United we stand

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  1. danir

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    Thanks for looking.
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    Cool shot and I like the compostion, it just seems there should be great contrast, as provided by the subjects, but the picture seems to lack this.
     
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    Thanks Coldow.
    The photobucket compression sucked out the life from the shot. There was much more detail in the fur and grass.

    Dani.
     
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    I just read the saddest story by Michael Lesy about slaughterhouses. Really disturbing actually.

    Okay, back to photography. I like how the cow is sticking out it's tongue. The space to the left of the photo could be cropped. Over all, I think it's a good pricture.
     
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    Not sure if a fill flash could have eliminated the shadow the one's head made on itself. Otherwise, I really like the shot.
     
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    Hi Dani,

    your title expresses what the compression has taken away. If I look just at the three heads, a cropped view, they have quite an expression. Nice people.

    I love the perspective of the hill and background to the left side. The composition is quite dangerous, but it works very well, giving a sort of 'something is wrong' signal, and then comprehension while investigating with further looks.

    It's a shame that the compression of the hosting server takes so much away, as you stated on details. I'm using zenfolio, and love the results, but it has a 40 dollar cost to be taken into account (and taken away from the account, hahaha). But it's worth it.

    Kind regards, shalom,

    Miguel
     
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    i figured i'd be looking at some army statue because of the title. it just made the shot funnier.

    as for the photobucket: can't you find some cheap webhost so you can upload them on a site of your own? i pay like 35 euros a year for my hosting, it's well worth the money.
     
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    Thanks for the comments.
    dj: I actually like that shadow.
    Furlock: Thanks for the detailed response.

    Dani.
     
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    First I would just like to thank you for not making this a B&W pic of the American flag with selective coloring, you don't know how hesitant I was to click this thread.

    Considering the sort of patriotism usually associated with the phrase "United we Stand" I'd say there's a great deal of humor in this shot. I like the arrangement of the cows in the frame and how they are looking at the camera. Good work.
     
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    If you save your image as a PNG you shouldn't see a quality-loss on the upload to the web, so that's what I do. I just love uncompressed formats. In fact, my photos go from RAW to TIFFs (maybe/just for HDRS) to PNGs. I'm probably crazy but that's my style haha.

    Great shot, good capure and fitting title.
     
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    HAHA. Join the club, man, I wasn't gonna come in here either.

    But I'm glad I did. The title really adds a lot to this shot, and honestly, the shot was good enough on its own and didn't need such a nice title. You've captured a lot of emotion in the cow's, and with an animals like a cow, I'd say that's tough to do. Whenever I see a cow they're just, well, bleak, and these cows have vivid emotions just emitting from them. Good stuff!
     
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    You're welcome :lol:.

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

    Dani.
     

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