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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.

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 Plus
12 273 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 8:45PM
large is superb ste,superb detail well captured and presented.

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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.

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

imander Plus
10 388 7 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 8:57PM
super portrait,well done
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
11 Aug 2007 9:07PM
Love the light and tones Stephen.Very different.
11 Aug 2007 9:07PM
Impressive portrait of an impressive bull.
11 Aug 2007 9:12PM
Cracking image nice work.
11 Aug 2007 9:17PM
Excellent capture Stephen, plenty of detail,
Goofydog 11 6 England
11 Aug 2007 9:18PM
Emotive image, Awesome beast.
great shot.
11 Aug 2007 9:44PM
great capture, very nice detail and tones
MickS Plus
13 23 14 England
11 Aug 2007 9:52PM
Watcha Stephan,
excellent shot, really captured the strength and texture.
11 Aug 2007 9:57PM
splendid bull, hope he is safe
blackbird Plus
11 159 15 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2007 9:57PM
beautiful light and tones
11 Aug 2007 10:11PM
Excellent image!
11 Aug 2007 10:41PM
A beautiful capture Stephen, and great treatment.
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.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 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!

Diana Plus
11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
12 Aug 2007 1:18AM
the darkness of the image works incredibly well
TyChee Plus
13 275 1 United States
12 Aug 2007 1:41AM
Excellent capture! The dark treatment on this is great!
12 Aug 2007 1:49AM
He looks to be a magnificent specimen.
Large is very good, shows off his coat to perfection.
imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
12 Aug 2007 8:19AM
Excellent image the dark BG works a treat

ChristineL 12 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,
piccy Plus
11 8 Wales
12 Aug 2007 8:48AM
I like the lighting on him.
helenlinda Plus
10 357 22 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 9:39AM
Fantastic large
Makes you want to reach out and stroke him!
Such wonderful texture
Tones are perfect Stephen, excellent
Very nice, sort of intimate feel, great shot.
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 10:10AM
Great work.
12 Aug 2007 10:38AM
i love this
is is fab
love bull
detail and colour great
well taken more more please
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
12 Aug 2007 10:57AM
cracking shot, great detail
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
12 Aug 2007 11:03AM
Wonderful lighting!
fatmod Plus
11 22 England
12 Aug 2007 11:21AM
love the lighting
12 Aug 2007 12:05PM
This is so good! The lighting is perfect.
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
12 Aug 2007 12:49PM
He looks like a prize winner....fine coloring too.
thorn Plus
13 124 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
13 262 16 England
12 Aug 2007 1:57PM
Love this, what a fine portrait
glyndwr Plus
10 66 10 Wales
12 Aug 2007 2:39PM
Gets the message across.
kinfatric Plus
13 550 9 Scotland
12 Aug 2007 2:56PM
great toning and crop
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
12 Aug 2007 3:03PM
An excellent portrait of this magnificent beast
12 Aug 2007 4:45PM
love the coat detail...
i agree with the rest.. the lighting sure bring out the coat of the animal...

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robway Plus
13 318 Wales
12 Aug 2007 5:21PM
You have made a common farm animal into a beautiful image.
MrsS Plus
11 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


Fran x
12 Aug 2007 6:21PM
Wonderful portrait, love it..
jaspernina Plus
10 1.0k Wales
12 Aug 2007 6:47PM
Thank you for your comments on this one. I really appreciate them.


brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2007 6:48PM
What a stunning portrait of a beautiful animal!
RoddBC Plus
11 40 United States
12 Aug 2007 7:13PM
I really the tones in the shot Stephen! Excellent work.

12 Aug 2007 7:47PM
This is a gorgeous photo! Nicely done... Smile
Topo 10 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
This an excellent shot, the bull seems to emerge from the wonderful light. JNC
12 Aug 2007 9:56PM
I too think this is a wonderful shot!!!!Your words brought tears to my eye too.

Take care
chrissd Plus
12 304 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2007 6:05AM
what a great shot, love the lighting
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
13 Aug 2007 8:18AM
A Magnifecent beast and presented in a First Class manner.

13 Aug 2007 8:32AM
Great shot looks like the pose is just for you
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2007 9:48AM
Great composition and superb lighting make this a winner!

Cabit Plus
10 104 England
13 Aug 2007 11:06AM
Cracking shot, very moody, nice one.
Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
13 Aug 2007 11:27AM
Excellent shot. Love the dark BG.
Possum Plus
11 148 England
13 Aug 2007 12:41PM
Nicely lit, and I like the soft feel to this.
graff Plus
10 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 Plus
14 36 1 Scotland
13 Aug 2007 2:54PM
An excellent image Stephen with super detail and lighting.Great shot.
AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
13 Aug 2007 4:04PM
Excellent tones and lighting; I agree with your sentiments
JudeC Plus
10 6 3 England
13 Aug 2007 6:47PM
Great shot - lovely animal - JudeC
13 Aug 2007 6:50PM
A brilliant capture Stephen, beautiful light.

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

14 Aug 2007 2:48PM
Well done .
15 Aug 2007 10:08AM
Great shot!
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
15 Aug 2007 11:30AM
a simple subject done well.
Excellent image.

15 Aug 2007 6:39PM
The look says it all, nice tones, a cracker
JouŠo Plus
13 56 Finland
15 Aug 2007 7:01PM
almost 100 and well deserved!

Grand image!

15 Aug 2007 10:42PM
Fantastic image,great work here.

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

16 Aug 2007 12:33PM
Great shot and sentiment...

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1848 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2007 12:38PM
Lovely title, lovely eyes. Plus that coat is so tactile, I can feel it from here.
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 Plus
11 12 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2007 10:43AM
Stunning... tones and detail are amazing. Karen
panda Plus
13 5 1 England
17 Aug 2007 3:56PM
Like the low-key approach, nice image.

Regards Phil
17 Aug 2007 8:37PM
Super shot, lovely colour tones, and detail of this fabulous Bull.
18 Aug 2007 12:15PM
Oh yeah Stephen, Excellent work my friend
the texutres are amazing
dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 1:24PM
Stunning photo..the texture is awesome as is the expression!
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
19 Aug 2007 8:06PM
balveda Plus
14 124 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 9:13PM
a very good portrait.

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*
martyn_b Plus
12 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.
22 Aug 2007 7:06AM
Great lighting - looks like a studio portrait.
23 Aug 2007 12:35AM
Fantastic !

gerrymac Plus
10 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
Great work really does the animal justice

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