A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. -- Eudora Welty
Willow Creek Ranch, Wyoming
The use of B/w in this serie really bring me in the old American far west!
Great atmosphere and really well done!
31 Jan 2009 5:08am
damn, heavy subject
31 Jan 2009 5:55am
Your capture is superb; as is the sepia tone for this. I have to say I'm a bit taken back by the men. I've worked with cattle before and I realize these are on open range and tackling one is more difficult that in more of a closed are, but, but, but...you knew that was coming, right?:-) I weigh right at 110 pounds and I used to come up on a calf of about 150 - 175 pounds, grab it around all fours, pull it's legs out from under it; landing it on it's side, sit on it, and give it a shot. It did it alone. What I'm seeing in this image looks like overkill. The calf is scared to death. Are these weekend cowboys who pay to stay on a dude ranch or are these guys who know what they're doing? Just asking, and again your capture is superb.
31 Jan 2009 5:56am
@sherri: Two two holding the calf are full time wranglers. Maybe they just like to do it the easy way. ;o)
superbe cadrage ....... quel voyage tu nous fais faire chaque jour !
31 Jan 2009 6:18am
That's a great shot! The eyes on the cow say it all!
31 Jan 2009 8:32am
As we could see them in the movies I watched when I was young... B&W is nice here !
31 Jan 2009 8:38am
Great capture, you can almost see the panic in the calf's eye. Great composition, well done in the heat of the moment.
31 Jan 2009 11:09am
Great shot. Was this for a movie?
31 Jan 2009 11:18am
@Ana Lúcia: No, just visiting for a few days at a working cattle ranch.
Great action shot. What a timing!
31 Jan 2009 1:31pm
31 Jan 2009 1:49pm
hmmmm, a fat cowboy, never seen that before ..lol! Is this what they call "texas holdem" great action shot and processing
31 Jan 2009 2:17pm
Terrific capture. You can see the terror in the calf's eyes.
31 Jan 2009 2:42pm
It is a great photo...but still I hate the treatment of animals, so this is bravo and so sorry
31 Jan 2009 2:51pm
Excellent capture. Great processing.
31 Jan 2009 3:05pm
Great stuff! Love it!
31 Jan 2009 3:58pm
The most incredible thing is the compo. That looks like a movi scene!! ¡¡Accion!!
31 Jan 2009 4:46pm
A little pitiful especially the expression of the calf's face. I hope there is a good reason behind it. I have also seen farmers holding there cattle is a what seems to be a cruel way but there is a reason behind it. Like you've may want to give him some medicine but of course, you can't tell him why medicine is need. He won't understand. You just have shove it up his mouth. There is no option.
31 Jan 2009 5:25pm
Great shot! I like the looks on the older cowboys. Took you guys long enough to get that little calf on the ground. Rolling rolling rolling Rawhide!
31 Jan 2009 5:48pm
perfect quote (again) for this image. I love that this image gives the viewer the idea this was from a different age yet is really "today". Wonderful capture.
31 Jan 2009 5:50pm
Your work really is terrific. Not sure why you wouldn't have made it into C&I!
31 Jan 2009 6:00pm
@Roberta Murray: Just a lot of other really great stuff for competition.
A well composed picture of the real menwork. Well captured.
31 Jan 2009 6:10pm
Another splendid shot...we expect nothing less!!
31 Jan 2009 7:46pm
beautiful pictures, which takes us back to the westerns, I love these pictures!
31 Jan 2009 8:25pm
So...what do they do with him now that they've caught him? Not sure I want to know that answer. Love this series!!! So timeless - everything about it.l
31 Jan 2009 9:42pm
@Marcie: They brand, tag the ear, give them a shot and, if it's a bull, they will castrate with a band...don't ask me...
Superbly composed Suzanne, but the little calf's fear upsets me a bit. I hope it wasn't hurt :))
31 Jan 2009 9:55pm
@Pamela: They swear that the branding doesn't hurt...that it just singes off the hair. I'm not convinced but I'm not in the cattle business. Once it's all over and they return to their mamas, they seem to be fine.
Really well captured!
31 Jan 2009 10:49pm
The fear in the little girls eyes gets to my heart. A necessary ritual that has to be done, however. Great capture of the moment.
31 Jan 2009 11:41pm
perfct light and color.very nice
31 Jan 2009 11:56pm
hunt ... cool shot like ever :)
1 Feb 2009 1:04am
Excellent action capture, the moment in time is well timed, nice work.
1 Feb 2009 2:51am
A super action shot. Your timing was perfect.
1 Feb 2009 3:12am
great series, great shot
1 Feb 2009 9:43pm
great capture!! it looks like it was staged. well done!
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