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Blackbrook Longhorn

We had an evening out to a local farm that rears these very attractive Longhorn cattle and sells the meat through various local outlets.  The visit included a barbecue of burgers and hot dogs using their home grown and butchered meat, it was very tasty, and I believe we were eating Hilary, (as was.)

Spring Barrow Lodge Farm is located on the edge of Charnwood Forest and is the home to Blackbrook Traditional Meat. They are renowned for their pedigree Longhorn cattle and their excellent Longhorn beef, as well as quality lamb and pork. There is more about the cattle and the products from the farm at http://www.blackbrook-longhorns.com/

This was the first occasion on which I used the my new Canon G10.

Blackbrook Longhorn

We had an evening out to a local farm that rears these very attractive Longhorn cattle and sells the meat through various local outlets.  The visit included a barbecue of burgers and hot dogs using their home grown and butchered meat, it was very tasty, and I believe we were eating Hilary, (as was.)

Spring Barrow Lodge Farm is located on the edge of Charnwood Forest and is the home to Blackbrook Traditional Meat. They are renowned for their pedigree Longhorn cattle and their excellent Longhorn beef, as well as quality lamb and pork. There is more about the cattle and the products from the farm at http://www.blackbrook-longhorns.com/

This was the first occasion on which I used the my new Canon G10.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Oct 2009, 01:31
Bert is very handsome, Brian.

The G10 seems to be doing the job very well. I own a couple of the early G series and recall their strengths.
Brian Walbey: He is a good looking boy isn't he Ray, he had his lady and two calves in the field with him. I'm quite pleased with the G10 so far.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Oct 2009, 01:55
A lovely animal Brian: this is presumably their bull?
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chris, one of two or three bulls on the farm, they have a lot of lady cows, I'll say no more smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 9 Oct 2009, 08:54
detail from the camera is great Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony.
He looks very nice and cuddly - even with those horns.
The camera seems to be very good and is certainly capturing a lot of perfect focus detail.
Brian Walbey: The whole breed are quite a passive sort of cow Sheila, mind you there was a stone wall between him and me smile
Great portrait Brian. The details are impressive!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Oct 2009, 12:08
Wonderful face great colours captured
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much vintage.
Not Hilary Clinton, I hope! You've really captured the characteriestics of his wiry coat very well. The food sounds delicious.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. No Hilary Clinton doesn't do anything for my appetite. The food was excellent.
He's a lovely woolly bully Brian. Great capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks janet, they were all so apssive, even when we walked through their field.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Oct 2009, 13:31
He is really eyeballing you, Brian. He knows you have BBQ on your mind! I've always wondered what the nose-rings are for? I'm quite sure they're not a fashion statement! smile
And Congratulations on your Canon G10.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie. The nose rings are where they attach a rope to lead the bull around. I'm enjoying the G10, I have been playing with bracketed exposures and RAW this morning for HDR, that should be fun to play with.
Very tasty..very sweet. I suppose we're looking at a future steak. Nice shot of him Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron. I think, being a bull, he is too valuable in other respects to think of turning him in to burgers Ron.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 9 Oct 2009, 16:03
I don't know how I missed this beauty this morning. His horns are well used and he's a great looking fellow.
Brian Walbey: He is a lovely fellow Mary, and apparently quite passive as well.
I saw a film clip about this breed and farm on the tele not long ago.

richard
Brian Walbey: I think it was the Hairy Bikers duo you might have seen at this farm on the T.V.Richard.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 9 Oct 2009, 22:23
Astonishing detail Brian, a credit to you.

Have you thought of offering this picture to the farm?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie. I might think about your suggestion, the farm is only just up the road.
Aww nice ol fella, he looks very peaceful & placid, nicely captured Brian. I had the G7 when it first came out, brilliant camera for a pocket sized mini SLR. The macro mode on it was absolutely brilliant, extremely good at holding detail & clarity. Alas it was stolen from out of the car (swines) and i never replaced it..
Brian Walbey: Shame about the theft Dave. The G10 seems to be a good camera, I fear that I might neglect my DSLR now I've got it though.
Cool head. Good framing. Colors and contrast are superb.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Paul.
Brian, been catching up on the photos I have missed. I have really enjoyed wandering through your archives, such a treat. I particularly liked this handsome fellow! Wonderful detail. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks for looking back at all my recent postings Rosalyn, I'm glad you enjoyed them. Apparnetly this fellow is quite a docile character as well.

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