Squinting into the sun

By ColleenA
Good morning....
Thank you for all your votes and comments and to Drighlynne (Lynne) for the ID of the little critter.
One for shadow Saturday...a young male impala squinting into the afternoon sun. After all the rain they had experienced they were soaking up each Sunday... I loved the way his ear was down, quite relaxed.
Apologies if I have missed your uploads or only voted, my time is all consumed by three hospital visits a day, I will try and catch up this weekend..
Have a nice day...
P.S Have added a version for Barbara to show longer horns...

Tags: Impala Wildlife and nature

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Mar 2014 6:09AM
A truly excellent capture, Colleen, a wonderful expression you have captured on his face Smile Carol

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He is really enjoying the warmth of the sun here, a serene expression, just lovely Colleen. A warming image.

Lynette Grin
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 7:01AM
Very nicely done portrait of this lovely Impala relaxing in the sun.
29 Mar 2014 7:18AM
The warm sun is making him drowsy. Not too drowsy I hope, there are lions about. BUT I just noticed he has one eye open, clever chap.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 7:21AM
Lovely capture of a wonderful expression. Love those tiny horns.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 8:14AM
Keeping one eye open - on the lookout! That sun must feel lovely for him - he looks very relaxed. Smile

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 8:38AM
Beautiful tones and colours Colleen. Love the two horns.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Mar 2014 8:42AM
This is so lovely and very cuteSmile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 9:10AM
Do their horns grow larger....
And love the squint and floppy ear as a bonus
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
29 Mar 2014 9:14AM
Wonderful capture Colleen, love the whiskers SmileSmile

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 9:24AM
Looking forward to being drowsey in the sun myself. Lovely shadow on this Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
29 Mar 2014 9:26AM

Quote:Do their horns grow larger....

Yes they do will upload a version to show you longer horns
6 3 8 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 9:29AM
Lovely close upGrin
9 10 10 England
29 Mar 2014 9:45AM
Lovely animal photography Colleen - giving you the wink??GrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 10:04AM
2 great images Colleen, v1 for me well spottedSmile

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 10:20AM
2 lovely images Colleen SmileSmileSmile

29 Mar 2014 10:37AM
cutie of the week award for sure Colleen

V two for me we'll composed and taken

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 11:13AM
Such an elegant animal - know how he feels when having his picture taken in the sun!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
29 Mar 2014 11:57AM
Excellent Impala images ,love bent ear ,but the very long legs win it for me --- lovely. Beautiful images , Colleen! --- Jukka.
29 Mar 2014 12:07PM
Two great images but for me it's V1 as he looks really relaxed in the sun.

Mary Grin
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
29 Mar 2014 12:37PM
Well spotted Colleen. An excellent shot GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 12:41PM
Love the humour of V1, love the regale stature of V2

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 1:02PM
Two splendid shots;
glad to hear V1 wasn't injured as I first thought.
ukgubbi 6 5 India
29 Mar 2014 1:31PM
I think he is winking to sun. Very adorable. Hope your husband is doing well. best wishes
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Mar 2014 1:54PM
He's not squinting, he's winking at you, Colleen!! Wink Two delightful images, love 'em both equally Smile
Trev Smile
debu 8 India
29 Mar 2014 2:41PM
Lovely image.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 3:55PM
Superb shot Colleen love V2 cracking capture.
AnneB50 5 118 18 Scotland
29 Mar 2014 4:09PM
I'm amazed that you are managing to do what you do never mind all your lovely votes and comments! Hopefully not for too much longer.

Another lovely pair of images, especially V1 for me.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 4:47PM
Thanks for popping up v 2
What a beautiful animal..
So delicate....and those horns
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Mar 2014 5:28PM
lots of good shadows here, the deer is not happy with that bright sunlight!
29 Mar 2014 7:00PM
Excellent captures, Colleen !
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 7:47PM
Such a cutie Colleen
Hope Rob doing better now, and home soon
Mike_Smith Plus
10 476 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 8:29PM
Look at the legs on them, i bet they can really run fast, am i right in saying Colleen that these are favored by the Cheetahs. Two cracking shots again, i also like the way his ear is down
29 Mar 2014 8:32PM
Maybe she does not squints ... maybe she winks at cheetah - Well...well... Can you, catch up with me...?Smile
I like it, Colleen!SmileSmileSmile
Regards Valery
ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
29 Mar 2014 8:37PM

Quote:Look at the legs on them, i bet they can really run fast, am i right in saying Colleen that these are favored by the Cheetahs

Yes Mike, favored by all the cats....
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Mar 2014 9:12PM
Well caught out in the light here Colleen.
Good shots.
29 Mar 2014 9:46PM
What a lovely little animal here Colleen, gorgeous light , two great shots. GrinGrin

29 Mar 2014 10:16PM
He's winking at you Colleen! Lovely shots. Love to Rob. Cathy. Just re read the comments and I am not the only one who thinks he is winking at you!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Mar 2014 10:44PM
Love hoe one ear is back and the other pointing forward: excellent shot.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 10:57PM
What a cutie! GrinGrinGrin
Well captured and a good shadow as well...
30 Mar 2014 2:33PM
Gorgeous images Colleen, really lovely.

John Smile
31 Mar 2014 12:09PM
Missed this one,time i caught up.V2 takes it for me Collen,it is beautiful.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Apr 2014 11:41PM
The little winker is definitely playing up to the camera, two excellent images indeed

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