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Posted by
Ajay (Pune, India) on 26 January 2009 in Animal & Insect.

NIKON D60 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 100 36 mm

Rags from Plano, United States

well composed. Why does the cow have the thing on its mouth?

26 Jan 2009 8:31am

@Rags: Good question. A difficult one also. I actually had to call someone, who use to do farming, to get the answer. And here is it:

This thing (I don't know what they call it) is tied on bulls mouth to keep their head up so they can walk and work faster. Technically speaking, if this is not tied on their mouth the bull's head stays down in search of grass to eat which makes them walk slower.

By putting this thing on their mouth they also understand it's time to work not eat. Something an animal mind needs to be reminded frequently otherwise. Like those side covers on horse's eyes, you know. To keep their heads straight. :-)

Calvy/Abhi from Despo Ville, India

beautifully shot and title is impeccably fitting the bill!

26 Jan 2009 8:32am

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull portrait

26 Jan 2009 2:21pm

chakrapani from Hyderabad, India

soft eyes ... hmmm . taurus it is !

26 Jan 2009 2:23pm

Vink from Grasse - Côte d, France

Superb portrait !

26 Jan 2009 2:26pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Works so well as a tight crop, particularly in mono I feel. A terrific photograph and interesting explaination of the ropes.

26 Jan 2009 3:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Paul (Eyes Wide Shut) speaks my sentiments perfectly.

26 Jan 2009 4:25pm

@john4jack: Ah... now I know Paul's name. :-) Thanks Jack.

Pascale from france, France

Oh oh !!!!!! j'te vois toi..........hi hi.....j'aime !

26 Jan 2009 4:36pm

Miguel Almeida from Portugal

Another superb colse up, the detail of the ropes is fantástic

26 Jan 2009 9:13pm

AC from New York, United States

Great closeup. Really like the way you've captured an expression on the face. It seems to be wondering what you are up to :)

26 Jan 2009 10:23pm

@AC: Yes... it must be thinking, "You are lucky you can play with me with that stupid black round thing. All because I am tied up right now. Take those rope out of my face and I'll make you dance all over these fields like you've never danced before."

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Strong composition and cadre. Love the B&W

26 Jan 2009 10:24pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wonderful superb closeup, and so interesting to read about the rope

27 Jan 2009 1:43am

One from Açores, Portugal

Another great colseup, excellent choice for B & W !!

27 Jan 2009 3:20am

1/200 second
ISO 100
36 mm