Saturday, July 23, 2005


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The Kane County fair continues through this weekend, ending tomorrow. The fair exibits open at 7 a.m., but I slept in a bit, arriving at 7:30. It was good to walk around early, before the midway came to life.

Steer judging started just after the vegetables were judged, about 9 a.m. The barns were a flurry of activity as each steer was spray and combed and fluffed and "detailed" for the judging ring. It was a busy, busy place.

This is my entry for this weeks Photo Friday challenge - "Attractive". There's probably nothing more attractive than a woman that can handle a 1,600 lb. steer. Attitude - yes! I have reasonable expectations that my bandwidth will be gobbled up like a billy goat with this entry, and perhaps those ChicagoPhotoblogger guys will realize the value of a trip out to the country for a photoshoot.


Anonymous said...

There's a steer in that picture? ;-)

Visual Flow

Tim P said...

I can't help you on the bandwidth issue and I don't know who those Chicago blogger guys are, but I like your photo!

pablo said...

It looks like that woman may be holding a camera in her hand. Is that you, Zanne, in that short shirt and hip-hugger pants?

Also, how can Gary tell it's a steer from the photo? Is it simply that a male animal is drooling in the presence of a lovely female?

Zanne said...

Gary...good one. One point for you. Those of you who haven't checked out Gary's site - click on that "Visual Flow". His pics out of that little Casio are so awesome, it sent me over to Ebay to locate a used one, so that I can have a small camera to carry everywhere.

Pablo - HA HA HA HA HA HA. Yeah, that's me. HA HA HA. Well, lets just say in another time and place that would have me. 40 years ago.

Regards, Suzanne

poopie said...

Great shot!

srp said...

The vivid black of the "steer" is wonderful. He is foaming a little over her but, most men tend to do that anyway. I'll have to go vote for this one.

Swtnsasi said...

That shot reminds me of the poem "Phenomenal Woman". Attitude indeed!!

Becca said...

exceptional photo!