This photograph was taken on the same farm as the previous shot of the chickens.
Although I've done some research, I'm still not 100% certain of the breed here; it's definitely a dairy goat and seems to be a mix of the Oberhasli and Alpine breeds. Feel free to chime in with better information. :)
I do know with 100% certainty that these goats were gentle, sweet and very charming!
Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 200, shutter speed 1/250s and aperture f/2.8. Curves adjustments for contrast and saturation; color balancing for tone.
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Love this. The one on the left creates some awesome tension.
Excellent, as usual...
It seems that you don't qui your 24-70 ;-)
I think your POV was perfect for catching their somewhat odd, shifty eyed bemused expression.
This is a beautiful shot. I love the way they are all giving you their profiles. I think it lends some whimsy to the shot.
There is something very sweet about goats. They are awfully cute!
You've had so many stunning shots lately, but for some reason, this one just jumped out -- the beautiful soft light, the perfect framing, the colors.
Excellent image, Kathleen.
Lovely shot. Happy Xmas :)
brilliant! I love the depth of field, the colors and vignette. It has loads of charm. The two goat's heads connecting on the right make a weird effect.
Tell me these are not stuffed goats. It's like a diorama in a taxidermist's window. Can a goat strike a pose or what? Can a goat be a ham? (could not stop myself)
Whoever buys the collars should measure first. AND, were those graphical black leg markings added later, (curves maybe?)
Wonderfully unreal. Seriously.
Thank you, goats. Thank you Kathleen.
No, I said look to the left....My left.
I love the sleepy look of their eyes, and their bony knees with no fur. The ears are great, too, and the shape of their heads. Fantastic looking animals. By the way, why do all goats wear bells around their necks? :)
They almost look coreographed! It's like they're about to launch into some rehearsed dance rountine! Brilliant. Love the shot, the lighting is gorgeous. Nicely done.
This really jumps out at you. Almost 3D. Think one or two are smiling, know I am :)
the quality of light here, is just amazing. if only we could be so lucky.
ooowwh.. this is soooo good!! The dof is processing right? Anyway, this is one of the best shots i've seen in a while...
So funny! Spectators at a tennis match!
david Tinnon: They're definitely not stuffed nor in a taxidermist's window! Hahahaha... Leg markings are the work of Mother Nature. You're always making me laugh out loud.
Angry Buddha: Hahahahahhahahahahahhaha!
Judith Polakoff: I think the goats wear bells because they're apt to wander, and the sound of the bell helps the "shepherd" find the animals if they get lost.
Kris: The beautiful DoF is because the aperture was set at 2.8. This lens does an extraordinary job when it's fully opened.
This is my all time favorite but, where is Heidi?
Stunning DOF and detail, excellent work Kathleen
What a great composition! Someone whistle? ;-) They all look the same direction. Well done.
Ha, ha! What are they looking at? Great shot, beautiful colors.