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The Watchpacas       ©2021 jomari
NIKON D7000       20th place, 26 points
1/400s, f3.5, ISO 100, 90mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Nikcfx > detail extraction
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      Extra Info: These alpacas keep the wrecking yard under surveillance.
 
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jomari
11 days ago
    These alpacas are doing duty in my son's wrecking yard. He has a guard dog, but took him home and brought the alpacas in to clean up the yard. They are great for keeping an eye on intruders. They are very alert and inquisitive and silent. You don't know they are there until they are beside you. They are not aggressive but they are persistent and they certainly give the unwary a fright.

johncomyn
12 days ago
    They make great guard animals.

Lo
12 days ago
    Excellent detail, and I like the way you have focused so clearly on the Alpacas. They look incongruous amid the cars, but I know they have a great reputation for guarding. Great wool too!

Mepo
12 days ago
    What do they do when the find an intruder? Pull the wool over his eyes? LOL OK, so I know they sound the alarm and sometimes spit at an offender. I'd be tempted to put a sign up saying - Some of our alpacas have tested positive.

We used geese in the army as guards - they were great except that they woke you up in the middle of the night even if it just another animal approaching. I never saw anybody get past the geese without alerting them. They also kept the lawns cut.

This makes an interesting contradiction - live animals and dead cars. It's interesting to see cars in a wrecking yard that have no rust. We plaster tons of salt onto our roads every winter so car bodies corrode quickly.

Old Finn
13 days ago
    Interesting and nice picture. Well composed, contrasts ok.

Maike13
13 days ago
    I don't remember seeing an alpaca in a challenge before. Are they friendlier than guard dogs? I like all the different shades of grey in the cars.

forkcandles
13 days ago
    the fur coats also act as polishing clothes .

aoc46
13 days ago
    Junkyard alpacas are certainly an unexpected concept. The fact that they both are leaning slightly to their left makes me think the photo may be tilted. Or maybe they're used to walking that way on Andean mountainsides.

Jade O.
14 days ago
    What I'd love to see is the expression of visitors when they first see these two....A quirky fun shot.

Phil99
14 days ago
    Love the evil glare!

ysal
14 days ago
    This is so funny! Are the alpacas really there as watch "dogs" or for weed control? I know that goats and sheep are commonly used for weed control. This really brings a smile to my face.

SteveBee
15 days ago
    Interesting and unusual image.
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