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The weather in Scotland can be harsh,the landscape battered by cold,driving rain and snow. Highland cattle have been part of this landscape for thousand of years……This Highland bull was very calm and confident who allowed me to get in close to take his photograph….When I was a lad my father told me that a female Highland cow with new born calves although generally gentle should always be approached with caution…….Please e enjoy.


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05/05/11 8:21 AM GMT
You have a 'Encounter' with one of these and you be counting no more!

Excellent workings here pal..
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* A picture is the expression of an impression * .. .. OwdBob'sGallery
05/05/11 2:57 PM GMT
The "Running of the Bulls" is just one false step away Mick.
Again you use the lighting to perfection. Do you have a hover craft with a light attached? :)

Wonderful work.


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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
05/05/11 5:51 PM GMT
We should take photos together Mick :-), Great great shot of this bid bull. It is on my desktop! Mich
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05/05/11 6:37 PM GMT
Mick dear,
This is the most charming cow .....
Well, perhaps not quite that charming RUNNING !!!!
{of course I know it must have been the other gender - the bull - maybe ...?] still running ...
10/10 in VB just now - this is without any doubt. HOWGH.
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
05/05/11 6:42 PM GMT
A Wonderful photo and work,Mick..
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05/05/11 7:39 PM GMT
Wow what a stunning looking photography this is and the colours and light are blow away.It like a painting,also I love the light running across the lake too.10/10
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05/05/11 8:09 PM GMT
This is outstanding with the use of the lighting, and a beautiful scene. Tigs♥ =^..^=

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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
05/05/11 8:42 PM GMT
He looks impressive and very handsome. Your photo looks the same way :-) Excellent work! Saved&faved!
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05/05/11 8:49 PM GMT
My my, this is certainly not any mild-tempered cow ... LOL
On third and fourth thoughts ... LOL
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
05/05/11 11:36 PM GMT
He looks so cool! Lots of Highland cattle here in NZ and always very photogenic but it needs your magic tough to make them look like this. Thanks for sharing.
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What is life, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare - and take pictures!
05/06/11 12:38 AM GMT
Once again, the master of lighting has struck again. KEEP-PAH
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05/06/11 11:10 AM GMT
I truly wish I could come see these landscapes in person. A fantastic dramatic sky. With your image and narrative I can't help but feel nostalgic. So similar to an old wall hanging at my grandmothers. Your father was so right.... yet true of most mothers. lol
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05/06/11 1:55 PM GMT
Definitely enjoy this one Mick - the colours are gorgeous and it has a real atmosphere - lovely work.
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust . . . . The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress." ~ Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
05/06/11 9:47 PM GMT
Hi Mick, I really like the theme. Reminds me of our stock dam back on the farm. A little different scenery, but I have seen that look before by our bull.Nice photo
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05/07/11 12:48 AM GMT
Mick this is a beautiful. I love the depth of it. Our Herford cattle were crossbred from the highland cattle.
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05/07/11 8:13 PM GMT
He has quite a set of horns on him Mick! It reminds me of a oil painting from the 18th century by the way the golden light shines on the bull with a dark and gloomy sky in the distance...most impressive!
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05/09/11 4:04 PM GMT
Excellent shot of this mean looking bull, that's one stormy looking sky.
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05/11/11 11:21 PM GMT
Saw this in VB and knew exactly whose it was.

Look like a Fine painting Mike........Excellent!

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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
05/16/11 10:10 PM GMT
A very exciting photograph, Mick, in more ways than one. :)

The dark sky and shadows add a nice bit of drama to the scene, and the sunlight is marvelous. Terrific color in this shot, as well. Another masterpiece from you. Well done!

- Steve
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05/17/11 2:06 AM GMT
Wow...I can almost feel the energy of the storm AND the bull. Absolutely wonderful contrasts. Love it!
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06/21/11 2:43 PM GMT
My goodness- he is a lovely beast!! I love the lighting on your posts...and this is no exception! The sunlight breaking through those dark clouds onto this bull near the pretty waters is so pretty.
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Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain
07/18/11 1:09 PM GMT
Fantastic looking photo. A wonderful pastoral scene that would make a lovely painting. Beautiful colours highlighted by the gorgeous lighting in the scene. Very nicely composed and presented.
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There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing. - Camille Pissarro
12/17/11 8:48 AM GMT
I agree with .Eubeen. A wonderful photo with lots of harmony!
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Everything goes fine, believe me! If life itsself is tough, then fight back. You have nothing to loose, just anything to win. Look at it from the bright side, no worries!

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