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Cows on the Jordan river bank

Cows on the Jordan river bank
Photo Information
Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11638 W: 628 N: 21895] (93890)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/21 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-11 0:48
Viewed: 770
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Seconds before I took this picture with the Bailey bridge , spotted a herd of cows under the shadows of Eucalyptus-trees on the bank of the Jordan river cleft. 33.0103, 32.6276 precise point on the map.

This picture also taken through the bus-window on the way to the Golan-heights on the #91 road.

RAW, F3.5, 1/640, ISO100, cropped a bit from the upper part and elevated illumination-curve, suprisingly it was not as difficult to balance as I first thought.


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Dobar dan.
Interesantan pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto sa stokom, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepo zeleno drvece i stoka u hladivini.
Zelim vam lep dan, sve najbolje, srecno.

Good day.
Interesting view, good text ...
Nice place with cattle, good contrast, nice colors, nice caught moment. Nice green trees and cattle in the shade.
I wish you a nice day, all the best, happy.

Hello Ike, my neighbour today !
This is more than a photographic work. My impression is that of a medieval oil painting !
Very well observed and captured.
Good layout and light management.
TFS and have a nice weekend

Hello Ike;
It would seem to be a warm day with the cows taking refuge under the shade of the trees. They are nicely distributed about the frame and contribute much to the rustic mood. Agreeable warm lights and colours.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
  • [2018-02-11 1:48]

Hello Ike,
A nice landscape with these trees providing rich shadows of the cows to seek shelter from the fierce sunlight. I like the colours contrasts and the play of light and shadow. Well spotted and captured.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12324 W: 126 N: 22230] (113175)
  • [2018-02-11 1:51]

Hi Ike,we are close to the river but we can see still on the ground the effect of the last dry summer with the yellow herbs. A difficult composition talking about the exposure,some part is a bit dark but it were impossibile to made different,excellent sharpness. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10365 W: 161 N: 17205] (131115)
  • [2018-02-11 1:59]

Witaj Ike!
Interesting place.
Good frame and colors.
Curious light and shadow.
Cows add flavor to this picture.
Well done.
Nice sunday.

Bonjour, cher ami Ike,
Pour une prise de vue réalisée à partir d'un autobus, le résultat est probant.
C'est bien agréable de voir ces vaches au repos ou non sous une ombre bienfaisante.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16204 W: 159 N: 28248] (148600)
  • [2018-02-11 2:38]

Hola Ike
Bonne prise depuis la fenêtre du bus, un joli aperçu des vaches dans l'ombre,
une composition sympathique , bien présenter
Beau dimanche

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14518 W: 0 N: 16410] (176325)
  • [2018-02-11 3:00]


elles se protège du soleil à l'ombre sous les arbre des immense arcres bien fueillus et les belle vache qui nous regardent quelle sècne et ocmpo.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Ike
All wise cows lying in the shadow to protect themselves against the bright sunlight in the valley of the Jordan river. However not the best position for a photographer to show the pronounced white-brown patterns on their bodies. But without doubt an attractive scene of rural life in this region.
Well done
Have a nice Sunday, groet Rob

Hello Ike,
Grazing animals have a natural talent for creating a pleasant atmosphere. They enliven any view and take life easily, with no worry. This photo also has a nice balance between predominantly green, brown and yellow areas. In case your bus was actually moving, the sharpness is impressive.
Kind regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2018-02-11 4:22]

Hello Ike,

This sees as very dry area to eat of the cows.
But certainly much shadow for the animals.
This is a very nice picture with a good composition.
A nice nature picture of your country.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Hello Ike,

It's a very tempting bucolic scene with grazing cows enjoying the warmth but avoiding the sunshine. The overhanging branches are attractive features but also, create problems for you with their resulting shade. It shows how well the bicolour, patterned hides of the cows work to camouflage them from detection!
A very nicely composed photograph with different hues of green.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-02-11 8:55]

Hello Ike,
nice the view of this rural area with the caws to rest under the shadow.I like the presentation as the way that was taken.


Hi Ike,

The length of the field is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the cows. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello dear Ieharel and have a nice time
and a happy new week
simple but nice
excellent bukolic photo bringing
memoriew from old times and

Hello, Ike.
A nice photo, with all the rural charm, provided by those colorful cows, brown and white, very comfortable installed in the shade of those lush eucalyptus trees.
Very good work. I like it
Have a good start to the week.
Very best regards.

Hello Ike,
Those cows are enjoying the shade of the lush green trees. It's a charming scene.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-02-11 15:41]

Hello Ike,
A very nice rural landscae from this place.
Perfect exposure and good color saturation.
Fine presentation

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10773 W: 146 N: 27120] (129847)
  • [2018-02-12 15:36]

Hello Ike, Good picture taken from the bus. Nice view of the cows under the eucalyptus trees. The right side seems a bit dark. Lovely landscape near the Hula.

Kind regrads MAlgo

Hello Ike,

it looks a good place for the cows, I see them very relax, it interesting the composition with the animals and the trees, well seen,

Best regards,


Ciao Ike, lovely bucolic composition with a lot of cows, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14886 W: 1055 N: 30603] (143247)
  • [2018-02-18 17:19]

Hello Ike

It looks very much like a scene from rural Australia, especially with the eucalyptus trees. Good sharpness and punchy light contrasts. Tfs!

Olá Ike,
uma interessante captura rural aqui, com o gado se escondendo na sombra. Da dó o pasto seco assim, prefiro verde. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço,

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