Driving across Godney Moor, glancing out of the car window and, momentarily, looking straight into his eyes.  And so to very slowly and quietly backing the car up to get opposite him, and to taking several shots out of the car window – while all the while being grateful for the water-filled ditch between us.

I started this Levels’ Animal series with portraits of farm cats: see this link for the first image in this series, and much context; there are other images of these cats from this series here 2 3 4 5 .  Then came a picture of a deer 6 .  Next there are some recent pictures of cattle: 7 .

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto that image to enlarge it further – certainly recommended.

Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens used in DX (= APS-C) format to give 450mm; 3200 ISO; Lightroom, starting at the Camera Standard v2 profile; Godney Moor, on the Somerset Levels west of Wells; 19 July 2019.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, 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.

13 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 387 – ANIMAL 8

  1. bluebrightly says:

    In spite of the size, the horns, and the ring through the nose, the eyes seem gentle. Not that you’d want to go up there and do a close-up. 😉


  2. Meanderer says:

    What a beautiful portrait. I love the way his light orange pigmentation matches the plant colours making him blend in wonderfully with his surroundings; really lovely, unusual, and eye-catching.

    Do you know what the orange-coloured plant is? I recently photographed this plant beside a fence (yet to post) but I’m not sure what it is; looks a little like dock flowers but the leaves were wrong.


  3. This guy’s awesome! But water-filled ditch or not. You are brave! He looks ominous!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, you certainly don’t mess about with him – loads of respect are the order of the day! How are you getting on? Horse riding still going strong? Our heat has gone (and perhaps our summer too) as a whole series of wet and windy depressions come in from the Atlantic. That said, I am looking forward to the mists and colours of autumn. Take care! ATP xxxXXX!!!

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  4. paula graham says:

    Looks to be a splendid animal..I wonder if it is painful for him to graze?


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