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A long-horn highland cow, on baslow edge in the peak district.
Despite the dangerous looking horns they're actually quite friendly (i guess given the number of walkers around there they're quite used to humans now).

Got *loads* of photo of them - so photogenic!

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Long-horn
Username:sovietuk sovietuk
Uploaded:7 Aug 2007 - 9:53 AM
Tags:Baslow, Bovine, Cattle, Cow, Edge, Ginger, Heather, Highland, Horn, Horns, Horny, Landscape / travel, Long hair, Long horn, Moo, Peak district, Pets / captive animals, Pink, Purple, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:65
Voters:ian.daisley · Sep · piccy · ktcam · richardwheel · cantona43 · viscostatic · simon butterworth · fossilized · joze · daringdaphne · Davidmet · Pete67 · riprap007 · phil_j · Slaterm · Kim Walton · DaveU · jeanie · daviewat · Pete · vaughar · iajacks · chase · mrswoolybill · HowardA · wamp · daveg1969 · chris-p · ewanrayment · deejceej · MikeBonsall · _Helena_ · martinl · LesF · MarkT · franken · mattw · ericfaragh · stevebidmead · User_Removed · yemtrav · mickf1 · Consulo · JouŠo · User_Removed · javam · NevP · lifesnapper · Coleslaw · Nettles · AntHolloway · Barrynic · mrcal · cats_123 · Gary_Williams · Chriscj · keithh · phisher · A_Harrison · scott_jessuk · Carol_f · stanleyj · ian walker · redstag ·
Views:302
Unique Views:70

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Sep
Sep  81330 forum posts England
7 Aug 2007 - 9:58 AM

Great shot with loads of impact.
Joe

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ian.daisley
7 Aug 2007 - 9:58 AM

A familiar theme, but you've done it well.
Nice one.
Ian.

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richardwheel
7 Aug 2007 - 10:00 AM

fantastic capture,

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cantona43
cantona43 Plus Member 10920 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 10:00 AM

Excellent shot nice foreground dramatic sky and the pose of the cow looks like he is coming out of the shot very nice capture
neil

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viscostatic
7 Aug 2007 - 10:01 AM

This is beautiful. I like the low viewpoint and the way you have handled the exposure with detail in the sky as well as the foreground.

Phil.

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simon butterworth

Great sky, great image!

Simon

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ktcam
ktcam  10457 forum posts Scotland
7 Aug 2007 - 10:03 AM

Lovely image and a great perspective. Love the heather in the FG and the cows expression Smile
kate

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fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 - 10:07 AM

Dramatic shot. Low viewpoint works really well.

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daringdaphne
7 Aug 2007 - 10:09 AM

I like the perspective on this one, great animal in it's natural envirement.

well-done


(*.*)D.

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joze
joze  8 Slovenia
7 Aug 2007 - 10:09 AM

Beautiful image. Well done.
Rgds. Joze

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Pete67
Pete67  8 England
7 Aug 2007 - 10:14 AM

Great capture.

Pete M.

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phil_j
phil_j  9133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 10:15 AM

Great perspective.
Phil_j

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton Plus Member 11145 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 10:26 AM

This is one of the best---love the natural inviroment--heather and a grey sky.
We so often see them in green fields with a good sky .
Very well composed i`d be happy if this was mine!

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jeanie
jeanie Plus Member 115980 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 10:28 AM

Perfect amongst the heather Smile

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iajacks  9
7 Aug 2007 - 11:03 AM

the angle give a great sence of depth to the shot.

well composed ian

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8772 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1263 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 11:23 AM

There have been a few of these lately - this is a good 'un. Love the expression, eyes cast heavenwards, 'Oh God it's another EPZ member...'
Moira

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HowardA  8231 forum posts
7 Aug 2007 - 11:26 AM

Smashing colours and suits the wide angle treatment.
Howard

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wamp
wamp  9276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 11:43 AM

Very nice. The colours from the cow and the heather contrast nicely together and I like the fact it's looking straight at you

Sean

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ewanrayment
7 Aug 2007 - 12:03 PM

Incredible! Pleased to make it 30 - well done!

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deejceej  9 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 - 12:08 PM

Nice light and composition - great looking cow too.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 92322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 12:11 PM

Great shot.
Tom.

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_Helena_  8596 forum posts United States1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 12:59 PM

this photo has a ton of impact. great photograph!

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franken
franken Plus Member 123583 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 1:46 PM

Truly superb image!! I'm sure that everything else has been said.

Ken

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mattw  115189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 1:48 PM

Great use of a ultra wide lens - superb work!

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11123 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 2:46 PM

Nice use of the wide angle.

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7 Aug 2007 - 3:13 PM

Fab Grin

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yemtrav Plus Member 9yemtrav vcard England
7 Aug 2007 - 3:24 PM

Nice choice of angle and great light and colour. You must have been up close to get this.

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mickf1  9 England
7 Aug 2007 - 3:29 PM

Excellent image, angle and colours brilliant.
Mick

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JouŠo Plus Member 1156 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
7 Aug 2007 - 4:38 PM

a cracker!

Jouko

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User_Removed Junior Member 951 forum posts
7 Aug 2007 - 5:37 PM

Really nice shot. I love the lens effect.

Derek

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javam Plus Member 101085 forum postsjavam vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:04 PM

Great colours and detail. The expression on the cow combined with the low angle works well.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw  1013403 forum posts Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 7:31 PM

like that a lot

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Nettles  8 England
7 Aug 2007 - 7:57 PM

Brilliant capture.
Super colours and angle make a WOW of an image.
Just bought the same lens and now thanks to you I know what to do with it.
Excellent.
Annette

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cats_123 Plus Member 114361 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 9:44 PM

amazing

jeff

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Chriscj  996 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 10:18 PM

Woderful.


Chris

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keithh Plus Member 1123961 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 11:53 AM

clicked this way back......thought it might have had an extra award by way.

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ewanrayment
8 Aug 2007 - 12:30 PM

I thought it deserved an award too!

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sovietuk  9
8 Aug 2007 - 12:49 PM

Cheers for the comments and votes, i'm really pleased with how this one came out, at the time i was a bit gutted there wasn't much sun given the weather forecast had been for blue skies, but i think it worked in the shots favour anyway Smile

Would have liked some shots of the bull that was there too - great big ugly brute, but he didn't look like he was in the mood for photographs, what with him head-butting a tree for fun, so steered well clear!

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keithh Plus Member 1123961 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 2:35 PM

Never go near the big fella...those Baslow beast have killed in the past.....and I kid you not.

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ewanrayment
8 Aug 2007 - 5:27 PM

Now that would take cow pushing to a whole new level Wink

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sovietuk  9
8 Aug 2007 - 5:41 PM

gulp!
next time i'm dragging ewan along and he's wearing a red t-shirt Smile
Mind, with his insatiable appetite, i'd be worried if i was a cow...

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redstag Plus Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2007 - 8:28 AM

He looks very noble, excellent use of the angle, a brave shot, you must have got quite close.
Jon

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