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Please Not Again

By jaspernina  
Another departure from my usual images.

After following the news this week, thought I'd go out and take a few images of these wonderful creatures, which a lot of us take for granted, and hope we do not return to the same horrific events of 2001.

Please view large if you have the time.

Thank you for taking time to comment on my previous uploads.

Take care.
Stephen

Tags: Farm Close-up and macro Pembrokeshire Cattle Bulls Pets and captive animals Beef cattle Wildlife and nature

Voters: NeilM, newy17, stevebidmead and 131 more

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newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 8:45PM
large is superb ste,superb detail well captured and presented.
ian

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NeilM 9 England
11 Aug 2007 8:48PM
excellent image.
I also hope we never go back to those days of 2001, we lost all our stock & it was a most horrific experience.

Neil
Great capture Stephen, lovely detail and colour.
Steve
chodge987 9 20 Scotland
11 Aug 2007 8:54PM
Now that is one well groomed bull Smile like the subtle tones and composition

Chris
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 8:57PM
super portrait,well done
ian
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
11 Aug 2007 9:07PM
Love the light and tones Stephen.Very different.
Tom.
fossilized 11 79 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 9:07PM
Impressive portrait of an impressive bull.
11 Aug 2007 9:12PM
Cracking image nice work.
Madusa1.
11 Aug 2007 9:17PM
Excellent capture Stephen, plenty of detail,
Fred.
Goofydog 9 6 England
11 Aug 2007 9:18PM
Emotive image, Awesome beast.
great shot.
firzhugh 11 13 New Zealand
11 Aug 2007 9:44PM
great capture, very nice detail and tones
MickS 11 23 14 England
11 Aug 2007 9:52PM
Watcha Stephan,
excellent shot, really captured the strength and texture.
best
Mick
katem 10
11 Aug 2007 9:57PM
splendid bull, hope he is safe
blackbird 9 159 15 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 9:57PM
beautiful light and tones
crimp 9 England
11 Aug 2007 10:11PM
Excellent image!
Kelly
11 Aug 2007 10:41PM
A beautiful capture Stephen, and great treatment.
Excellent
Annette
11 Aug 2007 11:18PM
Not keen on cows. my cousin as a child would let the cows out to frighten me. But a nice shot with great detail.
Patsy
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
11 Aug 2007 11:59PM
No so sure about large-- considering the ring in the nose-- probably a bull-- An exceptionally well done portrait!

Jennnnnn
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
12 Aug 2007 1:18AM
the darkness of the image works incredibly well
Dianna
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
12 Aug 2007 1:41AM
Excellent capture! The dark treatment on this is great!
Ty
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
12 Aug 2007 1:49AM
He looks to be a magnificent specimen.
Large is very good, shows off his coat to perfection.
Hilary
imagio 9 12 1 England
12 Aug 2007 8:19AM
Excellent image the dark BG works a treat

Bernie
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 8:23AM
thankfully it sounds as though it's been contained, we really don't want a repeat of that.
A lovely beast, well captured,
Chris.
piccy 10 8 Wales
12 Aug 2007 8:48AM
I like the lighting on him.
Freda
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 9:39AM
Fantastic large
Makes you want to reach out and stroke him!
Such wonderful texture
Helen
12 Aug 2007 10:00AM
Tones are perfect Stephen, excellent
12 Aug 2007 10:06AM
Very nice, sort of intimate feel, great shot.
Ian
12 Aug 2007 10:10AM
Great work.
Paul
12 Aug 2007 10:38AM
i love this
is is fab
love bull
detail and colour great
well taken more more please
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
12 Aug 2007 10:57AM
cracking shot, great detail
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
12 Aug 2007 11:03AM
Wonderful lighting!
Rende
fatmod 10 22 England
12 Aug 2007 11:21AM
love the lighting
argh22 9 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 12:05PM
This is so good! The lighting is perfect.
Anna
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
12 Aug 2007 12:49PM
He looks like a prize winner....fine coloring too.
thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
12 Aug 2007 1:09PM
He's a cracker,great dof and detail,i hope everything returns to normal for everyone and the animals and life returns to normal for the farmers.Take care.AnnSmile
Hoffy Plus
11 262 16 England
12 Aug 2007 1:57PM
Love this, what a fine portrait
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
12 Aug 2007 2:39PM
Brilliant.
Gets the message across.
kinfatric 11 550 9 Scotland
12 Aug 2007 2:56PM
great toning and crop
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
12 Aug 2007 3:03PM
An excellent portrait of this magnificent beast
QPinky 10
12 Aug 2007 4:45PM
love the coat detail...
i agree with the rest.. the lighting sure bring out the coat of the animal...

Junior
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robway 11 318 Wales
12 Aug 2007 5:21PM
You have made a common farm animal into a beautiful image.
John
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
12 Aug 2007 6:09PM
From the title, I thought you were referring to 'his duties' LOL Wink

Belting shot Stephen, wherever did you find such a handsome creature??? Smile

Cheers!

Fran x
janty66 9 3 England
12 Aug 2007 6:21PM
Wonderful portrait, love it..
jaspernina 9 1.0k Wales
12 Aug 2007 6:47PM
Thank you for your comments on this one. I really appreciate them.

