This cow is grazing in a space that is called the Green Heart. It is not a regular Dutch cow, he is imported. I'm not sure where from, but I will find out. In the back you see SnowWorld, an artificial indoor ski resort.
Randstad & the Green Heart
The Netherlands is a densely populated country and most of the population lives in or around the big cities in the western part of the country which is called Randstad. The countries biggest cities are part of it: Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam. Between all of these cities are smaller cities and towns that slowly became bigger. They created this big green buffer zone Green Heart in between, to avoid that Randstad becomes one gigantic uncontrollable city. This green environment cleans the air and is a place for recreation and animals.
Problem now is that the government on the one hand wants to keep the Green Heart intact because of the initial thought behind it, but on the other hand they could really use these good positioned grounds to build on, because lack of it slows down the economy.
Edit: it's a Galloway cow from Scotland.
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joeydrops (2655) 2006-08-01 6:41
Lovely shot! This cow is soooo cute. The detail and its expression are wonderful. Good colours and OOF background to make the cow stand out. Well done!
Silke (3027) 2006-08-01 10:19
Excellent notes, Gilbert & good compostion, excellent colours, well-handled dof and top-notch POV.
pinkoxygen (49) 2006-08-01 12:32
Yes, I agree! The cow (errr, calf) is sooo adorable..! But I notice the tagged ear.. which means he's slated for...... dinner?
Great, clear shot.
klennon79 (0) 2006-08-01 16:59
Very nice shot and great note too! Nice focus on the cow and great blurred background. Your subject really represents the good cause of Green Heart! Nice work!
saamb (1008) 2006-08-02 4:38
great animal portrait!!! a excellent focuse in his head and good depth specially. i like its framing and interesting note too.
Betty (143) 2006-08-02 8:36
hmmm a chocolate cow, it gives a whole new meaning to milk :p
nice portrait Gilbert, I won't repeat what the others said technically. I personally like the "warm day's end" colours and feel well captured in this pic, nice! Betty
blakitan (1311) 2006-08-02 21:02
Superb close up picture of this nice-looking cow. Sharp with nice details. Greatly composed.
kasienka (0) 2006-08-04 5:08
This cow is lovely!!! This photo is beautiful!!!
Aspirin (278) 2006-09-25 11:26
Nice shot and great out of focus background.
Very sharp details.
NellyD (1874) 2006-11-04 10:02
Ik vind het hele leuke dieren dit soort koeien, en deze staat er erg leuk op. Mooi portret, goeie kleuren en details.
Robpulp (917) 2006-11-16 18:40
nice shot of the cow, great clarity and colours and perfect focus.. well done
maloutim (9633) 2007-01-03 15:54
I looked at the site on " Galloway cow ", which confirmed whar I thought, that your picture shows a calf, which makes it cuter to my mind.
Nice subject and interesting note. Let us know what wins in the end: the economy or the environment?
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1341)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax *ist DS, SMC Pentax-F 1:4-5.6 70-210mm
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cow to the pasture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-01 5:45