I do try to put new pictures up in the My Goats Gallery every so often. Two things keep me from doing this very often. One is the time to get the pictures. The other is my photogenic goats who hate to have their pictures taken.
The goats have a schedule. They eat breakfast then go out to pasture. I normally try to take their pictures out in the pasture.
Morning is not a good time. The light is great. The goats are off on the hills in the woods.
Trees give my photogenic goats great places to hide. And there is the ploy of ganging up.
The herd comes down from the hills in the afternoon. The light is more yellow. Shadows are darker. I must be on the south side of the goats with them facing east or west for a good picture.
Afternoon is also when the goats start thinking about coming in for the night. My appearance is a good excuse to start off for the pasture gate.
I went out early the other day because the goats were down earlier than usual. They were scattered around the old cow barn. How many pictures could I get. My photogenic goats looked great.
As soon as I got there, the herd bunched up and started for the pasture gate. I followed for a distance hoping for one or two pictures. No luck. I left.
The herd stopped. Every head turned to watch me go out a side gate. A short time later the herd spread out to graze again.
Another favorite ploy is to face away from me. All I see are rumps.
Agate and Pest come over to check the camera out. Photogenic goats or not, petting is much superior to having your picture taken.
I have one last recourse. This is highly unpopular with the goats. I tie them to the fence one by one and take a picture. since I’ve been trying to get pictures for the gallery for a couple of months now, I guess I will do this the next nice day.
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