!!*Photography* Challenge Group!! Happy Holidays :-)

This group is all about Themed Photography Challenges

Cows (ADULT cows NO rodeos)

This challenge closed over 4 years ago.

The Challenge

So as with previous farmyard animal shots, ADULT cows only not calves, we already had a challenge for baby farm animals. If there are calves in the shot it’s ok as long as the focus on “mummy”.

No rodeo shots. Or cow racing or human induced charging and absolutely NO NO NO bull fighting.

Wild is fine.
Captive is fine petting zoos or visitor/private farms etc. but no obvious cruelty and no visible slaughter houses etc.

Just alive adult cows doing what cows do, moo-ing, chewing grass, being cows without worry.

If your photo is rejected re-read all the above before contacting us :-)


As close to straight out of the camera as possible please. No composites at all. No superimposed images. This is the photography challenge group NOT the photoshop challenge group. Thanks!

WORK THAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, even if it originally started as a photograph!!


  1. as usual, please, no insects, arachnids, reptiles or butterflies – thank you!
  2. also, nothing that requires a safe filter, nothing that you wouldn’t show to your grandma or to a 5-year-old (I shouldn’t have to say this for this subject, but we had some surprises…)
  3. no writing on the images, this is still a photography challenge group, keep images with writing on them out of this, thank you (unless, of course, the writing is part of the subject)

Note: Please don’t be disheartened if your image is removed from the challenge, you can always ask us why that happened, but the usual answer starts with the challenge description – please read it :-)

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please vote for your favourite(s) that fit the theme, as many as they are. Every vote counts!!

Rewards & Prizes

  1. Bragging rights
  2. Banners for top ten ten photos
  3. Features for the Top 10 and 2 host choices (or as many from the top 10 that are in the group, plus the remaining places as ‘hosts’ choices’).
  4. Top ten (that submitted their work to the group!) will be invited to participate in next month’s Avatar challenge

Additional Information

  1. Please remember this is the photography challenge group :-)
  1. Works not added to the group cannot be featured when they end in the top 10 (‘computer says NO’). Adding to the group once the challenge is over will be too late. Please add your work to the group as you add it to the challenge! :-)

Tuesday Challenge

Cover Image: Mooooooooooooo?? by ellismorleyphto


The Top Ten

Highland Cow by John Thurgood

Highland Cow by John Thurgood was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 15 votes.

  • "What Do You Mean, You Can Still See Me?" by Melinda Stewart Page
  • Cattle at shore line at Kings run north of Arthur River in far nor west Tasmania by phillip wise
  • Austrian Country Life by paolo1955
  • Leaking Cow by Oleksii Rybakov
  • Twin Bands by Karen E Camilleri
  • Bad hair day! by Kate Fortune
  • Nosey Jersey by Yampimon
  • Moo Who? by Emily Peak
  • Do you like my Curls? by Hans Bax

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