Red Ruby Devon cow on Peacock Farm, northeast of Westhay, on the Somerset Levels; 21 Mar 2012.

Having large animals fill the frame has always attracted me – I like to get in close to them, usually with a sizeable telephoto and, in a way, turn them into landscapes. 

Here the accent is very much on the animal’s pale and coarsely hairy face, with its bulging eye and odd strands of pale straw.  Then my eye is taken left to its wonderfully hairy ear and then, further left again, the dark flank fades off into abstraction.

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D700 with 80-400 Nikkor at 400mm; 3200 ISO; converted to mono in Silver Efex Pro 2.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

9 Responses to ARCHIVE 166 – RUBY RED DEVON (MONO)

  1. Sallyann says:

    Scary!! but yes, the eye caught my attention first, then the ear. 🙂


  2. Excellent composition and beautiful capture of textures.


  3. paula graham says:

    Another super cow photo.


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