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“Coy” (Dairy Goat Kid) Nikon D300, 200mm, F/8, 1/80s, ISO 200

The last time I went to Richardson’s Dairy, I was amazed to see the rafters of the cow barn filled with pigeons. It was really cold out that day and the pigeons were certainly smart to find refuge inside the warm barn. 

At the time, I made a mental note to return on a sunnier day with the hope that the sunlight pouring in through the roof windows would make a nice image (something like this… pigeons above with beams of light shining down on the herd of Holstein cows grazing and sleeping in the stalls below).  

Today I returned to the farm thinking THIS would be THE day to capture that 

“Cute” (Dairy Goat Kid) Nikon D300, 200m, F/8, 1/125s, ISO 200

image. However, the light wasn’t all that great and with 60 degree temps, the pigeons weren’t even IN the barn but rather, sitting outside on the electrical wires! Sigh.  

So, I hung with the cows for a bit waiting for some divine inspiration to occur, but when the stench reached an intolerable level, I decided to take a stroll around the grounds. 🙂  

The young calf’s roaming freely in the outside pen were sweet, but it was an adorable dairy goat kid that stole my heart!   

Just look at this face!  

The li’l goat kept posing for the camera as if in its own impromptu photo shoot! 

“Flirt” (Dairy Goat Kid) Nikon D300, 200mm, F/8, 1/80s, ISO 200

Don’t these look like they were shot in a studio?? 

They weren’t. 

The little goat was standing just inside the doorway of an ingloo-shaped shelter made of thick plastic. Toplit and backlit, the inside glowed yielding this suede-looking backdrop.  

Cool!  

I could have photographed him (her?) all day long but, unfortunately, other stops were still on my to-do list. So, I bid the sweet little creature Adieu and went on my way.  

I smiled all the way home and then had to laugh when I realized that goat was the most cooperative model I’ve ever had! 🙂

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From the cool demeanor to the toothpick in the mouth, this goat is definitely Italian!

"Howyoudoin" (Goat) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/6.3, 1/250s, -0.7EV, ISO 640

"Howyoudoin" (Goat) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/6.3, 1/250s, -0.7EV, ISO 640

Capiche?

Was out doing some errands today and decided to head to Richardson’s Dairy in Middleton to see if I could find anything worth photographing.

Sadly, most of the animals must have been out grazing in the fields, but there were a few calves roaming the small paddock. One seemed particularly sweet on me!

She kept sniffing my camera and licking the cuff of my denim shorts. So, I stroked her head and scratched her neck a bit and when she had enough of me, she joined the others to lay down in the shade (smart girl!)

Was a difficult time of day to be photographing (hot, glaring sun), but I did get this shot of my sweet li’l Bessie!

“Making Eyes at Me” (Dairy Calf) Nikon D300, 70mm, F/8, 1/1000s, -0.7EV, ISO 200, SB800 w/Gary Fong Lightsphere Cloud, -1.0EV

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