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Caught having a drink... by Rosie Appleton

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I needed to find a photo that fitted the theme of “Life on the Land” for the Victorian Agricultural Shows Ltd photography competition, I entered the comp 2 weeks ago for the Berwick Show but didn’t have a photo at the time!!!

As time was running out I was taking my camera everywhere with me and on Monday morning (2 days before submission) I was on my way to meet a tradie when I came across some cows drinking in an almost empty dam. The sky had the orange glow from the smoke in the air and everything looked perfect. I took over 100 pics, but when this cow looked ’round at me I decided that this was the pic I was after… taken from the roadside of a farm in Grantville, Feb 2009

Fingers crossed… :-D

edit… won at Berwick show… got pipped at the next stage…


show, society, victorian, agricultural, berwick


  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 5 years ago

    LOL..almost like she has been caught in the act with that look on her face! Great in the moment capture!

  • Thanks very much, I love her expression too!!!

    – Rosie Appleton

  • InPort
    InPortabout 5 years ago

    G’day Rosie,

    What a great shot of Bessie!
    You have certainly caught the moment well and her pose and expression while not too flattering to her are still great.
    A very good composition and great use of selective focus and depth of field.
    The light IS wonderful and your exposure has really done it justice.
    I really like the natural warnth in the colours and the well controlled contrast and highlights.
    I wish you well with this bovine portrait.


  • Thanks so much Dennis, I love your comments and appreciate the effort you go to!! I will let you know tomorrow!!

    – Rosie Appleton

  • It got 1st place Dennis!!!! :-D

    – Rosie Appleton

  • BethW
    BethWabout 5 years ago

    Love this Rosie – what a great shot! The cow looks suitably ‘sprung’. :)

  • Thanks Beth, glad you liked the pic :-D

    – Rosie Appleton

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleover 4 years ago

  • No problems :-)

    – Rosie Appleton

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleover 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much :-)

    – Rosie Appleton

  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruaneover 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture Rosie, great look on the cows face. Congrats on your feature.

  • Thank you so much :-)

    – Rosie Appleton

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