Skip to comments.The Goat Portrait: Taking Pictures to Sell Livestock
Posted on 08/25/2011 9:43:02 AM PDT by stillafreemind
If I had tried to get this same image by trying to pose the animals, it never would have happened. The best pictures of livestock and pets come from the moment. Animals have emotions, but they do not provide them on a command. Looking at Rita's face, the strength and love of this animal shows.
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You are going to US????
You are going to EAT US????
I feed them in late evening because I know that they'll need those calories to help them through the cold night.
Not sure what *conformation* you can see from a goat in the position. Oh well, what do I know.
Ooops - sorry to bug you - daffy pinged you already.
Wow—you and I are on the same wavelength. Very late every night I go out to feed two nearby dogs [at separate houses] that don’t get enough to eat. Last night I finally got caught by one of the owners. I think he was drunk off his a$$, though, and had no idea what was going on. Still trying to figure out whether to risk it again tonight or not.
Please, no one suggest I contact Animal Control. I’ve done that already. Around here people are pretty much allowed to keep their dogs anyway they like. Also, since I’ve been feeding them they’ve put on weight, so I can no longer claim they are starving.
‘People want to see the conformation of the animal they are going to buy. They also hope that they can see a bit of the animal’s personality. The goat was not posed in this picture, nor were her kids.’
I guess this is a great opportunity for you to shine on goats. But, the author appears to be giving a couple of reasons why pictures are taken of livestock..NOT that this is a conformational picture.
Of course, it’s more fun to make someone else look stupid..and I by no means want to deprive you of this chance. I enjoyed the article .. I didn’t nit-pik it.
Thanks for the great illustrations!
Looks like a Match.com submission for the ROP
My photography studio son spent a day at the county fair this month photographing all the animals and “their” children of the 4-H clubs. Parents loved those pictures so much, the fair is going to build him a permanent area to set up a place to photograph the animals. The goats were hard to photograph because they are so hyper. Hard to get them to pose.
No; just two of you; the other one is not only to tough and gamey, but she's needed to produce more taco meat.
Yes, the kids are so proud of their animals when they win ribbons. They are pragmatic about it though because they raise the animal knowing that it will be sold at the fair.
thats OK getting pinged by more than one person gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.....:O)
Hi Daffy, hope your doing fine....After reading your confirmations, there are parts of a goat that has a name that I never knew..thigh, hock, and dew claw was just a leg to me.....:O) I did know what a knee was tho.. Love the Angora’s and no one has ever posted a picture of them. Specially the big males with wide horns.. Our breeding male had horns that from tip to tip was either 42 or 46 inches wide...he had to turn his head to get into one of our barns...the first time right after we got him, he came running into the barn for graining and came to a dead stop at the door entrance and had a flock of goats trying to push him in...had to got outside and get the flock off of him so he could turn his head to get into the barn...he only make that mistake once. Would come full tilt from the pasture and a second before the door, would turn his head to get in...goats learn fast...LOL
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