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Photo of the Week by Grodgeman

Taken on an estancia (ranch) in Patagonia. I did hesitate about this one, then saw that the category 'Pets/Captive animals' exists. This is it. The real thing.
Uploaded20/02/2019 - 10:22
CategoryPets / Captive animals
Shutter Speed1/50
Aperturef/3.5
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length18mm
Views/Likes100/4
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Nigelk
Posted 20/02/2019 - 21:22 Link
Interesting processing of an unusual and interesting subject matter. I really like it, gets 10/10 from me.
go4IT
Posted 20/02/2019 - 22:52 Link
Good God--what pelts are they? Say they aren't sheep pelts, please...
Posted 20/02/2019 - 23:13 Link
Brilliant... intriguing and disturbing in equal measure...

Best
davidwozhere
Posted 21/02/2019 - 01:05 Link
This doesn't pull any punches and its honesty of reporting is forgiveness for any hurt that goes with it.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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go4IT
Posted 21/02/2019 - 02:23 Link
Tell that to the sheep waiting under Damacles’ sword.
Clayboss
Posted 21/02/2019 - 13:00 Link
It makes a strong impression. It is a very sinister image because of the juxtaposition of the live sheep with the pelts. The colour, almost monotone, somehow adds to that foreboding. A powerful, strong picture demanding the viewer to question our treatment of animals. I know that in the U.K. animals waiting for slaughter, which I guess these sheep would be, are penned in more sterile surroundings but does that make it more acceptable? I am not a vegetarian and I enjoy roast lamb. Well done for stirring us all up!
go4IT
Posted 21/02/2019 - 15:10 Link
I have absolutely no problem with the taking and posting of this image because it does indeed challenge the viewer to question our treatment of animals. While I am a vegetarian, I have zero interest in proselytizing those who choose to eat meat. But I must say I was shocked to see that some rancher saw fit to needlessly add to his sheep's suffering by hanging their comrades' pelts over their heads, like the sword of Damocles.
Edited by go4IT: 21/02/2019 - 15:12
alfpics
Posted 25/02/2019 - 09:41 Link
Powerful - and intriguing. Your pp has added to the effect. Congrats on POTW
Andy
davidtrout
Posted 25/02/2019 - 10:17 Link
A seriously challenging image that demands attention as a quality photograph while at the same time makes a disturbing statement. over animal treatment. A good choice for POTW.
David
Posted 25/02/2019 - 10:53 Link
Thank you for all your comments.
GIULIO57
Posted 25/02/2019 - 12:00 Link
Good POTW
PPG
go4IT
Posted 25/02/2019 - 17:36 Link
davidtrout wrote:
A seriously challenging image that demands attention as a quality photograph while at the same time makes a disturbing statement. over animal treatment. A good choice for POTW.
David

My sentiments also. Congratulations on a very strong POTW win.
davidwozhere
Posted 26/02/2019 - 00:42 Link
It is also a commentary about attitudes. The rancher, reading this, might easily think we are nuts. A very well deserved POTW.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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