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"I Won't MOOOOOOOOVE, Don't Make Me"

By RonnieAG
Just 2 ordinary documentary shots today.
A young Highland bull calf at the City of Glasgow's Highland Cattle Show, somewhat reluctant to cooperate, digging in it's hooooooooves, and refusing to be paraded round the ring.
In V 2 the judge looks on from a distance.
When I saw these images first, the song "I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me" came to mind and I have loosely reinterpreted it for my title.

My thanks to all for the kind comments on Gladiolus........2, glad I didn't bin it after all: and special thank you to Pam {mashwood10} for her User Award.
And also a big thank you to Jocelia for her User Award for The Gaze.


Tags: General Highland cattle Highland bull City of Glasgow Cattle show

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Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
19 Sep 2012 12:17AM
Not a good day for the young bulls handler Ronnie. The old saying "Not working with kids and animals" comes to mind....Derek

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Sep 2012 12:25AM
Cattle judging-- Unique images--- Looks like fun!
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
19 Sep 2012 12:30AM
No carrott Ronnie but a big stick .
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 12:41AM
Great images Ronnie.
I've been taking photos of our local Aricultural Show for past two years
so can identify with this completely.
It's amazing these young people can handle the heavy animals so well.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Sep 2012 3:11AM
Two well taken images. Cute cows/bulls.......Sandy
19 Sep 2012 3:54AM
Great images. It reminds me of a friend taking her dog for a pull, because that's all she did! Animals have a mind of their own sometimes! I love the bemused look on the judge's face in v2!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 4:36AM
In your world off photography Ronnie, there is no such thing as 'Two ordinary shots', both images are wonderful, each displaying both charm and reasoning. Image number one certainly shows a great deal of strength and stubbiness, whilst number no is a rather more 'blase' carefree, lets get on with it manner.


Regards Nathan
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Sep 2012 5:52AM
He's rather beautiful, Ronnie, looks like he's going to be a stubborn old so-and-so when he reaches maturity Smile Carol
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
19 Sep 2012 6:51AM
I love your title,and no they will not moove if they have decided,they have a mind of their own.
Two great images and I am sure that the owner wished she had stayed home unless she won.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
19 Sep 2012 7:32AM
Don't you just love it when animals refuse to cooperate, I do. 2 cracking shots here Ronnie. That poor girl in 2 looks like she would like to give it a good kick up the backside Grin.
Now I will have that damn song in my head all day, it is buzzing away in the bg just now! But I only know the 1 line!!!!!!
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 7:41AM
Ha ha made me smile.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Sep 2012 7:42AM
Many years ago I covered a cattle show for the local rag.
Some of my shots were quit similar to this, and I was soooo dissapointed when they only published the boring prize winner shots.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 7:48AM
love these cattle shows and would have enjoyed being there immensely, two great captures and so well timed
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 8:12AM
Love it!
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
19 Sep 2012 8:14AM
Super candid Ronnie ~ love the expressions on the spectator's faces. Great title and an ideal pic for a caption competition

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 8:14AM
Two good documentary shots here Ronnie - what lovely cattle too!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 8:58AM
gorgeous beasts ...
but why do the carers wear white dust coats
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
19 Sep 2012 9:12AM
well spotted and captured Ronnie
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
19 Sep 2012 9:35AM
Raised smiles with on-lookers, judge and imdeed myself! Highland Cattle are such lovely, gentle animals but clearly have wills of their own too!! Love both image but especially V1.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Sep 2012 10:09AM
Just needs a bit of moootivation. Guess there's no problem with mootion blur here. Well seen and humerous capture, Ronnie, and still taken with consideration for composition.

Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
19 Sep 2012 10:18AM
Quite lovely Ronnie and cuties, whether they move or not………Jocelia…….
Tibetan 6 3 England
19 Sep 2012 10:24AM
Great title! Ronnie, nice clear shots both and amusing too! what more could you want, nice like both regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
19 Sep 2012 10:49AM
not much yuo cna do if a lump that size does not want to move brought a smile

Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 12:04PM
Determined he wasn't going anywhere until he wanted to. Really gave me a laugh Ronnie. Two good record shots.
You can take a wee coo tae the merket but ye cannae mak it show aff.


great newsy capture.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Sep 2012 2:10PM
Two great 'fun' shots, Ronnie! It certainly does look rather obstinate Smile Love your title, too! Grin
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
19 Sep 2012 2:51PM
Good timing Ronnie. You could have been anywhere else on the show ground but yet you came away with a red rosette.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 3:59PM
Brilliant Ronnie, can see those eyes are focused on you!!!
just love both these, and just shows ...
again... how versatile that you are
9 10 10 England
19 Sep 2012 4:40PM
The unrehearsed bits are always good to watch and you've captured this action - or lack of it! - superbly.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
19 Sep 2012 5:26PM
Great to view Ronnie, you cannot get them to do every thing you want.


19 Sep 2012 5:40PM
Stubborn !! Me thinks Smile well spotted and captured Ronnie
19 Sep 2012 5:57PM
Ha ha, great stuff Ronnie, and if I didn't know better, I'd swear they where Female Wink

John Smile
19 Sep 2012 5:59PM
Great expression on the bull's face.
bill33 Plus
7 36 1 Scotland
19 Sep 2012 7:45PM
I'm glad it's not me trying to pull these animal's around the ring Ronnie, wonderful capture of your visit here, Bill.
19 Sep 2012 8:15PM
Well caught stunning animal
19 Sep 2012 8:38PM
interesting shot, lovely Ronnie
19 Sep 2012 10:16PM
Great shots Ronnie, love the title.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Sep 2012 7:33PM
Two amusing images of this beligerant bullcalf digging in his heels and refusing to co-operate

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