That is fascinating. I still think it was the winter (and one old cow,) but if I can find the place again I'll try and see if it looks like they could get access to acorns under some oaks. If so, I'll mention it to the rancher.
This is a report from the University of Kentucky on Kentucky cattle. Kentucky is south of here and thus had a slightly milder winter. I might add that there were several calves I saw in this small herd.
"Most winters take a toll on cattle, but this winter has been tougher than most...
Below are a couple more shots. I spent over a year in west Texas courtesy of Uncle Sam and saw many longhorns not near as healthy as those below. And I see many cattle around here pastured on land not nearly as lush as the below.
I do not know the rancher. He stopped by as I was shooting and...
I don't believe they get that skinny from a long winter. That looks more like neglect.
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I know little of cattle, but I don't think there was...
I'm pushing the envelope as far as wildlife I suppose,
but thought these might be of interest. The Texas Longhorn is a direct
descendant of cattle brought to the New World by Columbus in 1493. Lee
You can tell from her ribs it was a long, hard winter,
but with the lush grass she'll soon...
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I agree with the other comments and think you would be wise to reconsider your attitude towards critique and editing. I am a total amateur when it comes to photography. I have learned much from criticism and letting others edit my shots. You can see this in my recent...
Thanks -- and the pose was consummate skill on the part of the photographer... Hmm... my nose seems to be growing. Correct that statement, the pose was pure blind luck. Ahhh... the nose is shrinking. :biglaugh:Lee
Thanks for your versions. I'm not sure I see a lot of difference between the first one and mine, but your crop of the second is definitely better. A lot of this is of course very subjective, but it is fun -- and instructive -- to see how others edit one's shots. Thanks again, Lee