Zebus oxen (Bos primigenius indicus) are a part of daily Indian rural life.
Here they are pulling a chart with a load of sugar cane.
They have a wooden yoke on the neck to distribute the force of draft across their shoulders.
Zebus typically have a hump on the shoulders, droop ears and large dewlaps (the flaps hanging from the neck).
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imtiyaz (1005) 2009-03-24 10:20
In rural Indians life style People are totally dependent animals not only on Bulls, goats, snakes, elephants (once upon a time), horses and so many.
We not only take the help from them but also we adore them as GOD for example you can see this on wiki
Hey paul, You made me to think about my village.
Where it is common thing to see.
After adopting the metro life, these are something we are missing.
Greeting from India,
RedDevil (1217) 2009-03-24 10:38
But poor, this is very great moment for take a very nice picture.
CLODO (33864) 2009-03-24 11:41
typical scene of India, well focused and showing in detail the equipment
Thank you for sharing
bukitgolfb301 (40756) 2009-03-24 14:18
Hello my dear Paul
Great photo. You could well describe the vivid expression of cows with very good framework, angle and nice color management. I think if you focus them from the front, that would be a simple one. Congratulation on your good job !
Best regards and thanks for sharing
PS. In Japan spring has just come, I will start shooting cherry blossom(sakura)
Waylim (25502) 2009-03-24 16:46
From this image, it's easy to understand why people in many part of the worlds, especially in India and Nepal, have so much respect for cow. My family don't eat beef in respect for the hard work cows provided in the farm. this is an excellent image, good close up, good details and a wonderful daily life image.
gunbud (34066) 2009-03-24 17:47
Wonderful clarity and strong natural color to this fine twin portrait.
The oxen are seen in such strong details and precise lighting that their every mucsle and giant blood vessels are seen in striking relief.
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-03-25 3:56
A picture that tells a story, which is always the best part as far as I'm concerned. Colorful and representative of rural daily life in a great number of Asian countries. Beautiful light and taken from a striking close angle, I like it a lot. TFS! Have a good day, I'll see you around.
Morac (27723) 2009-03-25 14:31
Une superbe netteté sur ce très bel attelage comme nous n'en voyons souvent par chez nous.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-03-25 15:22
Good evening Paul,
This image is splendid, if I dare to say, these heads are expressive, they express the tender and the renouncement of any freedom. It is an image which points out to me my youths of kid of the countryside in Poitou, where there were still harnessed horses and also oxen. The realization is perfect in light, colors and clearness. Cheer.
Have a nice evening
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-03-25 22:15
Dat is een interessante foto met knappe belichting en mooie details! Interessante info. Prima werk!
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-03-26 4:43
Nice tight compo here.
I like the way you enhanced the muscles of the animals.
Have a nice day,
siolaw (38292) 2009-03-26 7:20
You have superb quality here with rich, well contrasted colors and sharp detils, under an optimal Indian light. Tight framing works well here.
vincz (19113) 2009-03-27 1:30
Excellent, really exellent. The light is beautiful, the blue background perfect.
Uhu (8567) 2009-03-27 2:52
Quite prehistoric view, sorry all Indians who can think different!
Great photo, these animals looks quite unusual to me - and this yoke also looks kind of strange.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-03-27 7:13
Very impressive shot with spectacular composition. The title is superb, really, "they explode from the strength almost". The dark-bluish background emphasizes the animals in the composition wonderfully. Excellent shot. Have a nice weekend!
leo61 (0) 2009-03-28 13:00
Great POv and excellent sharpness.The light is good too and I like the blue wall in the background.
marietom (34609) 2009-03-28 13:42
Magnifique, ces couleurs et ce plan rapproché ! J'aime beaucoup cette composition.
dragonetti (249) 2009-04-02 1:23
Mooi scherp beeld. De compositie is heel geslaagd met deze diagonale lijn. Heel veel mooie details !
Ook de beschaduwde blauwe achtergrond vind ik heel passend.
BennyV (16393) 2009-04-02 11:34
Mooi parallel effect hier, Paul, en die heerlijk blauwe achtergrond is prachtig (misschien jammer dat die niet over de hele foto doorloopt?), knappe \-lijn ook doorheen de compositie. Een geslaagde foto, prima upload.
Vasa (515) 2009-04-25 15:45
j'exerce un parcour dans la galerie de Kerala et je tombe sur cette belle image. Les portraits sont forts, soulignes de la belle lumiere. Paul, tu peux etre fier de cette realisation. Tres content de t'avoir revu.
stevesaba (8163) 2009-06-07 18:14
I just happened apon this one! Great clear photo...and very striking. These zebus oxen as you call them are amazing....the angle of the horns being new to me. Just great focus, and wonderful framing. I hope you don't mind, I am going to add it to a theme I have going...Draught Beasts of Asia. Nice work, regards,
foozi (7101) 2009-10-23 6:33
this is really very fascinating. The repetition is superbs. Very natural and very lively to see the cool cows in good light.
The shines and the details are well seen.
quillo (11850) 2010-08-22 8:05
Hola Paul :
An ideal capture of the Zebus, the definition is exquisite,
the light and the very good colors .....
it is an image that brings to
me good memories of my trip for Kerala.
Congratulations for the good work and thank you.
yquem46 (38750) 2010-08-22 8:09
une image que j'ai ratée mais que je re-découvre en regardant la page critiques de TE
belle image d'où se dégage une très grande puissance. Un beu double portrait
- Copyright: Paul Bulteel (pauloog) (11747)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-14
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Draught Beasts of Asia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-24 9:27