Pure Friesian February
Do you have the new face of the Pure Friesian Club website?
For the month of February, the Irish Pure Friesian Club is running a photo competition to find the new main picture for our website.
The competition is free to enter and there is no age limit on the photographers entering the competition!
Each week there will be a €75 shopping voucher up for grabs, and the overall winner will receive an additional €100 shopping voucher and the honour of owning the new face of the Irish Pure Friesian Club website!
What are we looking for?
The Irish Pure Friesian Club wants to promote the very best of Pure Friesian bloodlines. This dairy breed is characterised by the longevity, fertility and excellent milk production traits of its cows, while also producing high value male offspring.
We want you to capture these qualities in a picture! The picture can be of any age animal, male or female, but the animal entered must be the progeny of a dam or sire that is 87.5% Pure Friesian.
Terms & conditions
The dam or sire of the animal photographed must be at least 87.5% Pure Friesian (British Friesian). Tag number of the entrant and the qualifying dam or sire must be provided with the entry.
All photographs entered may be used in promotional activity of the Irish Pure Friesian Club including on its social media channels.
The tag numbers will not be made public. They are for verification purposes.
SUBMIT your photos by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by WhatsApp to 086 8552977 including your contact details and the relevant tag numbers for verification.
The competition is free to enter, so enter as many times as you wish each week!
Tips for taking a great photo
Tips for taking photos on your phone:
1. Most photos on the farm are used taking a phone so CLEAN YOUR CAMERA LENS, give it a quick rub before you take the pic
2. RELAX, a shaky hand gives a shaky image
3. NATURAL IS BEST, animals in natural environment with natural light, and if inside please use the flash if the shed is dark or the image will remain dark
4. Get a bit CLOSER, make sure we can see the animal and her best features and CENTRE her in the frame if you want full body capture. There are many different basic tools in your camera settings, if you play around with them, you can add a grid to your image that will help ensure you have a good balance to the picture
5. Keep important TRAITS in mind, good legs, UDDER and teat placement, head, top line, and show off these features as best you can
6. UNIQUE FEATURES are always eye catching, i.e. a red calf, unique markings, twins etc.
7. SAFETY when taking pictures, freshly calved heifers, bulls etc are not always as happy for you to take their pic so please be careful
8. ENJOY THE PROCESS, take plenty of pictures and go back through them and see what could be better, get the younger crew in you family involved, they know more about camera settings and images than most 🎥📸
Best of luck!