 Nov 2013 - 3:44 PM

Love seeing him cure that itch. Excellent work and capture.

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WhiteRose1
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7 Nov 2013 - 3:52 PM

Bliss!!GrinGrin Well captured with a strong crop and eye contact, Ann.

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7 Nov 2013 - 4:12 PM

Talk about the whites of the eyes, a really special capture Ann.
Carole

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helenlinda
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7 Nov 2013 - 5:06 PM

There's nothing like scratching where its itching SmileSmile
Great capture Ann
Helen

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7 Nov 2013 - 5:20 PM

Great AnnSmile

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7 Nov 2013 - 5:22 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed, captured and crafted composition with great colour, detail and huge Highland charm Ann.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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7 Nov 2013 - 5:57 PM

What a GREAT expression Ann, a once in a Lifetime shot.

John Smile

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7 Nov 2013 - 6:19 PM

When Hamish needs a scratch the nearest thing does just right.
Have you never had a scratch getting out of bed?

Thought not.

Dougie

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7 Nov 2013 - 6:35 PM


Quote: When Hamish needs a scratch the nearest thing does just right.
Have you never had a scratch getting out of bed?

Thought not.

Dougie

I couldn't possibly say Dougie.... BlushSmile

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7 Nov 2013 - 6:58 PM

Great composition, Ann - love the facial expression!Smile

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7 Nov 2013 - 7:06 PM

This really stands out from the crowd and the processing has brought out all the lovely detail.
x

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pamelajean
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7 Nov 2013 - 8:27 PM

It looks as if he is enjoying that!

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7 Nov 2013 - 8:37 PM

Great pose and shot Ann..Lin

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LynneJoyce
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7 Nov 2013 - 8:40 PM

Aaaaaaaah, if I had been there I would have done the scratching to order for this lovely beast. A super endearing shot.

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7 Nov 2013 - 9:33 PM

A class act!
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7 Nov 2013 - 10:35 PM

Beautiful detail in this fine image Ann!

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8 Nov 2013 - 8:40 AM

A lovely coo!

Regards.

Bob

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8 Nov 2013 - 10:31 PM


Quote: There's nothing like scratching where its itching SmileSmile
Great capture Ann
Helen

I do agree.

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annettep38
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9 Nov 2013 - 7:55 AM

Now can you scratch on top of my head please ?
Well observed and that expression is priceless !

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9 Nov 2013 - 9:35 AM

Agree with Annette - the expression on its face makes this.

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9 Nov 2013 - 3:37 PM

A stunning composition, Ann, wonderful colours and texture, a real cracker.
Well done.
Darryl. Smile x

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9 Nov 2013 - 10:23 PM

This is so well caught Ann....just love it! Ann.

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10 Nov 2013 - 6:13 AM

Ohhh...the processing works a TREAT, Ann.

Gooorgeous bovine portraiture SmileSmileSmile

Andrew

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10 Nov 2013 - 1:37 PM

Very funny, and beautifully taken and processed Ann.
Rende

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10 Nov 2013 - 2:29 PM

Great shot.... love these cowsGrinGrin
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gingerdelight
10 Nov 2013 - 3:34 PM

Brilliant capture!
Carol

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17 Nov 2013 - 10:58 AM

Superb shot. paul

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3 Dec 2013 - 10:07 PM

A terrific portrait of this hairy beast, what an expression you've captured!

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28 Jan 2014 - 11:29 PM

Great capture!
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