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Do you have any great photos of your Blondes? Do you enjoy taking photos? This is your chance to grab your camera and capture that perfect pose. The Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association is hoping to build a library of pictures that can be used on the website and in upcoming newsletters. What a great way to expose our Blonde cattle to the world!
Each month one eligible winning photograph will be selected by our newsletter editor, and the winner will receive a $25.00 credit towards their next fullblood or purebred registration.
The decision of the judge is final. The Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Board reserves the right to not have a winner if it is deemed no picture is eligible in a particular month.
Remember, for a chance to win a $25.00 registration credit and see your photo on the Blonde website, take your camera the next time you go to check on the fences!
Click any of the photos to see an enlargement.
|WINTER 2014 WINNER
Photo Contest Judge, Jana Keeley, announced the latest winner of our Photo Contest - Shellie Wolfe, Dusty Acres Blondes of Dawson Creek, BC.
|SUMMER 2015 WINNER
Photo Contest Judge, Jana Keeley, is pleased to announce the latest winner of our Photo Contest - Shellie Wolfe, Dusty Acres Blondes of Dawson Creek, BC.
|SUMMER 2014 WINNER
Photo Contest Judge, Jana Keeley, is pleased to announce the latest winner of our Photo Contest - Kirk McGee of Ridge View Blondes, Codrington, Ontario.
|FALL 2014 WINNER
Photo Contest Judge, Jana
Keeley, is pleased to announce
the latest winner of our Photo Contest, Lisa Loeffler
of Lisa Marie Photography
|FALL 2013 WINNER
The winner of Photo Contest is Shellie Wolfe of Dawson Creek, BC. This photo is a winner because there's good contrast in the colours, and can be used as either a vertical on a magazine front cover, or as a horizontal on a website.
|WINTER 2013 WINNER
Photo Contest Judge, Jana Keeley, is pleased to announce the latest winner of our Photo Contest,
Ashley McNevan of Over the Top Cattle Co., Ontario.
|SPRING 2013 WINNER
Sheila McNevan of Hilltop Orchard Farms in Ontario took these "Curious Calves", posed perfectly
for this fall shot. Great contrast between the colours of the cattle against the greens leaves starting
to turn with the fall cooler temperatures.
|SUMMER 2013 WINNER
This is one of Kirk McGee's 2012 heifer calves out of his 14 year-old High Point Miss Hope, the "mama maker" part of his herd. Kirk says she rarely has a bull calf and the heifers seem to find their way into the replacement pen.
|WINTER 2012 WINNER
Bogart Blondes of Tweed, Ontario took this picture titled "The Herd".
It shows a very nice lighting effect, plus a great contrast between the colours of the cattle against the greens of the pasture.
|FALL 2012 WINNER
Rheo Machina of Clifford, Ontario took this picture of two old matriarchs of the Blonde breed: DRM Nevada 08N and MBRHEO Nikki 313N. Here they pose for a picture as drought looms across Ontario.
|SUMMER 2012 WINNER
Pat Filz of Forty Acre Blondes, Lampman, Saskatchewan is the contest winner for this summer's issue. About the picture, Pat said, “This one should be good”!
|SPRING 2012 WINNER
Reed Rigney of Willow Springs Stock Farm of Westlock, Alberta took the winning photograph this time. Reed found this one as he was looking for pictures for the Alberta Blondes booth at the Calgary Stampede.
|WINTER 2011 WINNER
Kirk McGee of Rondakk Acres, Condrington, Ontario took the winning photograph this time. Kirk took this picture of the girls as they descend to the sandpit after a hot afternoon spent lounging under the pines.
|FALL 2011 WINNER
Ian Kruis from Knox Pumpkin Farm in Hampton, Ontario took the winning photograph this time.
|SPRING 2011 WINNER
Myrna Flesch from Stavely, AB is the winning photographer for this issue. Myrna took this picture when she was at Paul Ferguson’s in October.
|WINTER 2010 WINNER
Shellie Wolfe from Dawson Creek, BC is the winning photographer for this issue. Shellie couldn't believe how perfectly Woody just stood there and posed for her! As soon
as the camera went "click", he returned to chasing his cows!
|FALL 2010 WINNER
Kirk McGee from Rondakk Acres in Codrington, Ontario is the winning photographer for the second time in a row! The winning picture shows the girls from "Northfork" stopping by the pond for a drink and a cool down after a hot and humid August day. This shot would look great as
a website header.
|SUMMER 2010 WINNER
Kirk McGee of Rondakk Acres, Codrington, Ontario, took this shot of Rondakk Kirk's Xabrina, taking a brave walk away from the herd to check out the guy with the camera!
|FALL 2009 WINNER
Myrna Flesch of Stavely, Alberta took this calf picture. Not only does the picture have great conformation, but so does the calf! The beauty of this shot is that the designer can keep the cow in if that works best for the ad, or crop the cow out. Lots of grass and sky makes for the type of photo an ad designer has lots to work with.
|SPRING 2009 WINNER
Eric Doran of Tweed, Ontario took this cow and calf picture, High
Point Melissa and her calf. Shows the udder and conformation of both the cow & her calf.
|FALL 2007 WINNER
Ann Musgrove of KAM Blondes, Charlie Lake, BC. What a great example of a Blonde bull!
|SPRING 2007 WINNER
Bill Van Bakel of Van Bakel Blondes, Dublin, Ontario. One of
the nice things about this particular photo is that it gives the printer lots of room to be creative.
|WINTER 2006 WINNER
Ilse Vink of Halcyon Farms, Wooler, Ontario. This shot of son Ian was taken at the 2006 Roseneath Fair.
|FALL 2006 WINNER
John & Ilsa Vink of Halcyon Farms, Wooler, Ontario. "Mindi's calf" was just 2 wks old when the picture was taken.
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