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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.  


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! 🙂

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


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