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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: February 4, 2006 16:02
Focal Length: 44 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/3.5 - 1/90 sec
ISO: 400
Flash: None

We visited the Museum of Science and Industry down in Hyde Park this weekend on a whim. I was trying to take some decent shots to post, and I am working on PP'ing a few of them to make them post-worthy. I haven't really decided yet. Anyway, on our way out I snapped this one of some plastic cows at the farm processing exhibit. They look pretty real, don't they? This may be as close as I ever come to seeing real cows being milked, and I suppose that's the whole point of a museum...

***I'm not sure why the comment window on the site is coming up so s l o w l y. I think it may be some of the MT anti-spam plugins. If anyone has any suggestions on how best to fix this, please let me know. I'm leery of getting rid of the plugins completely because MikesRightBrain was spammed so frequently in its infancy.


02.10.06, 01:26 PM, Mark Ellis. UK:

an excelent shot, they don't look very happy. infact iff looks could kill..........

02.10.06, 01:27 PM, Mark Ellis. UK:

i ment if.

02.10.06, 01:48 PM, keith:

They are not amMOOsed!


02.10.06, 03:05 PM, ody:

ohh.. very interesting and also very funny!! ;))

02.10.06, 05:06 PM, John:

That's probably as close as you want to come to seeing cows being milked. It smells horrible. Nice centering here.

02.10.06, 05:35 PM, Alicia:

They look so blaise about being milked. Pretty realistic depiction.

02.10.06, 05:53 PM, cool daddio:

That center cow looks every bit as scary as my spider ;-) though I suppose bovinephobia (Lyle Lovett has it) is less common than arachniphobia. Obviously a great conversation starting photo :-)

02.10.06, 07:10 PM, Sidney:

They really look angry...
Great shot as usual !

02.10.06, 08:28 PM, Obelix:

Excellent stuff.

02.10.06, 10:55 PM, Matt Greco:

Very fitting, plastic cows in a scene of false mechanical naturalism...or something like that.

02.10.06, 11:40 PM, shane j montgomery:

holy cow! that looks amazing

02.11.06, 08:31 AM, *mamo:

thats were our milk comes from. funny cause i am working on a competition in germany to make a design for the german milkindustrie. nevertheless this photo contains a very good lightcondition!

02.11.06, 11:08 AM, Bob:

Strange, my first thought on seeing this picture was how unreal they looked! I have spent some time in milking barns and this display seems lifeless to me (of course, it IS lifeless and that is probably why). BTW, I did not notice trouble in bringing up the comment screen, but sometimes it is slow in posting the comment.

02.11.06, 12:34 PM, Jeremi:

They do look real! This is probably a better way to see it done. I have seen it done and while it is interesting it is stinky and the cows can get real moody! ;)

02.11.06, 02:35 PM, pooh:

lol, shot cracks me up :)

02.11.06, 03:44 PM, jasonspix:

I wouldn't have guessed they weren't real if you hadn't said it! Great shot.

02.11.06, 04:55 PM, Eric:

Lived in Vermont for years and have seen many cows milked. This shot had me completely fooled. The centering and balance are fantastic!

02.11.06, 09:36 PM, Dave:

Really a cool picture. One spends a few seconds trying to decide if their real--the look in the eyes makes you glad they aren't.

02.12.06, 07:04 AM, tetsu:

Interesting symmetry!
Eyes of cows are so strong. They are irritated against human nature, I guess. :-P

02.12.06, 07:25 AM, Ana:

This freaked me out for a second because that middle cow looks very pissed off. I used to live very close to this museum. I love the big heart that you can walk inside. That used to be my favorite thing in the whole place. Do they still have the babies in jars?

02.13.06, 06:49 AM, Chantal:

Unusual work for you, but great.

02.19.06, 11:01 AM, spencer:

This is great !

02.19.06, 12:55 PM, Mark:

Wow, great picture. I use Bloglines and like to wait until the site has 5 to 10 pictures, then I view the thumbnails much like you'd view someone's gallery display. It gives me a good sense of the photographer- then I pick some entries that interest me and give comments. With your pictures, I consistently like each and every one. Keep up the good work.

02.18.07, 12:12 AM, bambino:

Interesting comments.. :D

02.22.07, 01:43 PM, dizionario:

Nice site you have!

02.24.07, 11:27 AM, bambini:

Lavoro eccellente! ..ringraziamenti per le informazioni..realmente lo apprezzo: D

02.26.07, 05:33 AM, uomo:

The information I found here was rather helpful. Thank you for this.

09.02.10, 01:21 PM, Mark:

Nice shot

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