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Not Happy Cows

Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 13 January 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Is it something I said?

The cows were happily munching away on some feed. I pulled out my camera to take a picture and they immediately turned their backs and walked away!! The one on the right is probably thinking something insulting.....

UPDATE 13th Jan: This photo was taken 6th Jan. I walked past again today in the new snow fall we had. The cows were nowhere to be seen. They were obviously taking no chances today!!!

NIKON D90 1/200 second F/9.0 ISO 200 105 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Nice one, just camera shy

13 Jan 2010 6:19am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Even cows insist on their privacy. Maybe you should have asked for taking a photograph first. :-)

13 Jan 2010 8:32am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Looking back & thinking how would he like like it if someone wiped a camera & started to snap away while he was having dinner ~

13 Jan 2010 2:46pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

They look cold. Nice shot.

13 Jan 2010 3:25pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

I see one is not camera shy!

13 Jan 2010 4:32pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Strange that,cows are normaly very nosey !! or was it milking time..

13 Jan 2010 6:21pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Well they were not happy anyway. I definitely got the 'cold' shoulder!!!

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

It's a bad hair day. You're being denied that suave cow shot. Great photo!

13 Jan 2010 11:23pm

@Self-Indulgence: I did try. Everytime I focused on a cow it turned its back and walked away from the feed. In the end I focused on the 'herd' making a hasty retreat. Only one turned back as if to say "No you don't"!

1/200 second
ISO 200
105 mm