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Re: Hey Hay Hey

Post by Duck » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:41 pm

I'm happy. I learned something new today.
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Post by mcveed » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:06 pm

I like the less hazy version. Nice composition. I believe this animal is lying on a bed of straw which suggests it was not photographed in the 'wild'. Where was the image taken?

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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:26 pm

Steve, I hope you don't ever try to get too close to these beasts. They may lumber but, when they want, they move exceedingly fast. I knew of someone who had approached within 5 yards of one in Yellowstone and stood behind a tree to take a picture of it grazing. In a flash and before the man could react, the buffalo had turned, raced around the tree and gored the man in the leg. I don't know how the story ended; the fellow who was telling me was cautioning me on my behavior. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:53 am

mcveed wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:06 pm
I like the less hazy version. Nice composition. I believe this animal is lying on a bed of straw which suggests it was not photographed in the 'wild'. Where was the image taken?
I thought the 'haze' added a sense of place but agree the vision is better and unencumbered. I appreciate that!

This is a lucky one for me as there's a small protected herd at the William S. Hart Park a few miles away. I hope to photograph them more when I get home and have more time to dedicate to the thing I love. Thank you again! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:56 am

Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:26 pm
Steve, I hope you don't ever try to get too close to these beasts. They may lumber but, when they want, they move exceedingly fast. I knew of someone who had approached within 5 yards of one in Yellowstone and stood behind a tree to take a picture of it grazing. In a flash and before the man could react, the buffalo had turned, raced around the tree and gored the man in the leg. I don't know how the story ended; the fellow who was telling me was cautioning me on my behavior. Matt
I went to the fence once to get a closer look at a cow. He was a big one and seemed to be eating but in a blink, he was at the fence full charge. I don't think I would have made it if I was in the enclosure. The bison look docile, but I know better, thank you! S-
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Post by mcveed » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:05 am

Be very very careful photographing these chaps when the females have young ones. The males are extremely protective at that time. Even the supposedly 'tame' ones in buffalo ranches can be very volatile at that time. Ask any rancher who raises buffalo for meat; they are too big to push around and they are "not quite" tame.

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Post by Graham Smith » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 am

uuglypher wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:16 pm
St3v3M wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:26 am
Hey Hay Hey. S-
Just a bit of a finer point, here.
Hay is edible fodder,(alfalfa, grass hays) harvested as livestock food.
Straw is the dried grass that remains after the grain (wheat, oats, rye, barley) has been harvested therefrom; it is used for bedding.

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Folks calling straw hay is high amongst my pet peeves, Dave. I probably need to get myself a hobby :D
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:29 am

mcveed wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:05 am
Be very very careful photographing these chaps when the females have young ones. The males are extremely protective at that time. Even the supposedly 'tame' ones in buffalo ranches can be very volatile at that time. Ask any rancher who raises buffalo for meat; they are too big to push around and they are "not quite" tame.
I try to be respectful of their space, but I really do appreciate this! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:30 am

Graham Smith wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 am
Folks calling straw hay is high amongst my pet peeves, Dave. I probably need to get myself a hobby :D
Ya, you probably need to take up an art or something... LAF
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:32 pm

Graham Smith wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 am
uuglypher wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:16 pm
St3v3M wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:26 am
Hey Hay Hey. S-
Just a bit of a finer point, here.
Hay is edible fodder,(alfalfa, grass hays) harvested as livestock food.
Straw is the dried grass that remains after the grain (wheat, oats, rye, barley) has been harvested therefrom; it is used for bedding.

Dave
Folks calling straw hay is high amongst my pet peeves, Dave. I probably need to get myself a hobby :D
Mine is when people call spiders "insects" :)
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