The Agile Fox Friday Foto – 05.18.2012

After a year and a half of including a ‘pic of the week’ at the end of my weekly training summary, I’ve decided to let it stand on its own.  I’m also implementing a rule that the Friday Foto needs to have been taken sometime in the last week.  No recycling.  I am doing this to keep me engaged in building my photography skills, and to make me work harder to get fresh shots.  Click here to see my previous Friday Foto posts.

The Belted Galloway is a somewhat rare breed of cattle originating from southwest Scotland.  We call them Oreo Cows, for obvious reasons.  Apparently, the global population is only 10,000 individuals.  They are highly prized as quality beef for eating (placing at the top when compared to eleven other breeds), and are very hardy.  They thrive on coarse grasses and rough pasture land that other cattle would shun.

I took my daughter to a pasture a few miles from our home to watch them graze for a while.  I was focused on the baby and it’s mother when I moved over and caught this other cow in the frame.  In reality, it was just nibbling at its leg, but I think the photo makes it look like the cow is jealous and wants to get some milk, too.

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Oreos Love Milk
f5.6, 300mm, 1/400 @ 100 ISO

Posted on May 18, 2012, in photography and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Good caption. Heh. (mmm… Oreos)

    I’ve never even seen pictures of this breed, definite score.

    Almost every day I’m out I see some sort of animal “kids” out there: fawns, calves, bunnies, ducklings, goslings. Enjoying spring.

    • After the small amount of research I did, I’m surprised they are not more widespread and well known. They seem to be the perfect breed in many ways.

      Agreed on springtime. Nice to see all the new life.

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