Cow in the pasture

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedJuly 26, 2015
TakenJuly 26, 2015
Exposure1/200 sec at f/6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length215 mm
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The earth is the Lord's... and they that dwell therein...Psalms 24: 1

This scene was shot at 6:28 PM across from our fence line about 200 yards away of a Holstein cow in the neighbors pasture whose land adjoins with our woods. The mosquitoes were biting viciously at the time but handheld the camera as I well as I could with one hand while swatting with the other hand .

We are delighted though to see the current herd of cows that eat grass and weeds in this pasture (there are around 6 altogether ) when they are within camera's range. They are not always in the open field in the day time except when the weather is cooler.

The 215 mm focal length used here with my Nikon Cool-pix P600 (that has a 60x zoom) is equal to a 35mm focal length of 1200 mm and did no cropping. The camera is lightweight otherwise it would have been required to use a mono pod or tripod that time of the evening.

A cow in the pasture feeds
Amongst grass and weeds
While mosquitoes shall bite
Us thru' day time til' night!
Upon earth all that dwell
Can't live without food...
E'en insects who thrive well
When thirsting for blood...
┬ęPoetry by me, AJP

Thanks to the JPG Staff for the spotlight on 7/26/2015..Very appreciated!
It took awhile to find this picture again back from 2015 but it is one of my favorites that I ever
shot in the evening...where the lighting was just right.

Thank you to Gail Haberman for the spotlight on 2/17/2018...It is very appreciated.

18 responses

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (26 Jul 2015):

    I like the markings on the cow and this photo!!!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (26 Jul 2015):

    I've never seen a cow like this ! Great image, Andrea !

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (26 Jul 2015):

    Thank you for your comments...I saw another Holstein that had more black
    than white on its body with a white heart shape design on its forehead that I photographed...It is fun to be able to zoom in from that distance and see
    their markings that might not be noticed otherwise.

  • Shayla Roden

    Shayla Roden   gave props (26 Jul 2015):

    Great shot! Love the comments. It really puts the viewer there and lets us all know how you achieved it!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (26 Jul 2015):

    Thank you so much for the JPG spotlight Shayla and for your kind words.
    Very appreciated!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (26 Jul 2015):

    Congratulations on this very well deserved spotlight!~ you always give us a true sense of how each image is achieved and this is a perfect one! the cow is a little beauty.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (26 Jul 2015):

    a beautiful image!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson gave props (27 Jul 2015):

    Congratulations on the JPG spotlight!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (27 Jul 2015):

    Thank you for your congratulations on the made me very happy to receive it and congrats again to you Chauncey for your outstanding photo being picked for the week..

  • richardbrucesmith

    richardbrucesmith said (31 Jul 2015):

    Very peaceful photo Its just right.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (12 Feb 2018):

    Well seen and presented! Got my vote.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (12 Feb 2018):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (14 Feb 2018):

    A beautiful capture of this lovely holstein, Andrea! So perfect for the theme and well deserving of the recognition you've received for it! .. Voted!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (16 Feb 2018):


  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (17 Feb 2018):

    Absolutely love the composition. Couldn't be better. Great photo, Andrea! Get's an enthusiastic vote from me.

  • Nasrin Tajadod

    Nasrin Tajadod gave props (20 Feb 2018):

    beautiful photography in the night.

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  • Ioana Caravan

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