Regards

Stephen
12 Aug 2007 6:48PM
What a stunning portrait of a beautiful animal!
Johanna
RoddBC 10 40 United States
12 Aug 2007 7:13PM
I really the tones in the shot Stephen! Excellent work.

Rodd
Wibbles 9 1 England
12 Aug 2007 7:47PM
This is a gorgeous photo! Nicely done... Smile
Topo 9 England
12 Aug 2007 7:54PM
beautiful image - love the tones, gives it a softness. Agree with the sentiment too - we were on a smallholding in Newport Pembs the last time, all holding our breath ! very bad for business though
Mandi
This an excellent shot, the bull seems to emerge from the wonderful light. JNC
daringdaphne 12 82 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 9:56PM
I too think this is a wonderful shot!!!!Your words brought tears to my eye too.

Take care
Daphne
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2007 6:05AM
what a great shot, love the lighting
chris
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
13 Aug 2007 8:18AM
A Magnifecent beast and presented in a First Class manner.

Rock
MandsH 9 England
13 Aug 2007 8:32AM
Great shot looks like the pose is just for you
Mandy
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
13 Aug 2007 9:48AM
Great composition and superb lighting make this a winner!


Ken
Cabit 9 104 England
13 Aug 2007 11:06AM
Cracking shot, very moody, nice one.
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
13 Aug 2007 11:27AM
Excellent shot. Love the dark BG.
Andy
Possum 9 148 England
13 Aug 2007 12:41PM
Nicely lit, and I like the soft feel to this.
Allie
graff 9 2 France
13 Aug 2007 12:50PM
a moody beast. How much is created 'in situ' by the snap taken originally and much is honed by the computer? If so what software is you using. The tonality is super here.
foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
13 Aug 2007 2:54PM
An excellent image Stephen with super detail and lighting.Great shot.
Pete.
AlanBW 10 20 England
13 Aug 2007 4:04PM
Excellent tones and lighting; I agree with your sentiments
JudeC 9 6 3 England
13 Aug 2007 6:47PM
Great shot - lovely animal - JudeC
trissie 10 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2007 6:50PM
A brilliant capture Stephen, beautiful light.

Trish
13 Aug 2007 9:41PM
Wow your photography is amazing!!!!!! Smile Awesome job!!!
SueTurner 11 81 3 England
13 Aug 2007 9:52PM
excellent shot, and like the treatment/toning you have done to this as well
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
14 Aug 2007 2:05AM
Good lighting.
I concur with your sentiments.
Brian
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 11:51AM
good work

di
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
14 Aug 2007 2:48PM
Well done .
Mike
15 Aug 2007 10:08AM
Great shot!
danbrann Plus
11 616 17
15 Aug 2007 11:30AM
a simple subject done well.
15 Aug 2007 2:51PM
Excellent image.

Alison
pmaclll 10 5 Scotland
15 Aug 2007 6:39PM
The look says it all, nice tones, a cracker
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
15 Aug 2007 7:01PM
almost 100 and well deserved!

Grand image!

Jouko
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2007 10:42PM
Fantastic image,great work here.


Mo.
SuperRoo 9 63 2 Australia
16 Aug 2007 11:36AM
All been said above... great shot!!! Smile

Paul
Portknockie 11 48 Scotland
16 Aug 2007 12:33PM
Great shot and sentiment...

Don
mrswoolybill Plus
9 932 1464 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2007 12:38PM
Lovely title, lovely eyes. Plus that coat is so tactile, I can feel it from here.
Moira
S_Boulding 9 72 England
17 Aug 2007 9:39AM
There stunning. I just love cows/bulls. Infact im getting 2 cows lol Smile

bless him and his nose ring. There such powerfull animals. Your photo really compliments them.
KKmoments 10 12 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2007 10:43AM
Stunning... tones and detail are amazing. Karen
panda 12 5 1 England
17 Aug 2007 3:56PM
Like the low-key approach, nice image.

Regards Phil
Dotrob 10 Wales
17 Aug 2007 8:37PM
Super shot, lovely colour tones, and detail of this fabulous Bull.
Dot
GlenD 9 United States
18 Aug 2007 12:15PM
Oh yeah Stephen, Excellent work my friend
Glen
the texutres are amazing
dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 1:24PM
Stunning photo..the texture is awesome as is the expression!
Di
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
19 Aug 2007 8:06PM
AWESOME
balveda 12 124 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 9:13PM
a very good portrait.

Michael
20 Aug 2007 12:21PM
An absolute stunner! you have done this sooooo well! I LOVE the tones in this and the wonderful composition! Deserving I would have thought of an even higher award! Very well done Stephen! Click*
Karen
martyn_b 10 20 1
20 Aug 2007 9:03PM
great tones.cheers martyn
21 Aug 2007 12:19PM
fantastic shot. phenomenal lighting technique Smile
21 Aug 2007 3:19PM
Love this one too. The lighting couldn't be bettered.
ramshots 8 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2007 7:06AM
Great lighting - looks like a studio portrait.
23 Aug 2007 12:35AM
Fantastic !

David
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2007 2:09PM
Fabulous shot,texture and detail spot on
13 Oct 2007 6:23PM
Wow, i like this , i love your caption to!! lovely light capture, shows the animal in a loving look , rather than simply a piece of meat! Cool
5 Aug 2010 3:07PM
Great work really does the animal justice

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