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How Now White Cow
19-MAY-2010

How Now White Cow

I like cows, always have done, probably because I grew up on a small dairy farm where
our cows were treated like pets, with their own names. I can still remember Poppy,
Primrose, Daisy, Lily, Snowdrop etc. We had at most a dozen cows at a time and
sold the milk to a local dairy. The days of small dairy farms are over now and this
lone cow was in fact standing apart from a herd.
I snapped it during my lunch break as I wanted to avoid the last minute panic
which I've struggled with in recent days. Although the weather has turned
warmer, in fact somewhat muggy, I'm waiting for the blue skies and sunshine
which are supposed to be on their way.

Nikon D90
1/1000s f/8.0 at 70.0mm iso640 full exif

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LynnH22-May-2010 02:53
Very nice photo and narrative today, Mairead! V
globalgadabout22-May-2010 00:26
powerful and poignant...suburbia is fast encroaching and perhaps the din of the herd is proving a bit much for this solitary cow trapped in a fenced pasture...moo-ving indeed...V
Máire Uí Mhaicín21-May-2010 14:15
The white cow makes this image really pop! -v-
laine21-May-2010 00:47
A juxta of town & country here too.
Stewart Mitchell20-May-2010 21:32
I like the juxtaposition of rural and industrial.....the cow maybe trying to tell us this....or maybe it just fancies your lunch!!
Blandine Mangin20-May-2010 16:50
very nice ! v
Walter O. Koenig20-May-2010 13:30
Very nicely composed image. I like cows too.
Neal Nye20-May-2010 11:06
Interesting how the lonely cow and the lovely pasture are threatened by the ominous "development" in the background. Like she's the only holdout against an avalanche of asphalt. A very poignant image!
Colin Storey20-May-2010 10:54
Great composition of the cow and trees. v
heather20-May-2010 06:08
I like cows too.. lovely shot Mairead. V
routerer19-May-2010 23:25
I agree with Stephanie lol.
Nice composition Mairead with the full length tree and the lonesome cow.
john
bill friedlander19-May-2010 23:13
Nicely composed shot of the cow and its surroundings. Looks like civilization is encroaching on this bucolic setting. V
slhoornstra19-May-2010 22:38
Like a classical landscape painting, beautiful composition. V
pkocinski19-May-2010 22:38
Very interesting image: the lone cow, the single tall tree and the lights/tall tower things in the background and what looks like a row of brick buildings. Thought provoking.
Frank Brault19-May-2010 21:25
Beautifully composed.
Keith O'Brien19-May-2010 21:10
Great shot, love the composition. V
Alan K19-May-2010 21:07
The cow shrinks into insignificance a bit in comparison to the tree and background; not sure whether that was intentional or not given the comments about small farms being overshadowed by larger operations. Interesting composition of a verdant and rustic foreground and a more urban backdrop, and a good range of tones.
Doug Cruden19-May-2010 21:00
I like cows too, but from the safety of a neighbouring field (I had a bad experience many years ago when I was walking the dog through a field of young bullocks...). Totally sympathise with the PaD thing - I'm all worn out by the time I get home, the last thing I need to be worrying about is what to photograph!!
Stephanie19-May-2010 20:57
Moooooo!!! :))
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