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Heifer in a Blizzard
Heifer in a Blizzard
andrea22_als


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-01 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Tribune, KS
Date: Jan 1, 2007
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Animals, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2007

This photograph was taken during a blizzard in Western Kansas at our feedlot near Tribune. I was out with my Dad and brother attempting to clean out bunks well enough to feed when the blizzard hit again. I got this photo just as we were giving up and going in. It may not be the best, but I think it definately has impact and speaks of what a blizzard can do to a rancher. Just in case anyone is wondering, the heifer survived as did the rest of our cattle.

Edit:
Thanks for all the comments!! I was really excited to see everyone's reactions.

Statistics
Place: 537 out of 559
Avg (all users): 4.3379
Avg (commenters): 5.4800
Avg (participants): 4.3482
Avg (non-participants): 4.3030
Views since voting: 667
Views during voting: 231
Votes: 145
Comments: 29
Favorites: 0


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02/12/2007 08:35:41 PM
I'm so glad everyone is OK. I had to come back to see if you had a story behind this shot. Thanks for sharing the details. Hang in there...winter can't last forever!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2007 11:42:57 PM
I bet you're getting voted down for focus and contrast. It saddens me that people can see something they've never seen before, a truly staggering image, and still vote it low because of mere technicalities. You get a 9 from me.
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02/07/2007 10:35:55 PM
OMG ! That sucks. Nice photo.
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02/07/2007 06:49:07 PM
remarkable! damn!
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02/07/2007 01:44:44 PM
Saw this on an e-mail. I was truly moved! A great picture but it makes you wonder....Nature is so hard, but also beautiful. Mary~
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02/06/2007 11:56:53 PM
poor moo cow! that does not look like a fun time :-(
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02/06/2007 01:03:49 AM
That's amazing. I just wish it was sharper.
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02/06/2007 12:21:20 AM
Now that is just heartbreaking. Poor thing.
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02/05/2007 11:44:46 AM
Wow that poor thing
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02/04/2007 11:46:43 PM
It's kind of a low quality photo to be honest but man, is that harsh environment or what! The impact of the photo makes up for it's lack of quality. Nice reporting and I sure hope it warms up soon for you...and that poor Cow too!
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02/04/2007 11:20:56 PM
Wow, too bad for the unfortunate contrast and exposure.
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02/04/2007 04:52:17 PM
wow Wow WOW WOOOOOOOOOW! Unbelievable! Holy Cow! :) Not a pretty shot I'm afraid but such a stunning subject - I can't believe an animal can live thru this! 7 for making me say "wow" out loud!
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02/04/2007 04:44:26 PM
Well, I don't know whether I should feel sorry for the poor thing or laugh my
arse off. 8.
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02/04/2007 04:15:04 PM
OMG - I couldn't see what this was until I read the title! Not the best photo in the world, but I am so glad you have shown it to us - we are lucky if we get half an inch of snownall winter!
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02/04/2007 09:17:21 AM
This photo sure pulls on the heartstrings...makes me feel guilty that I am a meat eater
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02/03/2007 04:49:33 PM
This is very emotive. Poor thing must be frozen.
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02/03/2007 12:12:05 AM
how very sad
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02/02/2007 09:06:56 PM
Poor thing :( That is sad... (No voting, just commenting)
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02/02/2007 08:02:29 PM
I sometimes wonder what it must be like to live in a country that has severe winters. Where i live we are in the worst drought in living memory and we have very severe water restrictions $70,000 fine for turning on your hose in daylight. I feel sorry for this poor animal.8
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02/02/2007 06:06:58 PM
NO WAY! poor thing, I hope you cleaned him off.
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02/02/2007 03:32:48 PM
Took me a while to see the cow in there! Good shot.
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02/02/2007 02:19:12 PM
OMG! the poor cow..... :( That is crazy!
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02/02/2007 11:49:07 AM
whoa.
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02/01/2007 08:08:22 PM
That poor thing! Very unique shot.
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02/01/2007 12:00:55 PM
OMG ... did this poor cow survive??? that looks so painful ...
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02/01/2007 11:41:07 AM
Took me a while to see that there is a cow on this picture. I wondered for a long time what it was. Its a good moment you captured here but if you could have made the subject more clear it would rate higher I think.
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02/01/2007 10:30:36 AM
Wow - big impact shot!
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02/01/2007 09:44:06 AM
u can barely even tell what it is..that's so sad! i feel bad for her.
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02/01/2007 03:45:21 AM
Oh my god.. that's terrible! Tell me you gave him your coat!

I'm not sure how you could have really made this photo any better. From the looks of it you were under some pretty severe weather and probably just got what you could. Poor cow =(
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