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

A wild face, and one giving the impression of great power and strength.  I am a great fan of The Lord of the Rings, and of Dark Age myths and history generally – so, thinking of the great Beowulf story, could this be the monster Grendel?

Technique: close in with a long (x8 magnification), handheld telephoto, to fill the frame with just a part of the animal.

Technique: D700 with 80-400 Nikkor at 400mm; 3200 ISO; converted to mono, and toned, with 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.

12 Responses to ARCHIVE 274 – RED RUBY DEVON (MONO)

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Bird, cow…beastly for sure! Great texture in that fur.


  2. krikitarts says:

    I think this is your best bovine beastie detail to date. I just love it!


  3. Love the texture of the fur! That eye is certainly mad – I wouldn’t like to get too close!


  4. paula graham says:

    Indeed , this creature has a pre-historic wild look about itself.

    Liked by 1 person

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