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Texas Rural Tour Image 9: How Now Brown Cow?

Posted by
Twelvebit (Victoria, United States) on 16 February 2009 in Animal & Insect.

This was going to be the last image in the series --until I went out driving this weekend. I felt at times that I had stumbled into the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part of rural Texas, and starting tomorrow I will share the weird.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

He's staring!
Such character in this shot...that tuft of hair is just killing me :)

16 Feb 2009 6:03am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

'Heres looking at you kid' lol
Great shot!! Can't wait for the weird!!

16 Feb 2009 6:39am

Philip from Joburg, South Africa

Great Stare !! looks like it very curiuos what you are doing ! I wont change my Blog again Promise !!

16 Feb 2009 7:12am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Looking forward to the weird . . this one looks like it has already seen it all !

16 Feb 2009 9:51am

Marcah from United States

Lookin for luv !!!

16 Feb 2009 11:58am

Robert Kruh from Slovenia

Amazing photo! Great work, thanks for sharing:)

16 Feb 2009 12:38pm

@Robert Kruh: Thank you. I tried to visit your blog but I couldn't get it to come up.

Julian Kilsby from Birmingham, United Kingdom

Great portrait, really staring you out! Can't wait for the wierd!

16 Feb 2009 12:50pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Great series. Great shot. I like the color and clarity separating him from the rest. But with a look like that and what the future sounds like, I would rescue him and take him home.
Great shot.

16 Feb 2009 1:25pm

@Barbara: My wife says she couldn't be a rancher because she'd treat all the animals as pets and never be able to eat any of them.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

This is some disillusioned cow! Don't mess with her.

16 Feb 2009 2:12pm

Stéphane from Lyon, France

Hi Twelvebit ! Wow ! A lovely portrait ! Excellent ! "La vache qu'elle est belle !" (in french when you say "la vache" i means : wow !). Bye ! : )

16 Feb 2009 3:13pm

@Stéphane: Thank you for stopping by.

Shawna from Regina, Canada

I love images like this. I only hope I will be able to capture one one day.

16 Feb 2009 3:45pm

@Shawna: There must be cows in Canada. I'm sure you will, if you haven't already.

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A wonderful, fascinating, humorous, and all together splendid portrait. Very well seen and done. Everything works here. The fact of your subject being perfectly 'squared' to the camera. All the other cows being the same and different colors from the subject. The light. The depth-of-field. Zowwie!

16 Feb 2009 9:14pm

@Stephen Phillips: Thanks very much. I almost didn't post this fearing it was too common, trite.

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Really like the colour in this, looks like the angry uncle in the family. Another great example of an animal eye-balling you.

16 Feb 2009 11:18pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

A challenge; or did you startle it? I half expect it to say something like... 'Do you mind, I'm trying to enjoy my cud in peace".

16 Feb 2009 11:39pm

@Daryl: Not startled. In fact, it came over to see me when I pulled the car up alongside the fence.

grant from kansas city, United States

hello - great shot. i'm looking forward to the weird.

17 Feb 2009 2:34am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Love your title. I'd forgotten that old phrase. Love the capture. It posed for you.

17 Feb 2009 5:03am

[email protected] Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

This is fantastic composition of a beautiful animal that seems a little comical also.

17 Feb 2009 12:52pm

@[email protected] Ramblings: Thank you.

Melissa W. from Warsaw, Indiana, United States

The lighting is amazing! Love the color, composition, and detail! Really great shot!

18 Feb 2009 7:05pm

@Melissa W.: I almost didn't use this one thinking it might be too trite and it is the most commented on image I've ever posted.

lisa v from Gawler, Australia

an excellent shot 12 bit, one of your best.

21 Feb 2009 10:44pm

Amir from Tehran, Iran

this photo is such an amazing image. Deserve to be printed billboard size on the freeway. Love his face with nice background, very professional

24 Feb 2009 10:46pm

@Amir: This has drawn more comments than any image I've ever posted here, and I almost didn't post it because I thought it might be trite.